SIRCA Team

   

David Sharp

Chief Executive Officer

David has more than 21 years experience in the Australian data driven marketing, credit and property decision science industries. He originally founded Sharp & Anderson Consulting which became fully acquired by Data Advantage Ltd in 2000 (now known as Veda Ltd, part of the global group Equifax.) More…
David joined Veda Ltd as a senior executive in 1998 and prior to leaving the business in 2008 he held responsibility for the marketing, property and credit analytics business units working with clients such as Citibank, AMEX, NAB, ANZ, CBA, Westpac, Bank West, David Jones, Myer Grace Bros, AGL, Energy Australia, Citipower amongst many others. David joined Grays eCommerce Group Ltd (GeG) in 2010 leading the Group marketing and customer analytics function prior to being appointed Executive General Manager overseeing GeG Consumer and Wine auction businesses, as well as the retail division. The total online sales from this segment of GeG exceeded $190m per annum. Here is what David had to say about joining SIRCA: “I am excited to join the SIRCA Group at a time when Big Data is front and centre for all business and government decisions. This group has been working with Big Data for more than 15 years and has a unique opportunity to create world class business solutions with global application. Having developed the successful Tick History product, more than 10 years ago, working with global firm Thomson Reuters, we are well placed to leverage new Big Data opportunities.”

Peter Spicer

Chief Technology Officer

Peter Spicer joined SIRCA following a 25 year career with Accenture. As a senior executive at Accenture, Peter has lead major transformation programs at financial services clients across Asia-Pacific. More…
His roles have involved the full lifecycle of customer management from shaping and selling the solution through to accountability for the delivery of the project and business outcomes. As a senior executive with Accenture, Peter also had responsibility at various times across different practice areas including Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy and Transformation. The range of projects Peter has lead have been diverse ranging from an IT organisation design and transformation for the Singapore Exchange, Digital Strategy for a Malaysian headquartered regional bank, large scale multi-country programs such as core banking and mortgage origination transformation to more technical programs such as a data centre transformation and migration program for a Malaysian Bank and enterprise security strategy and platform implementation for one of the Australian big four banks

David Simmonds

Director, Data and Research

David has considerable experience with the challenges confronted by today’s researcher community. His education comes from several of Australia’s leading universities, where he has been a researcher, teacher and manager of a centre for research in finance. He has developed and built highly regarded data sets for researchers of Australian capital markets. More…
David also consults on data sources for Australia’s largest business school, where the efficient use of research funds is imperative. David’s focus within SIRCA is on improving the quality of resources for member researchers. This has included better training services, more accessible and informative documentation, clearer web page layouts, and methods to improve the quality of data content within and between delivered services.  
         
   
   

David Wright

Group Chief Executive Officer

David was appointed CEO in June 2018, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO David’s career has encompassed academia, telecommunications, IT, government research and start-ups, both in Australia and internationally. More…
He has served in C-suite positions at firms including Macquarie University, NICTA and T3 Communications. Prior to joining CMCRC, David founded education strategy and design firm HECG, one of 10 start-ups with which he has been involved. These include education accessibility not-for- profit, the Global Access Project, and a public affairs and investment firm, Aqua Ventures (formerly Wright Corporate Group). David holds a BComm and LLB from the University of Canberra and a GDLP from the Australian National University. He is admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor in the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of the ACT.

Dr Shan Ji

Chief Technology Officer

Shan leads the activities of the central development team at the CMCRC Prior to this, Shan was Lead Business Analyst at SMARTS Group International, the world-leading provider of securities markets surveillance technology. More…
He also pursued research in securities market manipulation and in maintaining market integrity, and was awarded a PhD in Finance from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance from the University of Western Australia

Jodi Watson

Group Chief Financial Officer

Jodi is a qualified CPA with over 20 years’ experience in public practice and corporate accounting roles Jodi’s corporate experience has been in the IT sector, holding Chief Financial Officer positions at SMARTS Group, SIRCA and a small technology investment business over the last 14 years. More…
At SMARTS Group, a global stock market surveillance company, Jodi was responsible for all accounting and finance functions, providing strategic advice to management and Board reporting Over a six-year period, the company grew to 130 staff in five countries, and was later acquired by NASDAQ OMX in the US. Prior to her corporate roles, Jodi worked for many years in a medium-sized accounting firm.
           

Vito Mollica

Head of Market Quality- Finance

Vito leads the CMCRC’s Finance Market Quality program, which covers foreign exchange, derivative, real estate, equities, digital currency and OTC markets. He is the Director of Higher Degree Research at Macquarie University Graduate School of Management. Vito has provided policy advice around the over-the-counter swap markets for residential real estate for the Australian Financial Markets Association and to the Financial Services Council in response to regulatory proposals surrounding issues of dark pools and minimum ticks. More…
His research has contributed to the development of a patented index methodology that tracks the performance of Australian residential real estate. Vito was a foundation member of a real estate funds management group and a senior research analyst. He received a PhD and Joint 1st Class Honours (Accounting & Finance) from the University of Sydney, and was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship.