THE former head of technology at RBSI, Ian Goddard, has joined Fintech firm InfrasoftTech as its new Head of Crown Dependencies.

Mr Goddard took up his post at the beginning of August and leads a team of over 50 staff, the vast majority of which are based in Jersey but the company also has a presence in Guernsey and is actively exploring opportunities in other jurisdictions.

InfrasoftTech provides software solutions, professional and managed services for the finance, legal, insurance and public sectors to assist them in gaining a sustainable competitive advantage and internal efficiencies.

The new Head of Crown Dependencies has been given a remit to significantly grow the size of the business within three years and it is expected that much of that growth will be achieved through enhanced local services and solution development.

‘I am looking forward to working with the talented team at Infrasoft and taking the business forward,’ he said.

Mr Goddard said that the firm would also be recruiting as it embarks on the growth path. Some of that recruitment is likely to be local. ‘It is vital to nurture and support the development of local talent where it is practical to do so,’ he said.

The InfrasoftTech group is headquartered in India and has over 1,000 employees in four continents. Its Jersey office was established eight years ago and has grown from strength to strength to become a leading player in the Fintech market.

In his 30 year career, hugely experienced Mr Goddard has worked across the entire spectrum of technology ranging from programme and project management, application development, implementation and integration, infrastructure provision and operational support.

He spent 17 years with Royal Bank of Scotland International in the technical arena and has always been a technologist. He holds an MSc in Strategic Information Technology from the University of Strathclyde.

He has also been a strong supporter of projects that promote effective youth education, individual empowerment and shaping “happy human organisations’.

In his new post, Mr Goddard has succeeded Anil Mookoni who has moved back to India to take on new responsibilities.

He is married to Jane and the couple have a daughter, Nicole.