Thomas A. South
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Thomas A. South is an Executive Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. Tom was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer in September 2018, responsible for the global strategic vision and execution for Information Technology in support of the business functions to deliver the technology capabilities and solutions.
Prior to his current role, Tom was appointed Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business Architecture in February 2016, responsible for business unit strategy development, operations change management, and location strategy to support a scalable global operating model.
Previously, Tom spent two years as the Chief Operating Officer of Operations & Technology. Prior to that role, he was IT Director for Wealth Management, focused on development of mobile tools for customer engagement. Additionally, Tom was Director of Investment Technology for more than three years, where he planned and oversaw a comprehensive modernization of virtually all major systems supporting Northern Trust Asset Management.
Tom joined Northern Trust in an IT Leadership role in the Benefit Payment Systems group in August 1999, and became Division Manager of that group in December 2001. In December 2003, Tom transferred into the Client Delivery Group within Worldwide Technology with responsibility for management of application development for all Wealth Management client facing applications including the build out of the Wealth Passport suite of tools focused on Family Offices and the needs of their family members and partners. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Tom served in technology leadership roles at both Automated Concepts Inc. and Ace Hardware Corporation.
Tom is active in volunteering at veterans’ care facilities and in various United Way and Make-a-Wish related activities.