Specialist software and services provider to the financial services industry Data Action (DA) has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of a Chief Risk Officer.

Jarrod Sawers, who has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services, joins DA from AIA Australia where he was Chief Risk Officer during a period of sustained change and an evolving regulatory environment across the financial services sector.  He also held the position of Head of Enterprise Delivery and was responsible for delivering transformation initiatives across both AIA Australia and AIA New Zealand.

DA Chief Executive Nicola Burgess said the appointment reflects our commitment to working within an increasing regulatory and compliance environment, and in support of our banking and financial services clients who are regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

“Jarrod will add significantly to our expertise in risk management and compliance at a time when data security is at the forefront of not only banking but business in general,” she said.

Mr Sawers said he is looking forward to utilising his risk management expertise in the banking sector noting his experience at AIA being relevant for DA’s growing offering.

About DA

Data Action (DA) is a specialist software and services provider to the alternate banking and financial services industry.   DA operates nationally with staff based in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and services a broad client base including customer owned banks, credit unions, neobanks and financial services membership organisations.