Iress has today announced changes to its client-facing commercial team in Australia and New Zealand to meet the evolving needs of the industry.
Under the changes, teams will move to better align with client or industry segments, reflecting the convergence of financial services offerings in the market and to better support the delivery of strategic priorities.
Iress chief commercial officer, Simon New, said: “As the breadth and depth of our product and service capabilities continue to grow, it is important we organise ourselves to more effectively meet the needs of current and future clients.
“I’m delighted to welcome Nicole Mahan and Geoff Rogers to Iress, who along with Warwick Angus, will lead Iress’ sales and account management capability in Australia and New Zealand.
“Nicole Mahan will be joining Iress in April as commercial director, Australia & New Zealand, with responsibility for managing and growing our existing client relationships across the region. Nicole is currently director of wealth distribution at AMP, and brings extensive experience managing large sales and account management teams across a range of industry functions including banking, superannuation, financial planning and investments.
“Geoff Rogers joins as commercial director - investment infrastructure. Geoff brings significant experience in the wealth environment, and he will be invaluable in leading the development and commercialisation of our investment infrastructure strategy including digital advice. Prior to joining Iress, Geoff led various functions at MLC Wealth/National Australia Bank, including MLC’s advice licensees and retail platform and asset management sales teams.
“Finally, Warwick Angus’ moves into the role of commercial director - strategic markets, an expansion of his current role, which brings together clients with specialist growth needs in areas such as superannuation and managed funds. Warwick was previously Iress’ head of corporate development & market infrastructure.”
Under the changes, the previous leadership roles of managing director - investment management & trading and managing director - financial advice, have been made redundant, and as a result Kirsty Gross and Tizzy Vigilante have departed Iress.
“We would like to thank Kirsty and Tizzy for their considerable contribution to Iress over many years. We thank them for their expertise and commitment to Iress, and wish them the very best for the future.
“I’m confident the changes we’re announcing today will enable us to better meet our clients’ needs and enhance our ability to act as a strategic technology partner.”