Kylie Martin, chief operating officer, IPP

IPP Consulting (IPP) has announced the appointment of Kylie Martin as chief operating officer, effective Monday 1 July 2019.

Martin has been a key member of IPP’s leadership team since she joined the company in September 2017 as technology program director.

According to IPP managing director, Craig Brew, Martin has exceptional client management and team leadership skills gained over many years of experience.

“We are extremely lucky to have her as a member of our team and are pleased she has decided to take on this new position,” Brew said. “Kylie is a highly respected industry leader with impressive business acumen and is known for her collaborative leadership style. This appointment is also consistent with IPP’s focus on supporting and promoting outstanding young talent.”

Outgoing CEO Mario Parisi said that following 3 years of exceptional growth it was always IPP’s plan to find an individual who could manage the day to day activities of its business.

“I’m delighted to be handing over the reins to such a superb leader,” Parisi said. “I look forward to working with Kylie to build on our success and growth.”

Following his own successful term as CEO, Parisi will be moving back into his previous role as one of IPP’s directors, focused on future strategy and growth.

“I am both humbled and excited to be taking up this new role,” Martin said. “IPP has a highly talented team with a great culture which fosters inclusion and diversity. I am looking forward to continuing the success and growth Mario and the rest of the IPP leadership team achieved.

“IPP is known for delivering bespoke client solutions to complex risk and technology issues, and I am looking forward to building on our success and reputation as market leader in our sector.”

Martin has an impressive resume. As technology programme director, she was responsible for managing teams nationally to deliver a range of IPP services including IT networks, communications, security and audio-visual technologies. She led its smart buildings project, heading up a multidisciplinary team to design and deliver the next generation of workspace, which fosters greater performance, engagement and an enhanced experience for the people and customers of a major financial institution.

Prior to joining IPP, Martin was group manager security at Toll Group and before that head of asset protection services at NAB (Financial Crime Services). She will continue to be based at IPP’s head office in Melbourne, Victoria.