Nerida was appointed CEO and Managing Director of the Company in February 2011. She successfully transitioned Veda from private equity ownership to a public listed entity in December 2013. Veda was named the best performing new listing on the ASX for FY2014, reaching a market capitalisation of $2 billion and indexed in the ASX200. Under Nerida’s stewardship Veda was sold to global data and analytics company, Equifax, with a footprint in 21 markets around the world.
With a focus on innovation and technology, Nerida has over 29 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business management. Previously the Group Managing Director of Telstra Enterprise and Government, Nerida was responsible for Telstra’s corporate, government and large business customers in Australia, as well as the international sales division. She was also Group Managing Director of Telstra Wholesale. Prior to that, Nerida held the position of Executive Director National Sales where she was responsible for managing products, services and customer relationships throughout Australia.
Before joining Telstra, Nerida was Vice President of IBM’s Intel Server Division for the Asia-Pacific region, and held several senior management and sales positions with IBM over a 20-year career, both in Australia and internationally.
Nerida is a member of the University of Technology Vice Chancellor’s Industry Advisory Board, Director of the NSW FinTech hub, Stone & Chalk, and a member of the Turnbull government’s FinTech Advisory Group.