Executive Leadership Team

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John Ruthven

CEO and Managing Director

John is an internationally experienced software industry executive known for his strategic approach and operational expertise across global enterprises. John has over 20 years’ experience working in the technology industry with a proven track record of leadership and delivering strong profitable growth. His international experience spans across the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. 

  

John joined IR in July 2019 to lead the next growth phase of the company. He plays a crucial role in steering the company through its transformational phase of being a ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) provider and is responsible for revitalizing the company’s operational strategy.  

 

Prior to that, John was the Operating Officer – Global Sales at TechnologyOne. Previously he has also held the position of President & Managing Director ANZ of SAP, SVP International Sales at Zuora Inc, and various senior positions at CA Technologies and Computer Associates Inc.  

 

 An avid cyclist, John loves to spend time outdoors.  


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Matthew Walton

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Matthew joined IR in July 2022 and is responsible for Group Financials, Finance Planning & Analysis, Legal, Enterprise Program Management Office and Internal Systems.

With an extensive background of working with listed tech companies in Australia, Matthew’s previous role was at GBST as the CFO, where he led the Finance, Risk and PMO functions. Previously Matthew has been the CFO at Eftpos Payments Australia and Afterpay. He has also held a range of senior finance roles with YBR, Vow Financial, Westpac and BT Financial Group.

CPA qualified and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he brings to IR extensive experience as a senior finance executive with a strong operational, commercial and strategic focus.   He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and has an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.


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Stuart Matthewman

Chief Marketing  Officer

In his role as the Chief Marketing Officer, Stuart is responsible for the company’s global marketing and communications efforts.

He leads branding, digital marketing, content and social media, public relations and advocacy, demand generation, product and business development and field marketing. Stuart has a breadth of marketing experience of over two decades and has led global teams.

Stuart joined IR in 2018 and has risen through the ranks, with his last role being Global Head of Marketing Communications. Prior to that, he worked with Macquarie Telecom, AOL Online Services, Telstra Corporation and ANZ Banking Corporation. Stuart is passionate about triathlon and Australian Football and supports sport related charities.


Donna Williams

Donna Williams

Chief People Officer

At IR, Donna leads the People function with an aim to further strengthen the culture.  She is responsible for the company’s global HR strategy, including workforce development, talent management, leadership/management development, organisational effectiveness, and employee engagement.  

Having joined in December 2022. Donna brings to IR two decades of HR experience across Australia, Asia, the Americas, and Europe.  She has worked across HR disciplines including HR Operations, Capability Leadership, Organizational Development, Business Expansion, Workforce Strategy, Performance Development, Compensation and Benefits, Culture & Talent Management, Health & Safety.

In the past, Donna has held global leadership roles with medium to large multi-national publicly listed companies in multiple industry sectors including information technology and software, mining and resources, oil and gas, and aviation.

Donna has an executive master’s in Business Administration and a graduate diploma in Project Management.


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Michael Tomkins

Chief Technology Officer

Michael joined IR in September 2018 and is responsible for leading the development and product management teams.

Michael has deep expertise and a proven track record in building cloud platforms at scale, and is also a cyber security expert.

Michael was formerly CEO of Deluxe Media Cloud and was CTO of FoxSports for 5 years where he transformed the business from an ‘iron and airwaves’ broadcaster of premium sports content, to a fully digital cloud-based service, delivering a flawless experience to millions of viewers.


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Jason Barker

SVP International Business

Jason joined IR in October 2014 and leads the EMEA & APAC geographies. He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in software and technology, focused on growing markets across both the enterprise and service providers. He has had a strong track record of starting up, recruiting and developing regional teams along with turning around operations, complex negotiations and growth within tight timescales.  

Before joining IR, Jason was Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific at Acision, a PE backed technology company headquartered in EMEA. Based in Singapore, he was leading Sales teams across the region. Prior to that, he has held several Sales leadership roles in the UK and Australia. 

He enjoys football and swimming. 


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Rodney Foreman

SVP Americas

Having joined IR in August 2022, Rodney brings over 20 years of experience in the information technology sector, delivering enterprise grade products and solutions across infrastructure and cloud-based platforms. His focus at IR is to grow customer base through direct and indirect sales channels at a time when the organization is advancing its transition to being a ‘Software as a Service’ provider.

Rodney joins IR from Megaport Limited, an ASX-listed company where he was most recently the Chief Revenue Officer. He has held senior executive leadership roles within companies including IBM, Dell, Nutanix and Informatica, leading product management and global sales teams.

In recent years, he was named among the top 50 most influential leaders in the industry by Computer Reseller News (CRN), a trade publication. He is a World and National Powerboat Racing Champion and was inducted into the American Powerboat Association Hall of Champions.  A cancer survivor, he volunteers for the American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity.