Monday, 14 September 2020 11:54

Pegasystems hires two industry specialists

Pegasystems financial services and insurance industry principal Jonathan Tanner Pegasystems financial services and insurance industry principal Jonathan Tanner

Customer engagement and digital automation vendor Pegasystems has appointed Jonathan Tanner as financial services and insurance industry principal and Rob Bollard as public sector industry principal for Asia Pacific. Both roles are newly created.

"Especially during this time of turmoil and uncertainty, our focus is on helping our clients weather the storm while enhancing their digital transformation initiatives for long-term success," said Pegasystems vice president and managing director for APAC Luke McCormack.

"We work with many of the organisations that are playing a significant role in the wellbeing and recovery of Asia-Pacific markets, which makes our expertise more critical than ever. Jonathan and Rob bring the right expertise to help our clients succeed and continue to sustain and grow Pega's success in the APAC financial services and public sectors."

Tanner joins Pega from National Australia Bank, where he most recently served as the executive of corporate finance and institutional bank engagement technology. He was previously head of projects and delivery, global services, and operations at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.

Earlier in his career he worked as a consultant at KPMG and Capgemini, and as business transformation director at IPSLK, a joint venture between Unisys and some of the UK's major banks.

Tanner holds an honours degree geological science from the University of Birmingham, and a master's in earth sciences from the Open University (UK).

Pega Rob Bollard

Bollard joins Pega after having spent nearly 20 years at IP Australia, where he held a variety of senior roles, most recently that of CIO and general manager of the innovation and technology group.

He holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the Australian National University, and was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2019 for "outstanding public service through the delivery of initiatives to improve IP Australia's customer services and processes."

The citation notes that "His efforts have placed IP Australia at the forefront of Intellectual Property (IP) offices worldwide and also Australian government digital service delivery."

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