Platform Action appoints David Child as Non-Exec Chairman

Platform consultant Platform Action has appointed the ex-managing director of 1st Exchange David Child as non-executive chairman. Child left 1st Exchange, part of Iress, in 2010 after taking the financial services portal through two acquisitions. 1st Exchange was rebranded as Avelo in March 2011. Child previously spent 10 years working at the Bank of England.

Platform Action director Richard Budnyj said: “Platform Action is looking forward to David’s leadership of the Board as we continue to develop our business. I can’t think of a better person to help us achieve our ambition of becoming the industry’s most trusted platform design, integration and implementation consultancy."

Child said: “Although a relatively new consultancy, the directors and team have extensive knowledge and experience in the platform domain having played major roles in the build and development of a number of leading platforms."