Appointment of Chief Commercial Officer

Iress today announced the appointment of Michael Blomfield to a newly-created role of Chief Commercial Officer.

The Chief Commercial Officer will be responsible for Iress’ business growth objectives, including increasing growth at scale. The Chief Commercial Officer will report to the CEO and be a member of Iress’ leadership team.

Iress chief executive, Andrew Walsh, said: “I am delighted that Michael is joining us in this role. The new role reflects our focus on scale, consistency and delivery, particularly where clients have increasingly similar needs. We also continue to focus on improving the client experience and a focussed strategic approach to this is important to Iress and our clients.

“Michael is an experienced financial services leader with extensive international experience including in Asia Pacific, the United Kingdom and the US. This includes leading the equities division at Australia’s largest bank, Commonwealth Bank, as managing director for Asia Pacific for MF Global, and currently as the chief executive of research firm Investment Trends, which provides research and insights to financial services businesses in Australia, Asia, Europe, the US and the UK. Michael will bring a strong focus to sales capability and client experience supported by his international and industry experience.”

The roles and responsibilities of managing directors, who will report to the Chief Commercial Officer, are unchanged.

Michael will start in the role on 19 October.

For further details, please contact:

Coran Lill

+61 468 963 068