Stevensâ appointment will significantly deepen Bravuraâs global executive team and strengthen its international business development capability. A 21-year veteran of the financial services industry, Stevens will be based at Bravuraâs Sydney head office.
Bravuraâs Group CEO and Managing Director, Mr Iain Dunstan said: âDarren has an outstanding record and we are extremely pleased to welcome someone of his calibre. Darrenâs strong product strategy background, proven leadership qualities, and client management capabilities provide a solid cultural fit for Bravura.
âDarren will be a great asset to Bravura. His experience and insights will be invaluable in developing Bravuraâs global product strategy and sustaining its run of excellent results.â
Stevens joins the company from ING Australia, where as Head of Strategy and Finance, Employer Superannuation, he was responsible for strategic and operational planning for their employer superannuation business. Stevensâ role also included the management of the risk and compliance framework and the financial management of a significant Profit & Loss business. Prior to this role, he was National Manager, Employer Super & Group Risk Distribution at ING.
Stevens also spent seven years in senior management positions at Tower Australia Limited covering Finance, Product & Marketing and Operations.
Stevens said: âI am excited to be a part of Bravuraâs rapidly growing and dynamic business and look forward to working to enhance its position as a leading software provider to the wealth management industry.â
Stevens is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and an Associate of the US Society of Actuaries. He has held a number of Trustee and Board roles for organisations including ING and Tower and has actively participated in industry bodies such as the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and IFSA.
He is due to commence his role on 16 October 2007.