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Steve Bingham

Managing Partner, Global Business Services, IBM Australia and New Zealand

Full biography

Steve Bingham is the Managing Partner for Global Business Services [GBS] in Australia and New Zealand. GBS is IBM’s business and technology consulting division, and represents the world’s largest consulting organisation. Starting in October 2012 Steve is leading a team of over 2,500 consultants that are delivering some of the major IT programs in Australia and New Zealand working with clients such as National Broadband Network (NBN), David Jones, Defence and in New Zealand the Earthquake Commission. Many of these projects are delivering critical business technology which continues to demonstrate the breadth and scale of delivery capabilities GBS offers to its clients. 

Previous Roles:

Steve was previously the Vice President for Consulting Services in Global Business Services [GBS] across the Growth Markets. Responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of eight growth market teams including; South East Asia (ASEAN); India and South Asia (ISA); Greater China (GCG); Korea (KOR); Australia/New Zealand (A/NZ); Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Middle East and Africa (MEA); and Latin America (LA). The Consulting Service practice includes thousands of consultants working in Strategy and Transformation, SAP, Business Analytics and Optimisation (BAO), Oracle and Systems Integration (AIS).

In 2011, Steve also held the role as Vice President of Financial Services for IBM GBS across the Growth Markets. In this role, Steve was responsible for the practitioners who support clients in our Banking, Insurance and Financial Markets through the provision of consulting services, and the design, delivery and management of technology systems. Steve has worked with clients in the Financial Services industry to roll-out Core banking solutions, assisted consulting transformations, branch and channel re-design and application outsourcing. 

IBM Greater China Group (China, Taiwan and HK) Financial Services Leader

With the third largest economy in the world and unprecedented rates of growth and expansion, the Greater China Group holds an enormous amount of opportunity. IBM has invested heavily in this region and is committed to extending its focus and ensuring it has highly skilled leaders to move its strategy forward. At the same time Financial Services clients have undergone significant transformation and modernization.

Under Steve’s leadership the team achieved significant growth through a focus on capability and account development. This was achieved through dedicated teams delivering projects for the Tier 1 China banks including China Construction Bank, ICBC, Bank of China and ABC.

IBM Growth Markets Application Innovation Services (AIS) Leader and GCG AIS Leader

As the Growth Markets Systems Integration leader he led a practice of consultants with teams in 140 countries. Steve was responsible for sales, revenue, capability development and delivery excellence.

Steve joined IBM in 2002 as part of IBM’s acquisition of PwCs consulting business. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology from the University of New South Wales and lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two young children. Steve also speaks Mandarin and is a keen snowboarder, enjoys golf and continues to play Touch Rugby internationally.