IFDS Canada announces leadership change

 Katherine MacMillan named President and CEO of IFDS Canada  TORONTO, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - International Financial Data Services (IFDS), a  leading global provider of technology and outsource services to the financial  services industry, recently announced the appointment of Katherine MacMillan  as President and CEO of IFDS Canada.  She will be based in Toronto.  Ms. MacMillan takes over for Debralee Goldberg, who was recently named  President of DST's U.S. Investment Recordkeeping organization.  "We are delighted to welcome Katherine as the new leader of our Canadian  operations," said Simon Hudson-Lund, Executive Chairman, IFDS.  "Given our  increasingly global client base, Katherine's wealth of international  experience will play a pivotal role in ensuring the continued success of IFDS  in Canada."  Prior to IFDS, Katherine spent over 15 years at Manulife Financial, where she  held various leadership roles. In her last role at Manulife, Katherine served  as Executive Vice President & General Manager, leading teams across Canada,  the United States, the Philippines and India with full accountability for  strategy and continued growth of the John Hancock Retirement Plan Services  business. Katherine was also honored as one of Canada's top leaders in the  "Top 40 under 40" program, a national program that uniquely celebrates the  achievements of 40 Canadians in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.  "I want to build upon IFDS' success to generate new opportunities for the  future, to ensure we stay at the forefront of our field," said Ms. MacMillan.  "I am tremendously pleased to be leading IFDS at this exciting stage of the  organization's history."  IFDS continues to be recognized for innovative solutions, technology and for  its corporate social responsibility. IFDS has recently been honoured with the  Custody Risk Americas award for "Technology Innovation of the Year" and was  the "Business Intelligence Leader" winner at the Ventana Research Leadership  Awards. In 2013, IFDS won a Silver Stevie Award for "Corporate Social  Responsibility Program of the Year," and two Bronze Stevies for "Client  Service Team of the Year" and "B2B Marketing Campaign of the Year."  About IFDS:  International Financial Data Services is recognised as a  world-leading provider of outsourcing and technology solutions to the  financial services industry. IFDS' services are provided to a wide range of  global asset managers, wealth managers, platform providers, insurers, and life  companies. We support more than 45.9 million investor and policy holder  accounts for over 360 financial organisations across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and  North America. The IFDS enterprise employs in excess of 7,900 experienced  individuals located throughout Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom  and the United States of America. IFDS is a 50/50 joint venture between,  Boston-based State Street Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of  financial services to institutional investors, and Kansas City, Missouri-based  DST Systems Inc., a leading provider of information processing and software  services and products to companies around the world. Figures as March 31,  2014. For more information visit www.ifdsgroup.com.    SOURCE  International Financial Data Services  Media Contacts: Lianne Barone, Director, Marketing & Communications,  International Financial Data Services, +1 416-506-8015, lbarone@ifdsgroup.com;  Sara Murshed / Sara Lyons, MHP Communications, 020 3128 8818 / 8519,  IFDS@mhpc.com  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2014/20/c3055.html  CO: International Financial Data Services ST: Ontario NI: FIN SOF INS 2575 WNEWS  
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