Kerry was a founder, CEO and then Chairman of E*Trade Australia until ANZ Banking Group acquired the business in 2007. Kerry spent 10 years as an Executive Director of the Hong Kong Bank of Australia Group including five years as Managing Director of the corporate finance subsidiary. Kerry is Chairman of the Charter Hall Group, eircom Holdings and Tasman Cargo Airlines and Non-Executive Director of Ramsay Health Care, Medical Indemnity Protection Society Group, the LawCover Group and Professional Insurance Australia.
“I found everything about Tyro exciting, the concept and technology, the people involved, the potential of a new form of banking that talks directly to their customers.”
Catherine Harris is the Chair of Australia’s largest independent produce retailer, Harris Farm Markets Pty Ltd. She is on the Board of The Australian Rugby League Commission, The Australian Ballet, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, The Australian School of Business UNSW and Governor of The University of Notre Dame. Previous roles have included Trustee of the SCG, Deputy Chancellor UNSW, Director of Affirmative Action and on the Board of the Australian Defence Force Academy, The National Gallery of Australia, The MCA, and the Australia Japan Foundation.
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. Catherine and her husband David’s passion is horse riding on their farm in the Blue Mountains. They have five sons and seven grandchildren.
David is currently an active 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). Subsequently, David joined Japan’s Shinsei Bank (formerly known as The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) in 2000 as its Senior Corporate Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and as a member of its Board. Prior to entering the financial services sector, David was a consultant at Bain & Company in Boston and London focused on manufacturing and consumer products industries.
Michael Cannon-Brookes is Co-Founder and CEO of Atlassian, an innovative, award-winning enterprise software company. Based in Australia, Atlassian currently has over 50,000 enterprise customers around the globe and has been named one of the "Fastest Growing Companies" by both Deloitte and BRW Magazine. Michael was named Australian IT Professional of the Year in 2004, Australian Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2009. Outside Atlassian, Michael is an active investor and advisor to technology-focused ventures.
"Tyro is well positioned to leverage its technology to deliver 'best in class' payments processing facilities to merchants across Australia."
Paul has over 26 years experience as a senior executive in financial services, including almost 20 years with the CBA where he was Executive General Manager Payments & Business Technology and CIO for Premium Business Services. Paul was the founding Managing Director of CommSec, which he led from 1994 to 2002. He later became Chairman until 2009, as well being a Director of numerous other bank subsidiaries. In 2005 he was awarded Australian "Stockbroker of the Year". Paul brings outstanding commercial acumen and strategic skills closely aligned to the Tyro business model.
"Tyro is a bank unashamedly seeking to upset the status quo by providing SMEs with better and fairer banking and payments solutions. Our entire team is focused on deploying smart tech and products purpose built for Australia’s SMEs."
Before joining Tyro in March 2018, Robbie was the Managing Director and CEO of Tatts Group Limited for 5 years. Tatts featured in the ASX top 60 with a market capitalisation of $6.7 billion and held exclusive lotteries, wagering and gaming licences across Australia. 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. Wotif’s operational footprint traversed Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and the UK. 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 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.
Robbie sits on the advisory board of Five Good Friends an in-home care provider assisting older Australians to live well and independently.
"I am excited to be part of the Tyro team to disrupt and transform the ways financial services support Australian SMEs. Tyro is constantly creating innovative solutions to support the needs of Australian businesses and we take pride in working alongside our customers to truly understand their day to day challenges. I feel privileged to be able to put Australian SMEs at the heart of everything we do at Tyro and to help them understand the role technology can play to their businesses."
Bronwyn joined Tyro in October 2017 with over 20 years of 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.
"The opportunity to join Tyro and lead an engineering team that are experts in their craft, with a relentless focus on quality and above all are committed to the purpose of the organisation was too good to miss. I am excited about the increasing role that technology will play in helping Australian SMEs to realise their full potential and Tyro will be at the heart of it."
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.
"Working with Tyro constantly provides challenges for the Customer Support to meet the needs of the customers. This creates an exciting and ever changing environment that promotes quick change and a 'think outside the box' attitude."
David has worked in customer service for most of his career. He started out with Ansett Airlines and then spent many years with Qantas before moving into the IT sector. David ran the Asia Pacific Global Contact Centre for Cisco Systems before taking over management of the Cisco outsourced engineering teams located in Australia and the Philippines. Prior to moving to Tyro, David ran the support organisation for IPFX, an integrated communications company with offices in Australia, NZ, UK and USA.
"Tyro has unique competitive advantages and a determination to support the 2.2 million small and medium businesses that help prop up the Australian economy – these coupled make it not only a fascinating place to work but also a tremendous opportunity to make a difference"
James joined Tyro in March 2017 and has since established the Corporate Strategy function, leading to his appointment to the leadership team a year later. James is passionate about driving growth by facilitating strategic conversations using rigorous analysis, market awareness and structured problem-solving. James has had previous success at Deloitte S&O Consulting and Telstra Digital. He holds a first class honours degree from the University of Cambridge and a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney Business School.
“I am excited to be joining Tyro as it seeks to fundamentally improve the way businesses do their banking. Tyro’s technology-driven mindset and capability places it in a unique position to build a multi-faceted and scalable platform to accelerate revenue growth and make banking easier for thousands of Australian businesses. I’m excited to play a part in its future.”
Joshua has more than 18 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 for financial services businesses across multiple distribution formats including direct, digital & third party.
In his eight years at ING Direct, Joshua’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.
"The strength of Tyro is in its people and culture. There is no time lag between great ideas and taking action."
Justin is the Chief Risk Officer at Tyro. Justin is responsible for coordinating and maintaining the overall risk management framework and approach. Justin’s main priority is to ensure that Tyro is in full compliance with applicable regulations for our partners and stakeholders. Justin has worked in the financial services and banking industry for more than fifteen years and has established internal audit functions, developed risk frameworks, implemented internal compliance control methods, developed and delivered enterprise wide risk training and managed large financial services projects.
“I believe in Tyro’s cause, it’s people and its culture… an agile and innovative challenger in the dynamic electronic payments sector, I’m excited to be a part of Tyro’s journey.”
Praveenesh is a qualified CPA and a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute and has over 15 years of professional experience. Praveenesh was appointed CFO of Tyro in October 2014, with full responsibilities for the company’s Finance function, including credit risk and recoveries. 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.
"Delivering secure, non-stop financial services is no small feat. We strive to make our services simple and worry-free for our customers. That's only possible with the kind of talented and driven people with fresh ideas working at Tyro."
Sascha has extensive experience in security testing, risk assessment, operations, consulting and implementation of management frameworks. His career began as a security and software engineer in Switzerland where he became head of the system security team at Cablecom. After he relocated to Australia, he joined Ernst & Young’s Technology and Security Risk Services team. Sascha joined Tyro in 2008. As Director of Operations, he oversees the operations team who mainly look after Tyro's IT infrastructure and security.
Verity is a highly regarded Executive Assistant, with extensive experience of the financial and telecommunications industries. She is a strong communicator, skilled in stakeholder management, organisation and resourcefulness. Verity takes pride in demonstrating integrity, discretion and confidentiality at all times.
"The opportunity to create and build an HR function from the ground up for a growing company like Tyro, one with such a strong employment brand in the market and employing a group of such talented people, is a role that many HR professionals dream of. As such, when this opportunity arose, it was one that I jumped at with keen interest and gusto. I feel a strong sense of responsibility and passion for playing a part in helping to build Australia’s business bank that exists to help small to medium businesses in achieving their version of success."
Yvette has almost 14 years’ experience in Human Resources. Starting her career in recruitment specialising in hiring tech talent in the banking and finance industry, she developed her career to an HR management role during her time at Avanade, the Microsoft technology consulting arm of Accenture, and more recently, leading the global HR operations of Nearmap, a market leader in geospatial map technology. Joining Tyro in December 2016 to establish and grow the HR function, Yvette is a well-rounded HR leader with proven capability in solving complex business problems with extensive experience in the design and delivery of HR operational, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, leadership development and culture development initiatives to drive business strategy.