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Australian-based financial services software company Iress has appointed Andrew Jappy managing director of its Canadian business.

The industry veteran brings more than 30 years of industry experience to the role, and spent more than 20 years at Canaccord Genuity, where he served as executive vice president and group chief information officer.

Most recently, Jappy served as an expert consultant to Canadian and global companies on a range of technology and business-growth initiatives, according to a release from Iress.

“Canada is an important part of Iress’ strategy and I am confident Andrew has the right skills, experience and industry relationships to build on our solid foundations in the region,” Iress CEO Andrew Walsh said in a statement.