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Senior 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.


Group CEO and Managing Director

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 and Managing Director in September 2023. 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.

Lisa Vitaris

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 KPMG, 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.

George Mervitz

Chief Growth Officer

Deanne Bannatyne

Deanne has extensive experience as a senior executive across the payments financial services industry, including Chief Customer Officer/MD A&NZ for global digital gifting company Prezzee, General Manager of Identity, Payments and Financial Services for Australia Post, and General Manager of Payments for NAB. Through these roles, Deanne brings significant experience in leading sales, marketing, customer service, product management, operational and digital teams.

With a relentless focus on the customer and a bias to action, Deanne has passion for leading and inspiring high performing teams to deliver transformational growth, resulting in enhanced commercial and customer outcomes.

Steve Chapman

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.

Paul Keen

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).

Praveenesh Pala

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.

Praveenesh Pala

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.

Praveenesh Pala

Chief Product Officer

Dominic White

Dominic has held a number of senior roles in financial institutions and Fintechs over the last 30 years, most recently with Visa in the UK and Ireland, giving him a unique view of innovations and trends in the payments industry. During that time, he played a key role in Visa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular helping small businesses innovate and keep trading through those difficult times. Prior to joining Visa in 2019, Dominic held various senior roles in the payments industry in the Asia-Pacific region, including Pacific Head of Ingenico Group, Asia-Pacific Managing Director for Bambora, and senior executive roles heading up transaction banking products including Merchant Acquiring and other payments products for three of Australia’s largest retail banks, ANZ, NAB and Commonwealth Bank.

Dominic has consulted to and held directorships of various organisations in Asia-Pacific and Europe, developing strategy for financial institutions and retailers, as well as acquisition and divestment options and optimisation strategies for large and small businesses. He holds a BSc, an MBA and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.