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.
Robbie has led as CEO | Managing Director three ASX listed companies in a business career spanning more than 30 years. He has traversed scale-ups, listings and significant M&A actions in technology enabled businesses delivering significant shareholder value. This included 7 years running Australia’s leading online travel company Wotif.com, taking the business through scale-up from start-up mode, achieving a circa five fold increase in profits and a successful IPO in 2006. He operated the lotteries, race wagering and sports betting conglomerate Tatts Group for 5 years until its merger with Tabcorp in March 2018.
Robbie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland Law School, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice from the Governance Institute of Australia. Robbie 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.
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.
Dave has nearly twenty years’ experience building and leading teams that develop and operate large-scale mission-critical systems for high profile organisations across a range of industries including financial services, wagering, retail and telecommunications. For a number of years Dave worked as a principal consultant at ThoughtWorks while they were pioneering the use of agile development methods for software delivery. In more recent times he has held senior technology roles at BT Financial Group, Tabcorp and Insurance Australia Group.
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.
Josh leads Tyro’s corporate strategy function. Prior to joining Tyro in early 2018, Josh built a successful consulting career at Monitor Deloitte in the UK, working with clients across multiple industries including financial services. He has 10+ years of experience leading teams on projects spanning corporate strategy, M&A, and business transformation. He holds a BSc in Business and Financial Economics from the University of Leeds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jon joined Tyro in May 2021 in the role of CEO – Medipass after Tyro acquired Medipass. 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.