Sydney, 12 March 2009 (ASX: BVA/OTCQX: BRVSY) – Bravura Solutions (Bravura) – a leading global supplier of wealth management applications and professional services – today announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer.
Ms Rebecca Norton has been appointed to the role, reporting directly to Iain Dunstan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Ms Norton takes over from Mr Jonathan Kenny.
Mr Iain Dunstan said, “We are delighted to welcome Rebecca to the company and to the Executive team. With over 20 years of finance experience throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Europe, her background in the IT industry, and her knowledge and expertise in financial, operational and change management arenas, will be a valuable addition to the organisation.”
Norton’s most recent position was a dual role as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of the Business Objects Asia Pacific division of SAP. Her responsibilities included the integration of the Business Objects organisation effectively into the SAP business from both a financial and commercial perspective, the implementation of metrics and dashboards to measure overall performance of the Business Objects acquisition and change management across the business through the integration of the two companies. Rebecca was also responsible for operational decisions including go to market models, partner enablement and selling practices.
Her prior role, also at Business Objects was as the Vice President Finance, for Asia Pacific and Japan. Her challenge was to create an organisation that was a cost effective provider of financial services covering business decision support, corporate governance oversight, and transactional management excellence. Some of her achievements include transforming country controllers to value added business partners, improving the understanding of ethics and compliance and standardising the IT infrastructure, and assisting in identifying significant revenue opportunities for the company.
Prior to this, she worked for Lexmark International Asia Pacific, as the Finance Director and has held numerous other financial positions in her long and successful career.
Ms Norton has a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy and has studied Systems Analysis and Design at Charles Sturt University. She is also a Certified Practicing Accountant.
Ms Norton will officially commence her role on 6th April 2009.
The company secretarial role that Mr Kenny had been undertaking will now transfer to Ms Christine Nicholls, the Global Head of Legal. Ms Nicholls takes on this responsibility immediately.