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Ex-Westpac leader Peter Clare joins RoZetta (formerly CMCRC-SIRCA) as Managing Director

May 23, 2019, Sydney:  RoZetta, Australian provider of the world’s leading Industrial PhD program, has announced the appointment of Peter Clare as Managing Director.


‘RoZetta is arguably the best-kept secret in data science.  It’s a real Australian success story,’ said Clare. ‘The historic output across the group has been extraordinary. Not only have we developed technology that has fundamentally transformed the way global markets operate, but the way we are able to channel rigorous research to answer specific industry questions and unlock investment opportunities lets us deliver meaningful, ongoing value to people, businesses and the broader economy.’


With deep capabilities across capital markets, health, energy and digital finance, the Industrial PhD program provided by the not-for-profit RoZetta Institute underpins the technology-development and managed-services offerings, and investment and incubator services of RoZetta Ventures.


‘There are other industrial research organisations out there, just as there are other tech companies and start-up incubators.  But thanks to our unique way of collaborating with industry and university partners, only RoZetta can apply the world-class research element across all areas,’ said Clare.


‘That’s why one of our partners has called us their data science my ‘Formula One team’ – our performance levels and ability to drive insights and improvement are second to none.’


Clare is a highly experienced senior executive with an active interest in technology and innovation.  A Director of RoZetta Ventures (formerly Capital Markets Technologies) since 2016, he also holds a number of non-executive director positions with Cooperative Research Centre entities, private equity investments and independent companies.


He was previously Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Westpac in New Zealand and held Group Executive roles at Westpac, Commonwealth and St. George Banks.  His background also includes Insolvency Accounting and Management Consulting.


RoZetta Chair, Dr David Skellern AO, commented, ‘Peter’s background and experience make him the perfect person to lead RoZetta forward and build on past achievements.’


‘It’s an exciting time for an exciting company,’ said Clare. ‘I’m looking forward to being behind the wheel.’


About RoZetta

RoZetta was formed from the merger of Capital Markets CRC Ltd (one of Australia’s most successful industrial research centres) and SIRCA Ltd (a leading provider of research infrastructure to global companies and universities in Australia and New Zealand).


Market-changing technology developed in the group includes SMARTS (the world’s leading big data trade surveillance and management platform), Thomson Reuters Tick History (the world’s largest global tick data history database, processing over petabytes of data from 500 global exchanges) and Lorica Health (the world’s leading fraud-detecting health software).


RoZetta in numbers

·             140+ Industrial PhD graduates (60% employed in industry, 40% in academia)

·             Hundreds of high-tech jobs created

·             Over $2 billion delivered in partner returns

·             Over $300 million raised in research funding

·             150-strong team of world-class data scientists and analysts, with expertise in analytics, artificial and augmented intelligence, cloud-native application, strategy, insights, platform architecture and managed services across capital markets, energy, digital finance and health



Ian Gerrard, RoZetta Marketing Director: 0421 233 101;