18 February 2014

Rebecca Dee-Bradbury joins Tyro Payments Board

Tyro Payments today announced the appointment of Australia’s most respected business figures, Rebecca Dee-Bradbury, to its Board of Directors.

Ms Dee-Bradbury, 46 is a member of the Federal Government’s Asian Century Strategic Advisory Board and was recently named winner of the 2013 Board and Management Woman section of the AFR Women of Influence Awards.She is currently the President, Developed Markets APAC for Mondelēz (Kraft and Cadbury Foods), a position she will step down from on 7 March.

Ms Dee-Bradbury led Mondelēz through a stage of transformational change and great opportunity. Prior to joining Kraft Foods at the start of 2010, she managed the Global Barbeques Galore Retail business, vastly growing the organisation.Previously, she held senior positions within a number of global entities including Maxxium, a global spirits and wine distributor, where she led and grew the business as Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region.

Tyro Payments Chairman Kerry Roxburgh today welcomed Ms Dee-Bradbury’s appointment. “Tyro is very excited to have Rebecca Dee-Bradbury join our Board. Rebecca brings with her a wealth of experience. She is an outstanding businesswoman with an impressive corporate career ranging from consumer marketing through tough restructuring success to visionary innovation and growth experiences,” Mr Roxburgh said.

“Rebecca shares Tyro’s passion for helping Australia’s small and medium business community (SMEs) compete in the marketplace.Tyro will greatly benefit from her wealth of knowledge and corporate experience. I believe she’s a perfect match with Tyro’s DNA,” said Mr Roxburgh.

Tyro is one of Australia’s fastest growing businesses, processing more than $5 billion in credit and debit card transaction per year for more than 9,000 small and medium businesses. It processes more than half of Medicare Australia’s rebates through the Australian debit card system.

Ms Dee-Bradbury said her appointment was a great opportunity to join an inspired company like Tyro and to bring innovative financial services and banking solutions to Australia’s SMEs.“I’m an advocate for innovation and am passionate about creating pathways for SMEs to prosper,” Ms Rebecca Dee-Bradbury said. “This was a key consideration in my decision to join Tyro and I very much look forward to my new role.”

The Tyro Payments Board includes Non-Executive Directors Kerry Roxburgh, Mike Cannon-Brookes, Rob Ferguson, Paul Rickard and Jost Stollmann as Managing Director and CEO.“Rebecca will be a terrific role model for the female professionals in Tyro”, Mr Stollmann said. “The Tyro culture is particularly strong in empowerment, flexibility and work-life balance, making it attractive to talented women, unlike many start-up fast growth companies.

Unusually for a high tech company, a quarter of the Tyro team are already females.“I love being a woman at Tyro. It’s an environment where I can speak up and am free to express my emotions. I am respected and valued for who I am, and they truly care about work-life balance,” comments Michelle Moffatt, Internal Auditor of Tyro Payments.

Mr Stollmann said the company was helping to positively change the face of credit and debit card purchases in Australia for consumers and retailers, by providing quicker and more reliable electronic transactions.“We are the David of the financial services market, and the big banks represent Goliath. Australians deserve better and we are giving them what they want. We have introduced innovative systems and thinking, and the response has been overwhelming. We have built a state of the art payments system from scratch, like a Ferrari motorcar, while the big banks operate antiquated systems like the Leyland P76.”

Need to know more?

For more about this news story please contact:
Monica Appleby, Head of Corporate Communications on 0466 598 946 or mappleby@tyro.com
Sophie Cotterill, Corporate Communications Manager on 0414 960 292 or scotterill@tyro.com