Bravura Solutions Pty Limited (Bravura) – a trusted supplier of transfer agency, wealth management and life insurance software applications – today announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Martin Deda has been appointed to the CFO role, reporting directly to Bravura’s global Chief Executive Officer, Tony Klim. He will also serve as an Executive Director on the Board of Bravura.
Klim said: “We are delighted to welcome Martin to the company and the Executive team. With more than 19 years' experience in senior finance and operations roles, predominantly within the IT and professional services industry sectors, his extensive knowledge and expertise will be a valuable addition to our growing organisation.”
Deda’s most recent position was as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and CFO for leading regional law firm, Minter Ellison. In this role, he had overall responsibility for the firm's financial and management accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, commercial and bid support, facilities management, IT infrastructure, applications and support, and corporate/office services.
Prior to joining Minter Ellison, Deda had built a long and successful career in numerous finance positions. In July 2008, he was appointed CFO of iSOFT Ltd, an ASX200 listed global Healthcare IT provider. This role included responsibility for tax, treasury, financial and management accounting and reporting, investor relations, company secretarial, commercial, M&A and bid & contract management.
Previous to this, Deda served as regional COO / CFO with CSC for Central and Eastern Europe, and he also held senior finance and operations roles at TNT and StorageTek in EMEA. At CSC and StorageTek, he was a key member of highly effective management teams that significantly improved the performance of these businesses. This was preceded by eight years of management consulting experience at PA Consulting Group, leading projects in Australia, UK, Netherlands and Germany, focusing primarily on M&A, performance improvement and re-engineering.
Commenting on his new role, Deda remarked: “Given the strong global interest Bravura is experiencing for its wealth management and life insurance applications, this is an exciting time to join the company and play a role in its future growth and development. I look forward to applying my finance skills and international experience, as well as my deep expertise in technology services, to continuously improving the performance of the business.”
Deda studied Economics and Accounting at the University of Western Australia and at the Australian National University. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant (FCPA, Australia) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Deda will officially commence his role on 22 September, 2014.