AUSTRALIA

ADVISORY BOARD

Our Advisory Board brings together prominent female trailblazers in the Australian payments and fintech industry. This talented group of women provides guidance and input to the Women in Payments Australia Symposium program and ensures the experience includes best-in-class keynote speakers, panelists and break-out session leaders.

JACKIE KALLMAN

DEANNE BANNATYNE

Chief Growth Officer

Tyro Payments

DEANNE BANNATYNE

Deanne (Dee) Bannatyne is a senior executive with extensive experience across a number of Australian and global financial services companies. Dee joined Tyro Payments as Chief Growth Officer in April this year. This is an exciting role responsible for overall growth and customer outcomes, including sales, marketing, digital experience and customer support.

BIANCA BATES

BIANCA BATES

Managing Director, Head of Payments Australia and New Zealand

J.P. Morgan

BIANCA BATES

Bianca is the Head of Payments, Australia & New Zealand at J.P. Morgan, responsible for driving business strategy and growth. The Payments business encompasses payables, receivables including merchant acquiring, liquidity, foreign exchange, account services, channels, escrow and trade solutions. Bianca has over 25 years of financial industry experience. She joined JP Morgan in 2013 and held several roles, including APAC Head of Business Transformation for J.P. Morgan Payments based in Hong Kong.

VANESSA BEGGS

VANESSA BEGGS

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Australian Banking Association

VANESSA BEGGS

Vanessa is an experienced Non-Executive Director and ‘C suite’ executive with 25 years’ experience in government, large corporations and the NFP sector, with specific expertise in finance, strategy and transformational change.

Vanessa is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Banking Association responsible, the Non-Executive Director of Variety the Childrens Charity and Driveabout World and serves as a Judge of the Eureka Prize.

JACKIE KALLMAN

FELICITY BLAKE

Country Manager

FIS

LYNNE CARDWELL

Felicity is the Country Manager for FIS New Zealand. Felicity brings more than 20 years’ experience in the payments industry to the role. Her key focus is developing relationships to build strategic partnerships in the complex environment of payments technology. An active member of Payments New Zealand, she brings her global knowledge and expertise to the local conversation on payments innovation in the region.

JACKIE KALLMAN

LYNNE CARDWELL

Executive Director Banking and Financial Services

NSW Treasury

LYNNE CARDWELL

Lynne is a Banking and Financial Services leader with over 20 years experience in the Australian Banking Sector . She has held senior positions with Westpac and CBA in Finance, Payments and Transformation roles. Since 2018 Lynne has been the Executive Director Banking and Financial Services within NSW Treasury. Her role manages the overall liquidity for the State and oversees the reform of Banking and Payments across NSW to deliver simpler, faster, safer payment options for the citizens business and suppliers of NSW Government.

GAJIA PARSONS

PETER COWAN

Chief Executive Officer

PayPal Australia

PETER COWAN

Peter is responsible and accountable for PayPal’s Australian business. Ensuring PayPal meets the needs of customers, underpinned by strong risk management, and guided by a high degree of regulatory engagement, within the digital payments landscape.

GAJIA PARSONS

EMILY CURLEWIS

Head of Government & Public Affairs

Zepto

EMILY CURLEWIS

Emily is a technology leader with over 15 years experience across fintech, consumer technology and professional services.

Her current role is to build the Zepto brand and create opportunities within Enterprise and Government verticals.

Throughout her career Emily has been a passionate advocate for the local Tech community with a particular focus on supporting women to pursue a career in tech and encouraging businesses to help foster digital skills locally.

JACKIE KALLMAN

VICTORIA ELMS

Director, Enterprise Partnerships and Emerging Payments

American Express

VICTORIA ELMS

Vicky is an experienced payments leader with sixteen years at American Express where she has held leadership roles in Payments Policy, New Product Development, Partnerships and Emerging Payments. Vicky has a passion for global digital payments and data and played a leading role in setting up the American Express payment network in China from scratch. She is an advocate for talent, diversity and inclusion, and mental health awareness and was the recipient of the 2022 Women in Payments Advocate for Women Award.

JACKIE KALLMAN

JACKIE KALLMAN

Head of Payments Industry, Banking Services

ANZ

JACKIE KALLMAN

Jackie is the Head of Payments Industry within Institutional Banking at ANZ, leading ANZ’s engagement with payments industry bodies, regulators and policy makers on an enterprise level. Jackie has spent the last 15 years in payments and transaction banking, managing payment product portfolios, and supporting the development and management of ANZ’s strategy, standards, and thought leadership in the Industry. Jackie’s strengths include a depth of payments knowledge and experience, combined with a collaborative, and strong customer centric approach.

MONIQUE LANDES

MONIQUE LANDES

Partner

Amrop Carmichael Fisher

MONIQUE LANDES

Monique offers 30 years’ experience in Banking and Finance in Australia and joined Amrop Carmichael Fisher in 2003, as a Founding Partner and is Head of Practice for Banking, Payments and FinTech in Australia. She has been instrumental with the company’s growth and presence in Financial Services.

Enthusiastic about helping her clients achieve their strategic goals, her focus is creating and building teams to lead, transform and evolve.

ISOBEL THACKER

KIRSTIN RENNER

Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS)

Citi

KIRSTIN RENNER

Kirstin Renner is the Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) for Citi in Australia and New Zealand and a member of Citi’s TTS Asia Pacific Executive Committee. She is responsible for leading the business strategy and driving growth opportunities in Australia and New Zealand. Kirstin holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

ISOBEL THACKER

VICTORIA RICHARDSON

Chief Operating Officer

Meeco.me

VICTORIA RICHARDSON

Victoria Richardson has spent more than 25 years working with payment and identity technologies. She has advised a range of companies, from start ups to major banks, telcos and government bodies, on the business implications of technology change

ISOBEL THACKER

ISOBEL THACKER

Head of Customer Segment Management, Australia

Mastercard

ISOBEL THACKER

Isobel Thacker is Head of Customer Segment Management for Mastercard Australia, where she leads a team focused on deepening engagement and understanding across four B2B Customer Segments, driving growth and optimisation through client partnership on strategy, innovation, customer value proposition development and execution.

JENNIFER TURNER

LOUISE YIU

Business Manager, Global Payments Solutions

HSBC Bank Australia Limited

LOUISE YIU

Louise Yiu leads the business management of HSBC’s Global Payments Solutions division, including business planning, financial performance management, and adoption of new technologies to drive operational efficiency and client experience.