Board of directors
Brian MitchellIndependent Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Based in Sydney, Brian Mitchell was appointed as Chairman of Bravura in 2009. Brian has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry with broad experience in the hardware, software and service sectors. His experience has been gained from working in the United Kingdom, Australia, APAC and the United States of America. Brian has significant experience in business development, marketing, sales, and executive management.
Most recently, Brian was Senior Vice President, Oracle APAC, responsible for growing their software and services activities throughout APAC. His responsibilities included managing overall operations in the region, including leading Oracle APAC’s expanding technology, and applications software businesses. Previously, Brian held the position of Managing Director, Oracle Australia and New Zealand from December 2000 until September 2004.
Brian has held various other senior management roles with organisations such as IBM Corporation, BIS Banking Systems and Digital Equipment Corporation. Brian is a former director of UXC and Onthehouse, and is currently Chairman of OtherLevels.
Brian is a Certified Practising Marketer, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
Tony KlimCEO of Bravura and Managing Director
Based in London, Tony Klim has over 29 years of experience in international financial services and has held a number of executive and board positions with private and listed companies focused on technology and outsourcing in support of the international financial services market. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and in a previous role he sponsored the acquisition of a leading United Kingdom financial intermediary portal, the Exchange. Over the years, Tony has been involved in the development of new products and services targeted at the independent financial adviser community.
Prior to joining Bravura in February 2008 as the CEO for EMEA, Tony was a strategic consultant in the financial services sector. He has specialised in growth businesses, and internet banking and payment systems. His track record includes a number of strategic advisory and management roles for major international banks, life companies and technology businesses.
Martin DedaCFO of Bravura and Executive Director
Based in Sydney, Martin Deda has over 28 years of experience in senior finance and operations roles, predominately within the IT and professional services industry sectors.
Throughout his career, Martin has worked for private and public companies across Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.
He has extensive experience in financial and management accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, commercial, mergers and acquisitions and bid and contract management, investor relations, company secretarial, facilities management, IT infrastructure, applications and support, and shared services.
Prior to joining Bravura in September 2014, Martin was the Chief Operating Officer/CFO for top tier law firm Minter Ellison. He previously held senior positions at ASX 200 listed global healthcare IT provider, iSOFT and Computer Sciences Corporation for central and eastern Europe. He has also held senior finance and operations roles at TNT and StorageTek in EMEA.
Neil BroekhuizenNon-Executive Director
Based in Sydney, Neil Broekhuizen has over 23 years of experience in private equity with Investcorp and Bridgepoint Capital in Europe and Ironbridge in Australia.
Since co-founding Ironbridge in 2003, Neil has helped grow the business into a leading Australasian private equity manager. Neil has sat on the investment committee of Ironbridge since inception.
Neil has a BSc Honours degree in electical engineering from Imperial College, London and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Neil is currently nominated as a Director by representatives of the Ironbridge Funds as described in Section 188.8.131.52 and is a non-executive director of ASX-listed Monash IVF Group.
Peter MannIndependent Non-Executive Director
Based in London, Peter Mann was previously Vice Chairman at Old Mutual Group. Peter was integral to the delivery of that organisation’s growth strategy.
Prior to that, he held a number of senior roles including CEO of Skandia, one of the United Kingdom’s largest retail platforms, which was acquired by Old Mutual in 2006, and also CEO of Bankhall, an independent financial adviser network. In his role at Skandia, Peter laid the foundations for expanding the retail platform into the leader it is today. At Bankhall, Peter supported significant revenue growth and steered the company to profit, implementing several new services for existing members across various business lines.
Alexa HendersonIndependent Non-Executive Director
Based in the United Kingdom, Alexa Henderson has over 30 years of experience in finance, accounting and audit across the United Kingdom and Australia. She has worked with KPMG, Arthur Andersen and Deutsche Bank.
Alexa has a strong background in financial institution corporate governance and the guidance of appropriate audit practices and risk management processes.
She is currently on the board of directors of five financial services companies in the United Kingdom, being Adam and Company Private Bank (private wealth subsidiary of RBS), Scottish Building Society (which she chaired for four years), Dunedin Smaller Companies Investment Trust, F&C UK Real Estate Investments and JP Morgan Japan Smaller Companies Trust. She has chaired the audit committee of each of these companies. In addition, Alexa sits on the board of James Walker (Leith) Limited, a diversified construction company.
Alexa holds a BSc in Economics and Accounting from Edinburgh University and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland since 1985.