Chris Venter joins REA Group as Chief Technology Officer. Source: From YouTube (
  • Chris Venter appointed as Chief Technology Officer
  • Venter will also lead REA's capability building, talent and growth agenda
  • Venter has over 20 years of experience in information technology and digital leadership

REA Group has recently appointed Chris Venter as Chief Technology Officer and a member of REA’s executive leadership team. He will also lead REA’s capability building, talent and growth agenda across the entire technology community.

Mr Venter has over 20 years of experience in information technology and digital leadership, having held senior positions at ANZ Bank where he was previously the General Manager of ANZx Technology.

Mr Venter has also held global technology consulting roles for Accenture and Delloite.

He holds degrees in computer science and information technology from the University of Auckland and the University of Technology Sydney.

Mr Venter now joins REA Group with a focus on driving improvement across the platform experience, data foundations, and operating model.

REA Group’s CEO, Owen Wilson, expressed his delight of the new appointment of Mr Venter.

“REA’s technology capabilities have always been a point of competitive differentiation so we are delighted to have someone of Chris’ calibre joining our team to build on these strong foundations.

“Chris’ deep technology expertise spans critical capabilities including agile delivery, technology transformation and scaling with impact, which will support our strategic ambitions and contribute to REA’s future growth and business efficiencies.”

Owen Wilson, REA Group CEO

“I’m looking forward to working with some of the brightest minds in the industry to leverage new and existing technologies to continue to improve and differentiate REA’s customer and consumer experiences, as well as to increase speed and efficiency to market,” commented Mr Venter on his appointment.

Mr Venter enters his new role shortly after Kris Matthews, who was recently appointed by REA Group as Chief Product, Data, and Insights Officer within its new PropTrack business.

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