Bravura Solutions Limited (ASX:BVS) (Bravura) has today announced the appointment of Nick Parsons as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, with Tony Klim stepping down, effective 3 September 2021. Mr Parsons joined Bravura as its Chief Technology Officer in 2007, undertaking a range of senior leadership roles in the business including Business Development Director, before moving into the Global Chief Operating Officer role in 2020.
Departing Chief Executive Officer Tony Klim said, “It has been a great honour for me to serve Bravura over the past 13 years, including 10 years as CEO. During my tenure, Bravura has grown into a highly regarded and deeply trusted partner to some of the world’s most important financial institutions. I am immensely proud of what our company has become. I have no doubt that Bravura’s future remains very bright.”
“I am also pleased to announce that the Bravura Board of Directors has appointed Nick Parsons to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Given his deep industry expertise, outstanding client relationships and experience with Bravura, I have every confidence that Nick will champion the needs of clients, employees and shareholders into the future,” Mr Klim said.
Based in London, Mr Parsons has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry specialising in financial sector solutions. Prior to joining Bravura Solutions, Mr Parsons was the Chief Technology Officer for DST Global Solutions, where he was responsible for driving innovation and implementing complex global projects.
In accepting the appointment, Nick Parsons said, “It is an honour to succeed Tony as CEO, it has been a real pleasure working with him. Under Tony’s outstanding leadership Bravura has enjoyed excellent growth, entering new markets and bringing new products on stream. Bravura is strategically well-positioned for the future, and I look forward to working together with my management team and colleagues globally to deliver exceptional results for our clients and our shareholders.”
Parsons continued: “We are witnessing considerable change in our core markets across the value chain. Whether it be the shift to vertical integration and increasing distribution accessibility in the UK, or the thrust to automate rather than outsource as in Australia and New Zealand, Bravura is well-positioned to provide solutions.
“Our clients are looking to deliver greater value to their customers through digital offerings, speed to market and cost reduction – we deliver this through our expertise in innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, microservices and cloud.
“I am delighted to be leading Bravura through its next phase of growth in this dynamic global market environment.”
Megan Owen will be taking over the role of Global Chief Operating Officer. Ms Owen joined Bravura Solutions as Chief Operating Officer, EMEA and has over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Bravura Solutions, Ms. Owen worked for 17 years in Capgemini as a Programme Director, then as Head of Digital Consulting at Dell EMC and more recently as Managing Director at Sopra Steria.
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