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Banking tech firm builds its IT team with construction CIO

Gareth Burton CIO FinastraFinancial services technology organisation Finastra has confirmed the appointment of Gareth Burton as CIO. Burton brings a wealth of enterprise experience to London headquartered business.

Burton joins the technology company from the construction sector and also has experience in mining and at conglomerate GE. Joining Finastra is not Burton’s first experience of leadership in a technology organisation, he has also had senior roles at telecoms giants BT and Motorola running business development and managed services respectively.

Burton joins Finastra from Laing O’Rourke the major construction and civil engineering business where he has been CIO for the last four years.  

As CIO at Finastra Burton will be responsible for employee services, core infrastructure and lead the Global Information Services team, the business said in a statement.

CFO of Finastra Rob Binns said Burton will be helping the organisation improve its efficiency, data analytics and “deploying self service application to employees”. Binns added that Finastra requires a serious business technology leader as Finastra begins to work more closely with Fintech startups, banks and other partners.

With Burton joining Natalie Gammon, who has been CIO of Finastra since November 2017, takes on a new role of Chief Cloud Officer, which gives you a clear idea of the technological direction of Finastra.  Gammon became part of the Finastra team when Misys, a financial services technology business merged with D+H a global payments technology provider to form Finastra in 2017. Finastra said that Gammon will now be responsible for the cloud and data centre roadmap for Finastra.

Finastra provides technology to all parts of the financial services industry including retail banking, transaction banking, lending as well as treasury and capital markets. Its technologies are available as both on-premise and cloud and the Paddington based business claims to have 48 of the world’s top 50 banks as customers.

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