23 January 2018

Appointment of Mr Robbie Cooke as Chief Executive Officer

(Sydney) Tyro announces the appointment of Robbie Cooke as its new CEO. It is expected that Robbie will join Tyro at the end of March 2018, upon conclusion of his current role with Tatts Group Limited.

For the past five years, Robbie has held the position of Managing Director and CEO of Tatts Group, a role which concluded upon the successful merger with Tabcorp in December 2017. Prior to that, he served first as COO, and then as Managing Director and CEO, of Wotif.com over a seven-year period. During that time, Wotif.com scaled up significantly, achieved a circa five-fold increase in profits and undertook a successful ASX listing.

With his background and experience in Australian customer-centric and technology-driven businesses, the Board of Tyro considers Robbie the ideal person to lead the company through its next phase of growth and development.

Tyro’s Chairman, Kerry Roxburgh, said:

“After conducting an exhaustive local and international search, the Board is delighted to announce Robbie’s appointment. We believe he possesses all the skills and experience to lead Tyro into a new and ground-breaking chapter.”

On the announcement of his appointment Robbie said:

“I am really looking forward to leading the Tyro team through the next exciting stage of its journey and building on its energetic and innovative spirit. As a business bank providing fair, transparent and smart banking solutions in a truly customer-centric way, we have a real opportunity to build on the successes Tyro has achieved to date.”

Yours sincerely,

Justin Mitchell
Company Secretary

 

For more information contact:

Media enquiries: Matt Johnston – 0432 535 893

Investor enquiries: Robbie Cooke – contact Monique Rennell on 02 8224 8721