IR Board of Directors

John Merakovsky - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Merakovsky is a veteran of the digital industry with 25 years of experience working in technology and digital companies. This includes extensive experience in commercialising technologies as an entrepreneur, consultant, Managing Director, CEO and General Manager of various companies. Prior to joining IR, John was the General Manager of Seek Learning (the education arm of Seek Ltd) and was previously the Managing Director of Experian ANZ, having served as its Managing Director of Marketing Services Asia-Pacific for 5 years.

Steve Killelea - Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Steve founded Integrated Research in August 1988 and held the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer until retiring from his executive position in November 2004. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in November 2004 and elected Chairman in July 2005. Steve is also Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace and The Charitable Foundation and for activities involved with these he has received a number of international awards including the Order of Australia.

Peter Lloyd - Non-Executive Director

Peter was appointed a Director in July 2010. He has 40 years’ experience in computing technology, having worked for both computer hardware and software solution providers. For the past 31 years Peter has been specifically involved in the provision of payments solutions for banks and financial institutions. He is also a Director of The Grayrock Group Pty Ltd, Transacumen Pty Ltd and Limehouse Creative Pty Ltd. Peter’s current term will expire no later than the close of the 2017 Annual General meeting.

Garry Dinnie - Independent Non-Executive Director

Garry was appointed a Director in February 2013. He is a Director & Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of CareFlight Limited, Inabox Group Limited, Australian Settlements Limited and a Director of a number of private companies. He is also the Chair or member of a number of Audit & Risk Committees of NSW public sector and private sector entities. He was previously a partner with Ernst & Young for 25 years specialising in audit, advisory and IT services. Garry’s current term will expire no later than the close of the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

Nick Abrahams - Non-Executive Director

Mr. Abrahams is highly experienced in corporate, intellectual property and international law pertaining to the technology industry, with over 20 years’ experience as a private practice lawyer. He has worked extensively internationally representing Australian high-tech companies as well as working for three years with a law firm in Japan. Mr Abrahams also spent time working in the United States in the late nineties and was an executive with Warner Brothers in Los Angeles, followed by a period as a senior executive at listed technology company, Spike Networks, also in Los Angeles.

Paul Brandling - Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul was appointed a Director in August 2015. He worked in the information technology industry for 28 years and has broad experience in hardware, services and software. He has previously held the positions of Vice President and Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard South Pacific plus Vice President and Managing Director of Compaq South Pacific. From 2001 to 2012, Paul was a member of the International CEO Forum (Australia) and served as a Director of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) from 2002 to 2011. Mr Brandling was a Director of Amcom Telecommunications Limited until its recent acquisition and is currently a Director of Vocus Communications Limited. 

David Purdue - Company Secretary

David was appointed Company Secretary in July 2012. David is also the Company's Global Commercial Manager and is responsible for the company’s global commercial business. Prior to this, David spent three years at Integrated Research’s Colorado office to manage the Americas finance operations.

David is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with over 25 years experience in both professional practice and industry.

Peter Adams - Chief Financial Officer

Peter joined Integrated Research in March 2008 and is responsible for overseeing the Company’s finance and administration, including regulatory compliance and investor relations. Peter is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience. He has held a number of senior accounting and finance roles, including seven years as CFO with Infomedia (an ASX-listed technology company), six years with Renison Goldfields (ex ASX top 100 Resources Company) and two years with Transfield Pty Ltd. Peter’s career began with Arthur Andersen, where he was responsible for managing large audit clients.

Andre Cuenin - President Americas & Europe

Andre joined Integrated Research in October 2008 and is responsible for all business operations in the Americas and Europe region. Andre has over 20 years experience in IT sales, most recently as VP of Field Operations at Stratavia, where he was responsible for sales and professional services marketing worldwide. Prior to this he spent 15 years with CA (previously known as Computer Associates) in several senior management positions including VP of Worldwide Sales Operations.

Kevin Ryder - Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin joined IR in October 2013 and is responsible for product marketing, strategic alliances, partner programs and marketing communications. He has over 25 years sales and marketing experience in the ICT industry, including leadership roles in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Prior to joining IR, Kevin was the Enterprise Marketing Director at Microsoft and has previously held senior executive roles at KAZ Group and Eicon Technology. Kevin was ranked #18 by CMO Magazine in the 2015 CMO50 list, recognising Australia's most innovative chief marketing officers.

Jason Barker - Senior Vice President, APAC & MEA

Jason joined IR in October 2014 and is responsible for all business operations across the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa regions. Jason joins with 20 years' experience in Technology, Media & Telecommunications most recently as Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific at Acision where,  based out of Singapore, he was responsible for leadership of the Sales team across the region . Prior to this Jason spent 5 years in Australia leading Asia Pacific teams with Subex and Surfkitchen and before this held several European focussed roles, based out of the UK.