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IFS appoints new Managing Director

IFS appoints new Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand   

Sydney, 5 June 2008:  IFS, the Global Enterprise Applications Company and pioneers of true Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) today announced the appointment of Rob Stummer as the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. Stummer’s appointment is part of IFS’ corporate strategy to further its investment in the Asia Pacific region. The role is designed to grow the Australian and New Zealand operations of IFS and to drive the company’s strategy and business roadmap in this region.

Stummer’s main focus will be to increase the brand awareness and market penetration of IFS in Australia and New Zealand. IFS has already established a customer base in ANZ covering markets such as manufacturing, asset management, aviation and defence including major blue chip organisations such as Jet Turbine Services, a joint venture between Qantas Airways and Patrick Corporation and Globus, a leader in the manufacture of food packaging to name a few.

“There is enormous potential for IFS in this region and I see a wealth of opportunities for us to achieve our key business objectives. The fact that our global parent company is making such a confident investment in the APAC region is very reassuring – it’s a very exciting time to be a part of IFS,” said Stummer.

Apart from building brand awareness, Stummer will also be focussing on a more strategic approach to sales and marketing, public relations, client relationship management and service delivery. 

“IFS has a rich history dating back 25 years, we are very proud of how far we have come and the quality of our offerings. We wanted to appoint someone who would share that passion and represent IFS in the ANZ market. Rob is a fine fit for the position given his extensive experience, and his impressive local knowledge, network and reach,” said Tony Lorge, President, IFS Asia Pacific.

Previous to his appointment with IFS, Stummer was General Manager for Diversiti, a business formally part of Accenture for twenty years. He managed a large team of consultants responsible for the solution of workforce management issues in numerous leading businesses throughout Australia. Prior to this, Stummer spent several years building an executive IT practice for KPMG.

He replaces former Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Francois Wethmar, who has been promoted to head up IFS’ Strategic Operations team in Asia Pacific.

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