iVvy Appoints Susan Forrester (AM) as Board Chair, Craig Kinross as Non-Executive Director

  • iVvy
  • 10.13.21
iVvy, a modern, cloud-based event and venue management platform, appointed Susan Forrester as Board Chair and Craig Kinross as Non-Executive Director, adding governance and global industry depth as it moves toward an anticipated ASX listing in Q2 2022.

Forrester and Kinross are two of the most dynamic Board leaders in corporate governance and global hospitality, bringing a combined total of more than 50 years helping vision, build and manage industry-leading public enterprises. The appointments come as iVvy continues to expand internationally, adding dozens of sales and operations management professionals across its organization over the last couple of months.
 
iVvy CEO Lauren Hall said, “We are delighted to welcome our new Board members to the iVvy team and are excited to have such a high caliber of Directors joining the organization. They bring significant value, expertise and strength to our Board as we move towards becoming an ASX listed company and look to drive long term value for shareholders and customers.”
 
Susan Forrester said, “Being a global, founder led, entrepreneurial business based on Gold Coast, iVvy’s
Chair role is exciting and I am thrilled to be joining their team as they embark on their ambitious growth
plans. I hope to bring my governance, strategy and scale up skills, which will complement and accelerate
management’s global technology expertise."
 
Craig Kinross commented, “Having operated in the global hospitality market alongside Ivvy for many
years I have admired the vision and execution of Lauren and the team to become a market leader
changing the game with their innovative events and venue management platform. I am excited to join the
Board of Directors at this time and play a role supporting this next phase of international growth.”
 
About Susan Forrester
 
Susan Forrester (AM) is a highly respected and accomplished professional Company Director with a
powerful blend of management, board and consulting experience across ASX-listed, public and private
companies. She draws on more than 25 years of executive management expertise in large professional
services firms, covering law, finance, HR, business and governance, to bring a practical and pragmatic
approach to her board contributions.
 
Forrester has a proven leadership track record as a CEO and senior executive in the national
professional services and global finance industries. Her in-depth expertise in financial services and
prudential supervision draws on her experience as a banking and finance lawyer with Allens, corporate
counsel with the predecessor to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and as Executive Director
with Queensland Treasury Corporation. Since leaving her CEO role in 2010, Susan has gained a wealth
of experience at the board table in complex corporate transactions, including private and public company
mergers and acquisitions, industry aggregations, and overseeing successful capital raisings.
 
 In addition to her legal qualifications, Susan has an EMBA from the Melbourne Business School and is a
 Fellow of the AICD. She is a sought-after mentor, strategic adviser and advocate for improving
 performance and the quality of decision making around the Board table.
 
About Craig Kinross
 
Craig Kinross is an experienced software executive, entrepreneur and non-executive director.
 
He brings more than 20 years leadership of fast-growth global technology businesses, including the last decade in the global sport, hospitality and entertainment industry.
 
Kinross’s current focus is on growing Cherry Hub, a company he co-founded in 2020, providing a technology platform for hospitality and entertainment businesses to better engage their customers and staff. He has also been advising and mentoring other fast growth tech companies.
 
Kinross previously served as Managing Director & CEO of MSL Solutions leading it to an ASX Listing in
2017 with revenue growth of 700% in 7 years as a result of expansion in the international markets. The
company became a market leader in the sport, leisure and hospitality markets globally boasting iconic
customers in Australasian Clubs and Hotels; 60% of the English Premier League Venues in the UK and
Golf Federations in 11 countries. MSL received numerous awards during his tenure including Deloitte
Tech Fast 50 Australia & Fast 500 Asia Pacific and Westpac Business of Tomorrow.
 
Kinross is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a qualified Chartered Accountant.

iVvy’s modern, cloud-based Sales and Catering software is revolutionizing the way meeting planners connect with hotels, allowing hotels to display rates and inventory for their meeting space online and facilitate real-time bookings. With enhanced reporting and analytics, hotels are provided with greater visibility over their business so they can yield their group rooms, meetings and event spaces to maximize revenue. To date, iVvy supports more than 25,000 users in 16 countries, with continued expansion under way. For more information, please visit www.ivvy.com.


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