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.
David is a global technology and telecommunications executive with more than 30 years of experience including seven years as CEO of Telstra and 22 years at IBM where he rose to CEO of IBM Australia/New Zealand. David is currently Chairman of CSIRO, Director of Ramsay Health Care and Jobs for NSW, an advisor to Square Peg Capital and holds Board positions with several private companies. 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.
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.
"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 love being part of a business that is genuinely focused on delivering an amazing experience for our customers, partners and team. Tyro’s ability to deliver continual innovations to market and our focus on growth are the foundations for an exciting future.”
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 & outstanding customer experiences for financial services businesses across multiple distribution formats including direct, digital & partnerships.
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.
"I’m really passionate about Tyro and inspired by the fact that I work with such a smart and passionate team who genuinely put our customers at the heart of what they do. For me, it’s incredibly motivating that we’ve been able to launch a series of firsts including our most recent ones - Tap & Save, Tyro’s solution to least-cost routing and Flexible Same-Day Settlement - that deliver real value to Aussie businesses, and I’m really looking forward to being a part of Tyro’s continued upward trajectory."
Lisa has over 14 years of experience in marketing, specialising in financial services, having held roles at Aussie Home Loans and CMC Markets, as well as at advertising agencies working across Citibank, Bankwest, Commsec and IMB. She has extensive experience in branding and high growth acquisition and holds a Master of Business in International Marketing.
“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.
General Counsel, Company Secretary and Acting Chief Risk Officer
"I am excited to be part of Tyro’s journey as it both seeks to challenge the status quo in the Australian payments industry and also provide a genuine technology-enabled alternative in the SME banking and lending space."
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.
"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.
"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.