Wednesday, 21 May 2014

IFDS Canada announces leadership change

TORONTO – May 20, 2014 – 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.”

Media Contacts

International Financial Data Services (Canada) | Lianne Barone | Director, Marketing and Communications | +1 416-506-8015 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

International Financial Data Services (Europe) | Sara Murshed / Sara Lyons | MHP Communications | 020 3128 8818 / 8519 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notes to Editors

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

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