New CEO for Ignition Wealth

Executive Move


Ignition Wealth has announced the appointment of Manish Prasad as chief executive officer, effective May 2018.

Prasad will replace co-founder and inaugural CEO, Mark Fordree, who is moving into the role of executive director to focus on the global expansion of the business.

Prasad is currently a director of asset and wealth management at KPMG. Prior to this, he held senior global roles with NAB/MLC, AMP/AXA, Genesys Wealth Advisors and Capital Position LLC.

Commenting on his appointment, Fordree said: “On behalf of the Ignition Wealth Board, executive team and staff, we are extremely pleased to have engaged Manish Prasad to lead Ignition Wealth. Manish is a deeply experienced and well respected financial services executive, whose expertise and knowledge will guide Ignition Wealth as we continue to grow.”

Prasad added: “Digital financial advice as an industry is at a very exciting stage. I am looking forward to driving the business at Australia’s leading B2B robo-advice solutions provider Ignition Wealth.”

On the edge of innovation: Q&A with Ignition Wealth's CEO Manish Prasad


Manish Prasad began his career during the evolution of internet banking and this month took over as CEO of robo financial advice firm, Ignition Wealth. Manish speaks with excitement about his goals for the first year and talks us through the firm’s "unique venture" in partnership with one of Ireland's biggest banks. We also hear his thoughts on the Royal Commission, workplace culture and the future he sees for robo-advice.



May 2018

Director of Asset and Wealth Management



May 2018

Chief Executive Officer

Ignition Wealth

News reports on this move

Financial Standard
Money Management