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Board of Directors

The Tyro Board has deep expertise across financial services, technology, retail and health, is well-connected with leaders in the Australian business community and is actively engaged and passionate about Tyro and Australian businesses.

David Thodey AO

Independent Non-executive Chair

David Thodey AO

Independent non-executive Director since November 2018 and Chairman since 15 October 2019.
Other Tyro Responsibilities:
• Chair of the Nomination Committee.
• Member of the Audit Committee.
• Member of the People Committee.

David joined the Board in November 2018 and became Chair in October 2019. David is currently chair of Xero Limited and a non-executive director of Ramsay Health Care Ltd.

David is a business leader focused on innovation, technology and telecommunications, with more than 30 years’ of experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. He has a track record of creating brand and shareholder value, and has been successfully involved in innovation across a wide range of sectors. David had a successful executive career as CEO of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company from 2009 to 2015. He began his career at IBM, where he spent more than 22 years and held several Asia Pacific senior executive positions including Chief Executive Officer of IBM Australia and New Zealand. In 2017, David was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his service to business and the promotion of ethical leadership and workplace diversity.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, attended the Kellogg School of Management postgraduate General Management Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science and Technology from Deakin University in 2016 and an Honorary Doctorate of Business from University of Technology Sydney in 2018.


David Fite

Independent Non-Executive Director

David Fite

Independent non-executive Director since July 2018.
Other Tyro Responsibilities:
• Member of the Risk Committee.
• Member of the Audit Committee.
• Member of the Nominations Committee.

David joined the Board in July 2018. He has been a shareholder in and consultant to us since 2008.

He is currently a Director of Judo Capital Holdings Ltd, Judo Bank Pty Ltd, Evari Technologies Pty Ltd and Evari Services Pty Ltd, Marsello Ltd and MYOB Group Co Pty Ltd. He is an active investor in various credit, financial services and technology businesses.

David has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. David has held various roles at Westpac Banking Corporation, including Treasurer, Assistant Chief Financial Officer and the Group Executive responsible for all retail and business banking products in Australia. David has also worked at Japan’s Shinsei Bank (formerly known as The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan) as Senior Corporate Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a member of its Board.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government (magna cum laude) from Harvard College, and a Master of Business Administration and Masters in Economics from Stanford University.


Shefali Roy

Independent Non-Executive Director

Claire Hatton

Independent non-executive Director since 5 January 2022.
Other Tyro Responsibilities:
• Member of the People Committee.
• Member of the Audit Committee.
• Member of the Nominations Committee.

With extensive career experience spanning senior executive and country leadership roles in technology and travel businesses in Australia, Asia and the UK (including British Airways, Qantas, Cedant TDS and Travelport); Claire spent seven years on the Google Australia commercial leadership team before transitioning into a portfolio career and non-executive roles. She is currently a non-executive director of Australian Pacific Holdings, a Director and Co-founder of Full Potential Labs, and co-host of the innovation-focused Don’t Stop Us Now podcast. She has an MBA from IMD, Switzerland. Claire is based in Sydney.


Aliza Knox

Independent Non-Executive Director

Aliza Knox

Independent non-executive Director since April 2021.
Other Tyro Responsibilities:
• Member of the People Committee.
• Member of the Risk Committee.
• Member of the Nominations Committee.

Aliza is currently a Non-Executive Director of Grant Thornton International Limited in the UK and Healthway Medical Group Limited in Singapore.

She has 35 years’ experience in the financial services and technology sectors having held senior executive roles internationally at Boston Consulting Group, Charles Schwab, Visa International, Twitter and Google. She has also previously served on the Boards of listed companies including Scentre Group (Australia and New Zealand), SingPost (Singapore), GfK (Germany), Invocare (Australia) and as an advisor to the ANZ Bank Board Technology Committee.

Aliza graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Applied Math-Economics from Brown University in the US and holds an MBA with distinction in Marketing from New York University.


Fiona Pak-Poy

Independent Non-Executive Director

Fiona Pak-Poy

Independent non-executive Director since September 2019.
Other Tyro Responsibilities:
• Chair of the People Committee.
• Member of the Audit Committee.
• Member of the Nominations Committee.

Fiona is currently a director for Booktopia, iSentia, Novotech and the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship.

Fiona has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of industries, for companies ranging from startups to large public companies and not-for-profits. She has served on various boards, including MYOB, StatePlus, and the commercialisation office of The University of Adelaide, Adelaide Research and Innovation. She was a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group in the US and Australia, and was also a partner in an Australian venture capital fund focused on technology startups.

Fiona holds an Honours degree in Engineering from The University of Adelaide and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Fiona is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Paul Rickard

Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul Rickard

Independent non-executive Director since August 2009.
Other Tyro Responsibilities:
• Chair of the Risk Committee.
• Chair of the Audit Committee.
• Member of the Nominations Committee.

Paul is currently a director of OpenInvest Ltd, OpenInvest Holdings Pty Ltd, Switzer Financial Group Pty Ltd and ASX-listed WCM Global Growth Ltd. He also has board positions with several other Australian private companies.

Paul has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Paul was previously Executive General Manager, Payments & Business Technology for Commonwealth Bank of Australia. During his 20-year career at CBA, Paul was the founding Managing Director of CommSec, which he led from 1994 through to 2002. In 2005, Paul was named Stockbroker of the Year and admitted to the Industry Hall of Fame.

Paul holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Sydney.


Shefali Roy

Independent Non-Executive Director

Shefali Roy

Independent non-executive Director since 5 January 2022.
Other Tyro Responsibilities:
• Member of the People Committee.
• Member of the Risk Committee.
• Member of the Nominations Committee.

Until recently, Shefali was the COO and CCO at TrueLayer. Prior to that she held C-Suite / senior leadership roles in operations, compliance and regulatory affairs at Stripe, Apple, Christies and Goldman Sachs. Shefali currently teaches at Said Business School at Oxford on startups, leadership, fintech and crypto, she aslo sits on the Board of the Maker Foundation (USA; originators of the DAI stablecoin). Shefali has strategic advisory positions at the Barefoot College, Nye Health, and Erase All Kittens. Her interests lie at the intersection of economics, technology and ethics.

Shefali angel invests at pre seed / seed / A rounds, in FemTech, FinTech/DeFi/Crypto, the Future of Work, and PropTech. She is particularly interested in startups with diverse founders and women founders, and she invests globally. Shefali is a graduate of RMIT, the London School of Economics, and Oxford University where she gained qualifications in law, economics and finance, and management. Shefali splits her time between London and Melbourne.