I am is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Bond as Executive Director.
I could not be happier to have Steve on board full-time as an executive director. He has a drive, a vision and an IBM-bred best practice approach to business development for our Gold-as-a-Service. The timing could be be better with the ever-increasing demand for the safe haven asset gold, and our readiness as a business to deliver our unique turn-key proposition.
Steve was appointed a non-executive of SendGold in August 2018. He has demonstrated tremendous value on the board with his business insight and contribution to the SendGold growth strategy. He has now transitioned to work full-time as a member of the SendGold executive leadership team as well continuing to be a key member of our board. His focus will remain on the global growth of our Gold-as-a-Service.
Steve worked within the global information technology industry for many years. He has a track record of driving growth and transforming markets through innovation and technology. He is a former General Manager, IBM Growth Markets, with responsibility for leading business growth for cloud based, software driven solutions across Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East/Africa and Central Europe. Following his career with IBM, Steve has worked with start-up/scale-up companies in emerging telecommunications and Artificial Intelligence markets.
Steve holds an MBA and a Masters of Management (Commercial Banking) from Macquarie Graduate School as well as a Bachelor of Commerce (Computer Science) from Victoria University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
A heartfelt welcome to Steve.