The Australian branch of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) has announced it is searching for an operations manager. The newly created role will have an emphasis on administration and event management.

Mark Thomas, IMCA’s local general manager and company secretary, will conclude his contract at the end of June, after having helped guide the organisation through a period of major change in its operating model.

“The board of IMCA australia wish to formally thank Mark for the energy and enthusiasm he has brought to the general manager role over the past year,” a statement read. “Prior to taking on the general manager role, Mark was [already] a strong contributor to IMCA australia, [as chair of] the seminar committee, and also as a member of the conference committee.”

IMCA chairman Brett Elvish said, “The last two years have been a period of significant change, including the harmonisation of the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) program globally, establishing a strategic partnership with PortfolioConstruction Forum for the management and delivery of CIMA Certification and member continuing education services, and a new four-year Affiliate Agreement with IMCA International.

Commenting on the new role, Elvish said, “This is a challenging operational role, for someone who thrives on managing multiple activities under the strategic direction of the board and its various committees. The ideal candidate is likely to have experience in the investment and wealth industry, and particularly enjoy event management. They will relish the flexibility and autonomy of establishing new processes and the hands-on operational implementation of an agreed strategy.”

IMCA australia is a chapter of the Investment Management Consultants Association in the US (IMCA International). The association was established in Australia in 2000. Its objective is to promote and maintain a high standard of knowledge and practice among investment and wealth professionals, with the CIMA program and ongoing certification as the core strategy.

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