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Why IRD

Here at IRD we understand that in order to be a leader in your field you need to be able to single out the big-hitting opportunities, and have access to the right information to act on them quickly.

Whether you're looking for the next big break or forging intelligent partnerships that take your business to the next level, IRD delivers an extraordinary depth of business information that alerts you to opportunities as they emerge, helping you make the right choices.


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The IRD Story

Behind the scenes

Meet the Discovery Team

As in all great businesses, our people are our secret ingredient. Our Sydney office houses the IRD Discovery Team: our voracious team of researchers who scour the media for news and then interview industry experts to bring the information to life. So instead of just everyday business data, our subscribers get an extra layer of relevant, meticulously examined insights which transform the way they do business.

Management Profiles
Matt Skinner

Matt Skinner

CEO and Managing Director

With more than 20 years in the industry, Matt is responsible for the vision and operation of the IRD group. What gets Matt out of bed? The knowledge that IRD is empowering and motivating our subscribers, and genuinely contributing to their commercial success.




Brett Venables

Brett Venables

Co-founder and Director

With a diverse media and business intelligence background, Brett brings a wealth of media and business development experience to the IRD table. Brett is an avid Carlton fan, and looks forward to them ruling the league next season.




Alison Ma

Alison Ma

Research Director

With more than 9 years at IRD, Alison is responsible for IRD’s indefatigable, ever-questing Discovery Team. She personally ensures that the team produces only the most accurate and relevant insights for IRD subscribers. Little-known fact: Alison is a twin.




Tim McDermott

Tim McDermott

Commercial Director

Tim joins IRD with vast experience in the Australian market, including positions as GM of DMG Sydney, GM of Fairfax Radio Sydney, Group Sales Director Torch Media and Group Sales Director Australian Radio Network (ARN). Having used IRD’s products in these roles in a hands-on capacity, Tim has a unique perspective of how IRD drives revenue in diverse businesses. During his downtime you might catch him surfing at Sydney’s North Steyne or Curly, but his perfect wave can be found at Lennox Head.




Vanessa Bernardo

Vanessa Bernardo

Marketing Manager

With over 10 years in corporate marketing, journalism and business development, Vanessa returned to IRD in 2012, the company that provided her first job out of Uni. Responsible for delivering strategic marketing support to the commercial team, a passion for yoga means Vanessa can teach you how to do a killer downward dog while delivering the month’s ROI metrics.




Kristie Simpson

Kristie Simpson

Client Service Director

We call Kristie a hybrid. Someone who not only prides herself on impeccable account management in her role as Client Service Director, Kristie also enjoys working as part of the new business team, securing big client wins.




Priyanka Sharma

Priyanka Sharma

Editor

Multi-tasking is one of Priyanka’s strengths, managing daily production and editorial content for IRD’s key products while co-managing the Sydney-based Discovery Team of researchers. As a passionate foodie with a weakness for sweet things, Priyanka can be bribed with either Crunchies or Cookies & Cream ice cream.




Max the Office Dog

Max the Office Dog

Chief Morale Officer

When Max isn't busy being our office mascot, he loves to go for long walks along the beach and is friends with anyone who gives him treats. As a Pomeranian cross Shetland, he loves anything he can find rustling around in the trash.





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