Atom announces Andy Sturrock’s appointment as CTO

Atom has appointed Andy Sturrock as the bank’s new Chief Technologist.

Andy joins Atom from BP plc, where he most recently ran the company’s Digital Consumer Channels and Offers teams, including the BPMe app and loyalty schemes. Andy’s time at BP saw him introduce a variety of new technologies, including Agile, DevOps, and the cloud. This was first in the trading division, and then rolled them out to the whole company.

Andy previously worked at Bank of America as a Director in Global Markets and Research Technology as well as Global Payments and International Branch Technology. Andy will lead on developing Atom’s state of the art, cloud-based banking platform, giving the bank the agility to create new products and services at speed and create real value for customers and investors.

Andy’s immediate plans include an upgrade of the core banking platform, which will enhance Atom’s ability to change banking for the better across personal savings, mortgages and business banking. Andy will also continue to improve Atom’s industry-leading automation capabilities, for customers and within the technology team and bank.

Andy Sturrock (CTO Atom) said: “I am delighted to be joining Atom. Through its low-cost, digitally native cloud technology platform, I’ve been impressed by the achievements of the tech team. I’m looking forward to developing Atom’s technology and taking it to the next level, putting automation and data at the core of our systems and building new products and services at speed to support customers even more effectively.”

Atom Chief Executive Officer Mark Mullen stated: “Andy brings significant experience implementing innovative technological solutions. We are confident that Andy will be a valuable member of our tech team, creating real value to customers. As the UK faces a significant squeeze in the cost of living, our highly efficient digital banking machine can help our customers make the most of their savings, while keeping borrowing costs to a minimum.”

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