Tyro Team

Tyro’s leadership team

The Tyro Leadership Team has extensive experience in financial services and in businesses from start-ups to scale-ups and top tier companies. The Leadership team is passionate about our customers, partners and employees alike, as well as high growth and industry disruption.

Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Davey

Jon joined Tyro in May 2021 in the role of CEO – Medipass after Tyro acquired Medipass and was appointed as Group CEO on 3 October 2022. Jon’s expertise is in leading businesses through the changes necessary to succeed in a digital world. Prior to joining Medipass, Jon was accountable for Digital, Innovation and Customer Experience at National Australia Bank. He is the founder of National Australia Bank’s Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital teams. Jon has 25 years’ experience in Corporate, Consulting and Start-up businesses. He has worked with leading Australian and International companies and is the cofounder of a technology start-up. Jon is also on the Advisory Board of Finspo, a Fintech focused on the digital origination of mortgages and on the Technology and Innovation Advisory Board for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chief Product Officer

Bronwyn Yam

Bronwyn joined Tyro in October 2017 with over 20 years’ experience in financial services and consulting. Prior to joining Tyro, Bronwyn has held several senior roles across various divisions within the Commonwealth Bank of Australia since 2005. Before moving to Australia in 2004, Bronwyn had a consulting career with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in the U.S. and across Asia working with clients from multiple industries from manufacturing to financial services. She has extensive experience in challenging status quo and delivering on innovative processes and solutions. Bronwyn has a passion for driving transformational change to organisations and teams leveraging on technology and disruptive thinking to deliver exceptional customer outcomes.

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Chief Technology Officer

Paul Keen

Paul joined Tyro in August 2022 in the role of Chief Technology Officer. Paul has over 20 years experience in leading engineering teams in large ASX listed companies. Prior to joining Tyro, Paul was Vice President of Engineering for Nuix, leading Nuix’s engineering teams and related activities. Paul’s previous roles included Head of Group Architecture and Engineering at Qantas, Chief Technology Officer at Airtasker and Chief Information Officer at Dick Smith Electronics. Prior to these experiences, Paul was a General Manager in Salmat’s Software Development team and a General Manager of Technology and Development at RedBalloon. Paul holds a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University (Macquarie Graduate School of Business).

Special Counsel and Company Secretary

Jairan Amigh

Jay was appointed Company Secretary of Tyro on 30 June 2020. Jay holds a Bachelors of Law and Commerce and has over 30 years in legal practice at MLC, NAB, Godfrey Pembroke, Mercer, and Allens. During her career, Jay has focused on financial services law and corporate governance. Jay has also worked as a Teaching Fellow at the UNSW Law School and as an Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Laws (Applied Law) at the College of Law.

CEO Tyro Health

Adrian Perillo

Adrian joined Tyro in May 2021 as part of the acquisition of Medipass, and took over leadership of the Tyro Health business in October 2022. He has over 20 years experience leading digital products and businesses, in industries including financial services, health and advertising. After starting his career as a chartered accountant and then consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Adrian moved into leadership roles at Sensis, Medibank and Telstra Health, before joining Medipass in 2017 to build what is now one of Australia’s leading digital payments platforms for health providers.

Chief Customer Officer

Josh Walther

Josh has more than 19 years’ experience in financial services and management consulting with ING Direct, Aussie Home Loans, KPMG Consulting and Arthur Anderson Business Consulting. He has extensive experience delivering sales growth and outstanding customer experiences for financial services businesses across multiple distribution formats including direct, digital and partnerships. In his eight years at ING Direct, Josh’s outstanding leadership in growing and developing consumer sales and service channels culminated in him being awarded Australian Customer Experience Executive of the year and his team awarded Best Contact Centre in Australia.

Chief Marketing Officer

Robin George

With a passion for Fintech and brand building, Robin joined Tyro in December of 2018 and brings more than 20 years of marketing experience to the business, with over a decade in financial services. Robin has a well-rounded marketing background having worked in both creative agencies and client-side roles in the UK and Australia, across a broad range of marketing disciplines – customer and relationship marketing, digital marketing and brand marketing and communications. Robin holds a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Marketing and Economics from QUT and a post graduate certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications.

Chief Financial Officer

Praveenesh Pala

Praveenesh is a qualified CPA and a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute and has over 15 years’ professional experience. Praveenesh was appointed CFO of Tyro in October 2014, with full responsibilities for the company’s Finance function. Having started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Fiji, Praveenesh has had extensive managerial experiences in the Property and Financial Services sectors as well as managing large integration and strategic finance related projects.

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General Counsel

Sami Wilson

Sami joined Tyro in early 2018, establishing Tyro’s in-house legal function. Before joining Tyro, Sami was a Senior Associate at top-tier Australian law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills. While in private practice, Sami had the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s leading startups and is passionate about the Australian startup ecosystem. Sami holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide. Sami is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and South Australia.

Chief Risk Officer

Steve Chapman

Steve is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He joined Tyro in March 2019 and was appointed as Chief Risk Officer on 10 June 2021 leading the Tyro Risk and Compliance function. Prior to this role, Steve led the Internal Audit function, providing the Board and Management with an independent view on whether Tyro has an appropriate risk and control environment. After graduating from the University of Glasgow, Steve began his career in project management for a large UK utility firm before moving into audit and risk roles. Steve moved to Australia ten years ago with his family and has since worked for Woolworths, IAG and QBE.

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Chief People, Culture and Communications Officer

Monica Appleby

Monica has over 18 years’ experience in strategic communications, change management and business transformation, specialising in financial services and technology. Having previously held roles at KMPG, Deloitte and Tabcorp, Monica joined Tyro in 2020 as Head of Corporate Communications ahead of being appointed as Chief People, Culture and Communications Officer. Monica is passionate about creating high performing teams and developing a thriving culture of engagement and growth that drives business outcomes. Monica holds commerce, law and change management qualifications.

Chief of Investor Relations

Giovanni Rizzo

Giovanni joined Tyro in late 2020 where he established the Investor Relations function. Giovanni is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand with over 20 years’ professional experience working in South Africa, Canada, and Australia. Prior to joining Tyro, Giovanni worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers before moving into Investor Relations in 2013 as Head of Investor Relations at Tatts Group Limited.

Head of Internal Audit

George Mervitz

George is a multi-skill senior South African qualified Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) with extensive experience in professional services and corporate financial services. George has a Big 4 consulting background, having worked at both PwC (South Africa) and EY (Cayman Islands). George joined Tyro in August 2021 and prior to his Head of Audit role he held various senior leader roles at IAG which included widespread commercial, audit and project responsibilities. He spent almost 4 years supporting IAG’s Asia division in uplifting Governance and maturing internal control environments.