The Tyro Board has deep expertise across financial services, technology, retail and health, is well-connected with leaders in the Australian business community and is actively engaged and passionate about Tyro and Australian businesses.
David Thodey AO
David is business executive with more than 40 years of global experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. He was CEO of Telstra and previously CEO of IBM Australia/New Zealand. David is currently a Director of Ramsay Health Care Ltd, Vodafone Group Plc and Xero Limited. He is also Chair of the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). David has a track record of creating brand and shareholder value and has been successfully involved in innovation across a wide range of sectors. In 2017, David was awarded an Order of Australia for integrity and leadership in business.
Before joining Tyro, Robbie spent five years as the Managing Director and CEO of Tatts Group Limited, which featured in the ASX top 60 with a market capitalisation of $6.7 billion and held exclusive lotteries, wagering and gaming licences. This role concluded upon Tatts combining via a scheme of arrangement with its Australian peer, Tabcorp.
Prior to Tatts Robbie served initially as COO, and then as Managing Director and CEO, of Australia’s leading online travel group, Wotif.com Holdings Limited. During his seven years at Wotif, Robbie oversaw the group’s significant scale up from start-up mode, achieving a circa fivefold increase in profits and undertaking a highly successful IPO on the ASX in 2006. Robbie also sits on the advisory board of in-home care provider Five Good Friends.
Robbie holds a Bachelor of Law with Honours from the University of Queensland Law School and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an associate of the Governance Institute of Australia and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Catherine is the Chair of Harris Farm Markets Pty Ltd. Catherine is also Director of The Australian Ballet, the UNSW Business School and Cox’s River Rest Pty Limited. Her previous roles have included Federal Director of the Affirmative Action Agency and Deputy Chancellor of the University of NSW. Catherine has also held roles with the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian Defence Force Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, St Margaret’s Public Hospital, The Australian Rugby League Commission, the Australia-Japan Foundation and the Sports Australia Hall of Fame. Catherine is an Officer in the Order of Australia and was awarded the Australian Public Service Medal, The Centenary Medal and has an Honorary Doctorate in Business from UNSW.
David is currently an investor in various credit, financial services and technology businesses, and has been a shareholder in Tyro since 2008. David has significant executive experience in the financial services sector both domestically and globally. David has worked at Westpac Banking Corporation (holding various roles, including Treasurer, Assistant Chief Financial Officer and the Group Executive responsible for all retail and business banking products in Australia). David has also worked at Japan’s Shinsei Bank (formerly known as The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) as its Senior Corporate Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a member of its Board. Prior to entering the financial services sector, David was a consultant at Bain & Company in Boston and London focussing on manufacturing and consumer products industries. David is also currently a Non-executive Director of Judo Capital Holdings Ltd, Judo Bank Pty Ltd, Evari Insure Pty Ltd and associated entities, and Collect Ltd.
Hamish is a founder and director of TDM Growth Partners, a private investment firm specialising in high growth companies globally. He has over 20 years’ experience in investing and investment banking. Prior to TDM, Hamish worked as an Investment Manager at Caledonia Investments, a global fund manager, and an Analyst at Caliburn Partnership (now Greenhill).
Hamish also serves on the board of ASX-listed medical device company, Somnomed Ltd.
Hamish holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours Class 1 (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychologists.
Paul is a company director, financial adviser and financial services consultant. He was previously the Executive General Manager, Payments & Business Technology for the Commonwealth Bank. During his 20 year career at the CBA, Paul was the founding Managing Director of CommSec, which he led from 1994 through to 2002. In 2005, Paul was named ‘Stockbroker of the Year’ and admitted to the Industry Hall of Fame. Paul is also currently a Non-executive Director of OpenInvest Ltd, OpenInvest Holdings Pty Ltd, Switzer Financial Group Pty Ltd and ASX listed WCM Global Growth Ltd and holds board positions with several other Australian private companies.