IR Management Team

John Merakovsky - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

John joined IR in July 2017 as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and was appointed Managing Director in September 2017. John is a veteran of the digital industry with 25 years of experience working in technology and digital companies. This includes extensive experience in commercialising technologies as an entrepreneur, consultant, Managing Director, CEO and General Manager of various companies. Prior to joining IR, John was the General Manager of Seek Learning (the education arm of Seek Ltd) and was previously the Managing Director of Experian ANZ, having served as its Managing Director of Marketing Services Asia-Pacific for 5 years.

Paul Brandling - Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Paul was appointed a Director in August 2015, and has been Chairman since November 1, 2018. He has worked in the information technology industry for over 30 years and has broad experience in hardware, services and software. He previously held the positions of Vice President and Managing Director of Hewlett‑Packard South Pacific plus Vice President and Managing Director of Compaq South Pacific. From 2001 to 2012, Paul was a member of the International CEO Forum (Australia) and served as a Director of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) from 2002 to 2011. Mr Brandling was previously a Director of Amcom Telecommunications Limited until its acquisition, was a Director of Vocus Communications Limited until February 2016 and previously a Director of Tesserent Limited until October 2017. He currently serves as a Non-Executive of Infomedia Ltd and Avoka Technologies Pty Ltd. Paul’s current term will expire no later than the close of the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

Peter Lloyd - Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter was appointed director in July 2010. He has over 40 years’ experience in computing technology, having worked for both computer hardware and software providers. For the past 35 years, Peter has been specifically involved in the provision of payments solutions for banks and financial institutions. He is currently the proprietor of The Grayrock Group Pty Ltd, a management consultancy company focusing on the payments industry and is a Non-Executive Director of Taggle Pty Ltd. Peter’s current term will expire no later than the close of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Garry Dinnie - Independent Non‑Executive Director

Garry was appointed a Director in February 2013. He is a Director & Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of CareFlight Limited, Australian Settlements Limited and a Director of a number of private companies. He is also the Chair or member of a number of Audit & Risk Committees of NSW public sector and private sector entities. He was previously a partner with Ernst & Young for 25 years specialising in audit, advisory and IT services. Garry’s current term will expire no later than the close of the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Nick Abrahams - Non-Executive Director

Nick was appointed as a Director in September 2014. Mr. Abrahams is highly experienced in corporate, intellectual property and international law pertaining to the technology industry, with over 20 years’ experience as a private practice lawyer. He has worked extensively internationally representing Australian high‑tech companies as well as working for three years with a law firm in Japan. Mr Abrahams also spent time working in the United States in the late nineties and was an executive with Warner Brothers in Los Angeles, followed by a period as a senior executive at listed technology company, Spike Networks, also in Los Angeles. Nick’s current term will expire no later than the close of the 2020 Annual General Meeting.

Anne Myers - Independent Non-Executive Director

Anne was appointed as a Director in July 2018. Ms. Myers has worked in the finance and technology industry for over 30 years with experience in business strategy, technology, digital innovation and operational functions. Anne is the former Chief Operating Officer and CIO of ING Direct Australia and has acted in executive technology and business roles for QBE, Macquarie Bank and St George Bank. She currently acts as an advisory board member to early phase technology innovators, including TokenOne Pty Limited, is a director of Defence Bank Limited and United Way Australia Limited and is a Council Member of the University of New England. Ms. Myers has also worked in the not for profit sector for United Way Australia, and was a member of the Industry Advisory Network for the University of Technology.

David Purdue - Company Secretary

David was appointed Company Secretary in July 2012. David was also the Company’s Global Commercial Manager until his retirement in July 2016. Prior to this, David spent three years at Integrated Research’s Colorado office to manage the Americas finance operations. David is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with over 25 years’ experience in both professional practice and industry.

Peter Adams - Chief Financial Officer

Peter joined Integrated Research in March 2008 and is responsible for overseeing the Company’s finance and administration, including regulatory compliance and investor relations. Peter is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience. He has held a number of senior accounting and finance roles, including seven years as CFO with Infomedia (an ASX-listed technology company), six years with Renison Goldfields (ex ASX top 100 Resources Company) and two years with Transfield Pty Ltd. Peter’s career began with Arthur Andersen, where he was responsible for managing large audit clients.

Andre Cuenin - President Americas

Andre joined IR in October 2008 and is responsible for all business operations in the Americas region. Andre has over 20 years experience in IT sales, most recently as VP of Field Operations at Stratavia, where he was responsible for sales and professional services marketing worldwide. Prior to this he spent 15 years with CA (previously known as Computer Associates) in several senior management positions including VP of Worldwide Sales Operations.

Jason Barker - Senior Vice President, APAC & MEA

Jason joined IR in October 2014 and is responsible for all business operations across the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa regions. Jason joins with 20 years' experience in Technology, Media & Telecommunications most recently as Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific at Acision where,  based out of Singapore, he was responsible for leadership of the Sales team across the region . Prior to this Jason spent 5 years in Australia leading Asia Pacific teams with Subex and Surfkitchen and before this held several European focussed roles, based out of the UK.

Kevin Ryder - Chief Marketing Officer & Customer Officer

Kevin joined IR in October 2013 and is responsible for global brand, marketing and customer experience.  He has extensive experience in the ICT industry, including leadership roles in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Prior to joining IR, Kevin was the Enterprise Marketing Director at Microsoft and has previously held senior executive roles at KAZ Group, Attachmate and Eicon Technology. Kevin was ranked #18 by CMO Magazine in the 2015 CMO50 list, recognising Australia's most innovative chief marketing officers.

Vanessa Walker - General Manager, People & Culture

Vanessa joined IR in September 2017 as the Director, Organisation Development and was appointed General Manager, People & Culture in November, 2017. Vanessa has extensive experience in both strategic & operational commercially driven HR roles, particularly in the technology sector with companies such as Experian, Hyperion, Sage & Hitachi Data Systems. This includes a strong focus on Talent Management, Culture & Employee Engagement across Asia Pacific through leadership of regional HR teams & and globally via active participation in the organisations’ global HR Councils. Most recently Vanessa was working with Cloud Talent Group and previously was HR Director, Asia Pacific with Accolade Wines.

Greg Clancy - Chief Product Officer

Greg joined IR in July 2018 and is responsible for the strategy, delivery, and commercialisation of the IR’s product and platform portfolio. With more than 20 years of senior product leadership at global enterprise software companies Greg is a champion of technology innovation and setting product vision and strategy for industry defining impact. Most recently he was based in Silicon Valley, California responsible for transforming Ivanti to the cloud while injecting innovation around analytics, machine learning, bots, and automation.

Michael Tomkins - Head of Development

Michael joined IR in September 2018 and is responsible for leading the development teams. Michael has deep expertise and a proven track record in building cloud platforms at scale, and is also a cyber security expert. Michael was formerly CEO of Deluxe Media Cloud and was CTO of FoxSports for 5 years where he transformed the business from an ‘iron and airwaves’ broadcaster of premium sports content, to a fully digital cloud-based service, delivering a flawless experience to millions of viewers.