Wollongong-headquartered data and technology consultancy Novigi has announced three appointments to its leadership team. 

The first of the trio, Anita Owen, has assumed the newly created role of executive general manager of consulting for professional services.

She brings over 18 years’ experience leading and delivering transformative projects, having most recently served as director of transformation delivery at KPMG.

Prior to this she led sustainable cost reduction initiatives at MLC Life Insurance. 

Novigi has also hired Charlotte Marra and Martin Roberts as principal consultants specialising in cloud and machine learning technology. 

Marra brings over 19 years of transformative technology expertise, having previously served in roles at Deloitte Consulting, Google and IBM.

Roberts has over two decades experience in the data and analytics space, having previously served as principal data scientist at NEOM and GASTAT, where he developed foundational platforms and led projects with significant commercial benefits.

“As we scale to meet the data and technology demands of the financial services sector, particularly within Australia’s $3.9 trillion superannuation industry, it is important that we assemble the right team,” said Ash Priest, CEO of Novigi.

“We are excited to welcome these three individuals as a reflection of our commitment to pairing market-leading data and technology products and propositions with deep industry expertise.”

“Anita and Charlotte’s appointments also reflect our commitment to enhancing female leadership diversity as a key part of our business strategy. We are firm in our belief that broad representation at all levels is a key driver of commercial success, and this includes building a balanced and inclusive leadership team.”

The appointments follow Novigi’s acquisition of Sydney-based financial services consulting firm QMV Solutions earlier this year, which included its data quality platform Investigate DQ.

“From inception in 2016, we’ve experienced significant growth, keeping pace with the industry’s evolving needs, especially in technical capabilities,” Priest said.

“As AI, machine learning and cloud computing become more crucial in wealth management, we’re excited to help our clients maximise value from these advancements while continually enhancing our own capabilities.”