IRESS appoints senior product executive

IRESS has appointed Emily Chen as a senior product executive with responsibility for financial planning software XPLAN.

Ms Chen makes the move from IRESS competitor Rubik (now Temenos), which owns financial planning platform COIN.

Rubik agreed to a $68 million acquisition by Swiss banking and technology firm Temenos in February 2017.

Ms Chen has 15 years of financial services experience and has held senior analyst roles at Macquarie, MLC Online and the advice platforms team at MLC/NAB.

In her new role she will lead a new IRESS program to "significantly enhance XPLAN’s user experience" and progress the development of IRESS APIs for client and third-party use.

IRESS group executive for product Aaron Knowles said Ms Chen will be a "key part of the work to continually improve our products and solutions for clients and end-users".

"We are delighted to welcome Emily back to IRESS, where she is a strong addition to our senior team," Mr Knowles said.


Nick Kalikajaros 2017