Kris Mathews will be bringing over two decades of experience in Information Technology and Property Data as he joins REA Group’s PropTrack business.
REA Group in a company statement on Friday announced the appointment of Matthews to the newly created role of Chief Product, Data, and Insights Officer within its PropTrack business.
Matthews has extensive experience across real estate, banking, and financial services technology and his new role will be pivotal in realising REA Group’s vision to become Australia’s property data powerhouse, the company statement said.
Before joining the REA Group, he previously served as the Chief Data & Analytics Officer of Property Exchange Australia. He also took executive leadership roles at CoreLogic including Executive General Manager for International & New Markets, Executive General Manager Industry Development, and Chief Data and Operations Officer.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Kris to the PropTrack business and REA Group. His wealth of experience and expertise in building data businesses will be instrumental in driving our ambitious data strategy forward,” REA Group CEO Owen Wilson said.
“The appointment of a Chief Product, Data and Insights Officer also marks a major milestone for PropTrack as we accelerate our goal to build the market-leading valuations business,” Wilson said.
Meanwhile, Matthews expressed excitement in joining REA Group emphasizing that the real property firm’s unrivaled data assets would “present an incredible opportunity to transform the market.”
“I’m looking forward to bringing new product innovations to a market I know well,” Matthews said.
As Chief Product, Data, and Insights Officer at PropTrack, Matthews will be working under the executive leadership of Melina Cruickshank, Chief Audience and Marketing Officer of REA Group.