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Ignition Advice Welcomes Russell Scrimshaw To Growing Global Team

Ignition Advice continues to augment their global team with an aggressive recruitment strategy, also announcing Robert Coulter as Business Development Lead, APAC and David Hempson as Business Development Director, UK.

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Ignition Advice today announced that Russell Scrimshaw has accepted the roles of Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Non-Executive Director. Scrimshaw is an experienced senior executive and company director, and a valuable addition to the growing firm. 

On joining the Board of Ignition, Russell Scrimshaw, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Non-Executive Director, said, “I am very excited to be a part of what I expect will be a major international software and services company in the rapidly expanding financial services and advice sector. Clearly, Ignition software is world class and has already generated several prestigious sales in Europe and the UK, as well as in Australia.” 

Peter Meurer, Chairman of the Ignition Board of Directors said, “We are delighted to welcome Russell Scrimshaw to Ignition Advice. He is a leading corporate expert and an appointment of this calibre will greatly assist Ignition as we continue to expand through partnerships with global institutions in 2021.” 

In his recent career Scrimshaw has been Deputy CEO of Fortescue Metals Group and Chairman of UK listed Sirius Minerals PLC (acquired by Anglo American earlier this year). He is Chairman of the Garvan Foundation and Non-Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. During his earlier corporate executive career Scrimshaw was at various times responsible for Information Technology and Operations in the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Director of Marketing at Optus Communications, Vice President of Sales and Service in the US for American computer Company Amdahl, and a senior executive in IBM Australia. 

The appointment follows Ignition’s successful Series B capital raising with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in 2020. Proceeds from the capital raising will be used to support business development and product research, ensuring that Ignition’s technology solutions remain at the forefront of global innovation. 

Additional key 2021 hires

Ignition Advice continues to augment their global team with an aggressive recruitment strategy, also announcing Robert Coulter as Business Development Lead, APAC and David Hempson as Business Development Director, UK.

Robert Coulter joins the Sydney office to lead Ignition’s APAC distribution partnerships. Coulter brings experience with top tier firms including AMP, ING, BT Financial Group, MLC Australia and Asgard. David Hempson has a mandate to launch and lead Ignition’s new UK business. He has twenty years experience in financial services sales with firms including EValue and FE FundInfo, and a deep understanding of the investment and wealth sectors.


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