Project Description

Sanjay Narayan

Sanjay Narayan

Program Manager

Areas Of Expertise:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Transformation Programs
  • Integration and Middleware
  • Infrastructure Environments
  • Project Turnaround
  • PMO Governance


  • Bachelor of Technology (Information and Communication Systems)
  • SAFe 4.0 Agilist (SA)
  • PRINCE 2 Practitioner
  • ITIL Foundation v3

About Sanjay Narayan

Sanjay is a skilled Program Manager, joining Seven Consulting’s Sydney team in April 2019. He has over 15 years’ experience in Project Delivery, with the last 10 years in leadership and management positions. A seasoned professional with experience in delivering large scale IT solutions across the major Australian tier-1 banks (Macquarie, CBA, and Westpac). Sanjay has successfully delivered large scale business remediation and worked on projects that include the New Payment Platform, Portfolio Management and Reporting, Data Migration, Real Time Integration and Regulatory Driven Transformation.

What Sanjay brings

  • Extensive experience managing and motivating multi-skilled geographically distributed teams of up to 60 members and budgets of $20M.
  • Vendor management with tier-1 technology partners including IBM, TCS, Infosys and HCL.
  • Experience working with Cloud technology platforms including Amazon, Microsoft Azure, and IBM cloud.
  • Experience in multiple delivery methodologies including Traditional, Agile SAFe and SCRUM.
  • Strong business and technology acumen with experience in finance and regulatory programs.

Key Clients:

  • Macquarie Group
  • AMP
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • Westpac
  • Commonwealth Bank

Key Achievements:

As Program Manager at Macquarie Group, Sanjay worked within the Commodities and Global Markets Division (CGM) on the CGM End-to-End Transformation Program (CGM2E). The CGME2E aimed to deliver CGM’s data strategy – all data consumers sourcing data from a single, trusted, reliable data warehouse and delivery of the future technology platforms/processes to support the CGM data strategy. The initiative impacted processes, people, and technology across all CGM Divisions (FIC, Futures, CMF, SAF, Central, EDT, CGM Legal). Responsible for program level setup and delivery of the multi-year program plan & APRA roadmap and delivery management of 3 CGME2E Streams – Trade Representation, Source of Truth and Mapping and Derivation. The role included supporting the program director and workstream owner in engaging across senior stakeholders, creation of the program delivery structures, creation of proprietary tools/frameworks to support complex data delivery, operationalizing data delivery ways of working processes (Data WoW) and traceability management of highly complex data requirements from consumers.

As Program Manager at Macquarie Group, Sanjay worked within the Financial Management Group Treasury (FMG GT) Division on the GT End-to-End Transformation Program (GTE2E). GTE2E is an organisation wide initiative impacting process, people and technology across Banking Financial Services, Commodities and Global Markets, Corporate Operations Group (Technology), Macquarie Capital, Macquarie Asset Management and Risk Management business units. GTE2E is one of the largest programs of work ever undertaken in Macquarie and will transform the Capital and Liquidity management functions within the group. The program aims to reduce costs, provide scalable platforms for future growth, and help meet Capital and Liquidity APRA requirements and expectations. i.e., Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Reforms, BASELIII Accords etc. Sanjay was responsible for setup and delivery of the multi-year program plan and APRA roadmap. The role included supporting the program director in engaging across senior stakeholders, creation of the delivery structure, creation of proprietary tools/frameworks used by teams to capture scope, assumptions, constraints, dependencies, multi-year backlogs, resourcing requirements, program budget and ensuring the program met internal due diligence and external assurance oversight incumbent in regulatory programs of this size and scale. The APRA roadmap/s were delivered and approved; a disciplined agile delivery methodology was employed using the planning collateral as guardrails. Sanjay also set up and operationalised steerco level program reporting metrics and supported various PMO Processes i.e., JIRA Setup, Resource Models, Change Control Processes etc.

As Program Manager at Macquarie Group, Sanjay worked across both technology and business program teams managing planning, tracking and execution of the Desktop Remediation stream on the Fusion Program. The Fusion program will replace the General Ledger globally across both Macquarie Group and Non-Group entities. The Desktop remediation stream was responsible for identifying, collating and remediation of existing BAU processes impacted by replacing the GL and ensuring compliance with the updated systems, processes and policies. Remediation scope comprised over 3000+ processes and 10,000+ impacted business objects. Remediation BAU teams comprised the entire Macquarie Group organisational structure spanning across APAC, EMEA and AMEA covering teams distributed across 30+ countries. In addition to Remediation, helped collate and deliver the Business Operational Readiness Testing (ORT) across the fusion program creating a framework to capture 2000+ processes to be run across 500+ team members for a full month end simulation with Fusion prior to go-live.

As Program Manager at AMP, Sanjay managed design and solution delivery of a PMO solution for circa ~130 projects / budget ~$100M+ for the Group Technology, Cyber and Data business unit including helping operationalise the PMO office. Provided portfolio governance reporting and data consolidation across the business including insights on risk posture, strategic alignment of initiatives, benefits realisation, RAID, and an overall portfolio roadmap. The solution had a wide employee impact across 11 IT business divisions and delivery practices.

As Program Manager at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Sanjay helped setup the foundation delivery strategy for the Content Management System (CMS) Upgrade project targeting the migration of majority of ABC’s digital products to Cloud and the syndication of content to commercial partners.

As Program Manager at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), Sanjay provided consultancy services to define a robust, tailored, and fit-for-purpose program governance and delivery structure to support the Application Modernisation sub-program mobilisation.

As Program Manager at Westpac – Workflow and Integration Services, Sanjay managed the change and delivery of Real Time Integration (RTI) capability across all Westpac brands including BT, Bank of Melbourne, and St George. He led multi-disciplinary teams of 60+ team members and had delivery responsibility for over 100 integration projects/year with a combined budget of $20M/year. Sanjay also led the setup of the Westpac Digital Platform (WDP) – Centre of Enablement (COE) which established the initial operating model for the WDP project pipeline including facilitating engagement, prioritisation and delivery execution. WDP utilised cloud-based technologies to enable microservices architecture within the bank. Sanjay directly lines managed up to 7 senior project managers and delivered projects using both Waterfall and Agile methodologies, including gaining certification in the SAFe 4.0 framework.

As Senior Project Manager at Westpac – Workflow and Integration Services, Sanjay delivered integration projects for Westpac’s core systems including Group Customer Data, Relationship Manager, Credit Bureau, Leasing, and the New Payments Platform (NPP). Sanjay managed multiple concurrent projects per quarter with combined budgets of $5M/year and multi-disciplinary satellite teams of up to 20 members.

As Project Manager at Macquarie Group – Corporate Asset and Finance (CAF), Sanjay delivered projects across the Asset Leasing and Distribution Finance (MDF) business areas. Projects included delivery of components to support large scale migration between CAF leasing systems and business to business (B2B) electronic data interchange (EDI) for MDF. Sanjay gained extensive global team collaboration and vendor management experience managing distributed teams across Switzerland, USA, UK, Philippines, and Australia. Sanjay managed analysis, development, build and test activities with business teams for Lease Origination, Distribution Finance, Lease Maintenance, Terminations, General Ledger and Reporting.

As Project Manager and Solution Delivery Manager at Commonwealth Bank, Sanjay worked on CBA’s $1.6 billion Core Banking Modernisation (CBM) program, Sanjay managed the initiation phase of the Service and Maintenance L3B stream and end-to-end delivery of the Customer Offer Sales and Service Engine (COSSE). COSSE was a CBM strategic project to integrate a Business Rules Engine (PEGA) into CBA’s online and internal client facing channels. This initiative allowed CBA to provide dynamic and tailored products to customers including provisioning for dynamic pricing and targeted campaignsDelivered scope with budgets to $15M/year and managed project teams with up to 50 members.

As Solution Delivery Team Leader at Commonwealth Bank, Sanjay assisted in the design and development of a new retail card product (Debit MasterCard) to integrate in both Netbank (CBA’s Online Platform) and CommSee and gained exposure to retail products and product lifecycle including origination, service & maintenance, payments, batch and downstream processing, account closure and management reporting. 

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