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Andrew Walsh

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew took the role of Managing Director in October 2009, after seven years as General Manager of the IRESS Wealth Management division, overseeing the growth and direction of our wealth management business in Australia and internationally.

Andrew founded XPLAN Technology (XPLAN), and from 2003 managed the transition of XPLAN from an independent organisation to a fully integrated division of IRESS Market Technology. Prior to IRESS, Andrew worked extensively in the actuarial, financial planning, and technology industries.

Matt Rady

Group Executive, Financial Markets 

Matt joined IRESS in June 2014 and is responsible for IRESS Financial Markets globally. Matt has more than 21 years of experience in Financial Services and has held senior management positions in a variety of different market sectors including Trading, Wealth Management, Funds Management, Investment Products and Financial Administration Services. 

Matt has more than 18 years’ experience working at Macquarie Group in both Sydney and Toronto, Canada.  Prior to Macquarie Group, Matt worked for Credit Suisse in London and with Ernst & Young in Australia. Matt is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Steve Barnes

Chief Operating Officer

Steve has accountability for core operations covering client-facing service delivery and support functions, as well as for internal business systems. Steve joined IRESS in April 2012.

Steve has more than 15 years’ experience in financial services including senior roles at National Australia Bank and MLC, and more than ten years with consulting firm Accenture. Prior to this, Steve worked in journalism and corporate communications, including roles at major Australian media organisations and two United Nations agencies.

Stuart Bland

Chief Financial Officer

Stuart joined IRESS in 2001. Prior to this, he held a number of senior management positions in a range of industries including telecommunications, biotechnology and the wine industry. These senior roles were commercial, financial and M&A focussed. Previous to this, Stuart worked at Coopers & Lybrand for nine years, primarily in their corporate advisory area.

Peter Ferguson

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Peter joined IRESS in June 2011. He has many years' experience in international legal and commercial appointments in the financial technology sector, with prior international and domestic appointments including seven years with Nasdaq OMX, located in Stockholm and later Sydney, GBST and SIRCA.

Kirsty Gross

Manager Director, Australia & New Zealand - Financial Markets

Kirsty is responsible for the Product and Account Management teams, and ultimately all client relationships. She is also a specialist in the IRESS trading systems. Kirsty has been involved from the preliminary stages in the marketing and support of IOS.

Kirsty has over fifteen years experience in the information vending industry, including roles with Equinet, Knight Ridder Financial Inc. and IRESS Market Technology. Prior to this, she worked in broking at McIntosh Securities. Kirsty has extensive knowledge of the broking industry and the equities and derivatives markets.

Aaron Knowles

Executive Product Manager - Wealth

Aaron is responsible for the strategy, direction and product lifecycle for IRESS' wealth management software, and manages a team of product managers and analysts who look after the various individual products and research services that make up the division.

Aaron joined IRESS in 2004 and has held various positions in client relationship and product areas prior to his current role. He has over 13 years experience with wealth management software and prior to joining IRESS held positions with AXA, National Australia Bank and Legal & General (UK). 

Katherine Squire

Executive Product Manager - Financial Markets

Katherine took on this role in April 2012 and is responsible for the strategy, direction and product lifecycle of IRESS' financial management software. Prior to joining IRESS, Katherine has worked for Macquarie Bank, Bankers Trust and Sydney Futures Exchange.

Tizzy Vigilante

Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand - Wealth

Tizzy is responsible for managing the distribution of Wealth Management clients in Australasia, supporting them in the use of our software solutions. Tizzy believes that client service is fundamentally about building relationships based on respect, and she leads by example all the client facing divisions of the business.

Tizzy joined IRESS from VisiPlan in 2007. Prior to working at IRESS, she spent 8 years with IWL Ltd, 4 years as Executive General Manager.

David Walker

Chief Technical Officer

David is responsible for the management of the software development team, network and systems architecture groups. He plays a key role in the design and continued evolution of IRESS Market Technology's software architecture and technical direction.

David worked for IRESS Market Technology between January 1995 and August 1996, developing the first release of the IRESS product. He briefly moved to Tracker Software in August 1996 where he worked on the redevelopment of its contract management software before returning to IRESS Market Technology in April 1997.


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