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Financial services software and consultancy company, Idea Group, has appointed Bill Gourlay as CEO. In his new role, Bill will spearhead the company’s next phase of growth and focus on enhancing Idea Group’s unique product portfolio, driving business development and taking these products into new international markets.
An accomplished business leader, Bill has held a variety of executive level positions with global financial services and technology giants. Most recently, Bill created Royal Bank of Canada IS global product management structure, in addition to working on client segmentation strategies. Prior to this he had worked at SWIFT in a variety of roles including Global Head of Sales for funds products.
Ian Lyall will move across from his former role as Managing Director at Idea Group, to a new position as Chief Operating Officer. In his new role Ian will focus on enhancing the delivery of Idea Group’s current product range, and on further evolving infrastructure to support future developments.
Commenting on these new appointments, Bill said: “I’m delighted to lead Idea Group at such an exciting time. In todays competitive and challenging marketplace, organisations must provide high quality and high value products in order to compete and thrive. Ian Lyall’s expertise will ensure that our unique software helps organisations to do this by maximising operational efficiencies through structure and standardisation.“
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