Rick Parry


A true veteran of the IT industry (as far back as 1977), Rick is by no means a conventional ‘techie’. Although possessing a deep understanding of technology (enabling him to visualise exactly how business is able to benefit from its value) Rick is, at heart, a people’s person with a deep passion for anything people-related and an eternal optimist who regards everything as an opportunity.

After 10 years as the Managing Director of the South African Progress Subsidiary, Rick founded AIGS in 2010 becoming the Progress Distributor for Sub Saharan Africa. Three years later, AIGS secured the distributorship for Yellowfin that ultimately split from the original AIGS to form AIGS Insights in 2019. 

As CEO of both companies, the majority of Rick’s time is spent mentoring all members of both teams, working closely with them as they continuously explore new ways to constantly go the extra mile, thereby living the company’s core ethos of ‘Making A Difference’.

Affectionately known as the ‘wise old boss’, Rick leadership style is as strict and demanding as it is fair and compassionate, with a huge emphasis placed on individual and team wellbeing. 


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