30 September 2014

Bravura moves John Waddy to new role for Sonata Emea-Apac development

21 July 2014  |  868 views  |  0 Source: Bravura Solutions Limited

Bravura Solutions Limited (Bravura), is pleased to announce that it has expanded its executive management team with the creation of a new global product development role, responsible for the delivery of Sonata across Emea and Apac.

John Waddy, Bravura's current Chief Operating Officer, EMEA Wealth Management has been appointed to this new position. John has been with Bravura for more than six years.

In his new role, John will oversee global software R&D, product innovation, delivery and quality assurance for Sonata, the company's next generation wealth management and life insurance solution. John will transition into the post over the next two months. He will relocate to the APAC region in September to be closer to the Sonata development teams and R&D centres of excellence based in Auckland, Melbourne and Gurgaon, India.

Harry Storer has been appointed to succeed John as the new Chief Operating Officer, Wealth Management EMEA. A proven development and implementation leader, Harry brings a wealth of senior executive experience within software and technology firms to this role. He has served previously as Senior Vice President, Oracle Consulting Services Asia Pacific and Global Consulting Services leader for Ventyx, an ABB Company.

Bravura currently has nine contracted Sonata projects underway around the world covering wrap, superannuation, life insurance and KiwiSaver, across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. There are a number of additional opportunities in the pipeline.

Tony Klim, CEO at Bravura said: "These executive management appointments will strengthen our ability to meet the increasing global demand for Sonata. John will drive forward the delivery of Sonata, enabling us to continue to fulfil our project commitments and deliver our extensive R&D program. We're also excited to welcome Harry who brings tremendous industry experience and capability to Bravura."

Commenting on his new role, Waddy remarked: "This opportunity comes at a very exciting, high-growth period in Bravura's history. I look forward to working closely with clients to help them derive maximum benefit from Sonata by meeting their existing market requirements and developing new market propositions."

Sonata is Bravura's unified wealth management platform providing customer-centric administration of pension, investment and life insurance products. Sonata provides rich, proven business functionality delivered in Java and Oracle technology. The solution includes workflow, analytics, mobility and straight-through processing capabilities. 

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