Bravura Solutions has announced the appointment of Greg Johnson as head of product, with his role having formally commenced in July.
Mr Johnson joined Bravura from Nano Digital Home Loans, where he was most recently B2B group executive.
Before this, he was general manager at Challenger Limited, where he was responsible for the company’s underlying growth strategy in the annuities and life business units, which included its group portfolio and mergers and acquisitions strategy.
Additionally, Mr Johnson has held senior roles at AMP, TAL Limited, and Commonwealth Bank.
According to Bravura, Mr Johnson’s new role will see him lead the firm’s global product team and work to simplify its suite of products throughout the wealth value chain, with a focus on creating repeatable, scalable, and easily integrated solutions.
This will also require him to collaborate with clients in developing technology and business processes that improve efficiency and enhance customer experience.
Bravura Group’s chief executive and managing director, Andrew Russell, noted that the appointment of a global head of product was a “crucial step” in the firm’s journey to become a “product-centric” organisation.
“With extensive financial services experience, Greg will be a great addition to the team and will work closely with our global customers to better understand their pain points and how Bravura products can better meet their strategic goals in the wealth management and funds administration space,” Mr Russell said.
“Our clients are looking to us to help them drive down costs, reduce complexity, and increase efficiencies and I’m confident that Greg will help us achieve these aims in a way that resonates with clients and helps increase our footprint in key markets across the globe.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Johnson added: “Bravura has an expansive reach and scale across its suite of solutions and a huge opportunity to build on its rich history and capability to help our clients become more efficient, streamlined, and ultimately more profitable.
“I’m looking forward to working with clients on our product innovation plans and helping them innovate in some of the most tightly regulated industries in the global markets in which we operate.”
The announcement comes after Mr Russell was appointed group CEO and managing director last month. He had served as interim CEO since June while the board undertook a global external executive search.
Mr Russell replaced Libby Roy who stepped down in June after less than a year in the role.