Global expertise and industry knowledge.

With a deep knowledge of financial services, our directors understand how our clients' businesses operate as well as the unique intricacies of this ever-changing industry. 

All of our directors are highly qualified and include former chief executives, former senior executives and current directors of major global financial institutions. Together they have extensive experience across banking, financial markets and wealth management as well as in technology, software development and consultancy. 

This combined strength of experience and expertise is what makes us well placed to design, develop and deliver the very best that fintech has to offer. 

 

The IRESS Board Of Directors

Tony D'Aloisio

Tony D'Aloisio

Chairman since August 2014

Independent Non-Executive Director since June 2012

Tony has 35 years’ experience as a senior executive in government, corporate and legal roles.  Tony became Chairman of Perpetual Limited in May 2017, following his appointment as Independent Non-Executive Director in December 2016.  He was appointed as a Commissioner for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) in late 2006 and then as Chairman in 2007 for a four-year term.  He was Chairman of the (International) Joint Forum of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 2009 to 2011. Prior to ASIC, he was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) from 2004 to 2006.  Tony was Chief Executive Partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques between 1992 and 2004, having first joined the firm in 1977. Tony has a depth of experience in Executive and Non-Executive roles, which are directly relevant as we grow our international footprint in financial markets and wealth management.

Niki Beattie

Niki Beattie

Independent Non-Executive Director since February 2015

Niki has more than twenty five years’ experience working in financial technology and capital markets in management, board and advisory capacities.  She currently runs Market Structure Partners, a strategic consulting firm that advises capital markets participants on the impact of regulation, technology and competition in financial markets.  Prior to that Niki spent 14 years in senior positions at Merrill Lynch International, based in Europe.  In addition to her consulting work, she undertakes a number of Board roles.  She is currently Non-Executive Chairman of pan-European share trading platform, Aquis Exchange, Non-Executive Director of European financial services company Kepler Cheuvreux International and Non-Executive Director of Borsa Istanbul, the Turkish stock exchange.   She was previously on the Board of MOEX, the Moscow Exchange during the period it went through an IPO and became the largest free float stock in Russia.  She also serves on two regulatory committees; as a member of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and as a member of the Secondary Markets Advisory Committee to the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA).

John Cameron

John Cameron

Independent Non-Executive Director since March 2010

John is one of the pioneers of electronic trading. He was a key member of the team that first automated the trading floor of the Australian Securities Exchange, one of the first in the world. He has designed and developed information systems for major financial institutions in the UK, France, USA and Australia. In 1997 John created what was to become the world’s leading FIX solution, CameronFIX. It was acquired by Orc Software in 2006 where John served as CTO. John left Orc in 2009 and created the Cameron Foundation.

John Hayes

John Hayes

Independent Non-Executive Director since June 2011

Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee since June 2011

John has been a Non-Executive Director since June 2011 and the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. A Fellow of CPA Australia with over 40 years’ experience in Financial Services. Senior roles included CFO of both ASX Limited and Advance Bank Australia Limited and Vice President Financial Services with BT Australia Ltd. John’s previous directorships include ASX Perpetual Registry Ltd (now Link Market Services) and Orient Capital Ltd. Executive Director roles with the Australian Clearing House Ltd, ASTC Ltd (CHESS) and ASX Operations Pty Ltd. He was a member of the Advisory Council of Comcover, a Federal Government Entity for six years until December 2013.

Jenny Seabrook

Jenny Seabrook

Independent Non-Executive Director since 2008

Chair of the People & Performance Committee

Jenny has more than 30 years’ experience as a chartered accountant, investment banker and capital markets adviser.  She is highly experienced in mergers and acquisitions and has extensive public company board experience.  She is a special advisor to Gresham Partners and a Non-Executive Director of Iluka Resources Limited, MMG Limited (a Hong Kong listed entity) and Western Australian Treasury Corporation.  Jenny was recently appointed to the board of the Federal Government corporation Australian Rail Track Corporation.  Former directorships include Alinta Gas, Amcor Limited, Australia Post, Edith Cowan University, Export Finance and Insurance Corporation, Bankwest, MG Kailis, Princess Margaret and King Edward Hospital, West Australian Newspapers and Western Power.  Jenny has been a member of ASIC’s external advisory group and was a member of the Takeovers Panel from 2000 to 2012.

Geoff Tomlinson

Geoff Tomlinson

Independent Non-Executive Director since February 2015

Geoff has more than 40 years’ experience in financial services.  His executive career encompassed 29 years with the National Mutual Group, including six years as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.  He was a Non-Executive Director of National Australia Bank (NAB) from March 2000 to December 2014, including Chairman of its wealth management division MLC.  Other companies he has been a director of include Amcor Limited, Suncorp Limited, Dyno Nobel Limited, Programmed Management Services Limited and Neverfail Springwater Limited.  Geoff is Chairman of Growthpoint Properties Australia Limited, Calibre Limited and Wingate Asset Management, and a Director of Wingate Group Holdings.

Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh

Executive Director since October 2009

As CEO Andrew Walsh is the driving force behind IRESS. He is also the original founder of XPLAN Technology after having worked as an actuarial consultant. Andrew’s been at the helm since 2009, previously spending seven years as Head of IRESS Wealth Management.

Tony D'Aloisio

Tony D'Aloisio

Niki Beattie

Niki Beattie

John Cameron

John Cameron

John Hayes

John Hayes

Jenny Seabrook

Jenny Seabrook

Geoff Tomlinson

Geoff Tomlinson

Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh

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