Rob Gould, the director of business development and strategy for DST Global Solutions in Australia, will soon leave the company, I&T News understands.
Ian Mathieson, chief executive of DST in Australia, declined to comment on the status of Gould’s position but said the company remained committed to further developing business in platform administration, after bringing AUSCOAL Super, Axa North and LUCRF Super onto its Bluedoor Technologies administration system in recent years.
“Our focus is still on growing that whole distribution space, illustrated by the fact that we’ve doubled headcount there in the last year,” Mathieson said.
Bluedoor’s headcount of about 30 people had grown to 60 in the months since DST acquired the company in late 2008, he said.
DST appointed Gould in May 2008 to build a presence for the company in the distribution administration, or platform, market by promoting Bluedoor and HiTrust, the vendor’s unit registry system. Part of DST’s ‘solutions’ team, he reports to the London-based global head of solutions, Arun Sarwal.