AUSTRALIA

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Meet the women who are giving back and paying it forward as the dedicated Committee members responsible for managing the Women in Payments Australia Awards. 

LYNN KRAUS

LYNN KRAUS

Chair of the Awards Committee
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Payment Plus

LYNN KRAUS

Lynn is the CEO of Australian Payments Plus which brings together the legacy businesses of eftpos, BPAY and the NPPA. As the CEO, she is focused on ensuring that the company is strategically placed to deliver world class payments for Australia now and into the future. Lynn is a member of Young President’s Organisation (YPO), Chief Executive Women and was honoured as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the AFR.

CAROLYN HELY

CHARISSA BROOKS

GM Brand & Marketing

Australian Payments Plus

CHARISSA BROOKS

Charissa Brooks is General Manager, Brand & Marketing at Australian Payments Plus (AP+) where she oversees strategic marketing initiatives across all AP+ brands and channels. AP+ was formed in 2022 and brings together Australia’s domestic payment companies, BPAY, eftpos and NPP Australia in one integrated entity to shape the future of payments for Australia.

 

CAROLYN HELY

CAROLYN HELY

Executive Director Head of Australia and New Zealand, International Banking, Commercial Banking

J.P. Morgan

CAROLYN HELY

Carolyn leads the J.P. Morgan CB International Banking team based in Sydney, Australia and is the Network Lead for APAC. Carolyn has over 26 Yeats of experience in corporate banking. She joined J.P. Morgan in March 2014 and has been leading the team for the past five years. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Economics and Management from Wollongong University, and a Masters of Business in Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney.

EMILY ROBERTS

JAC PHILIPS

Executive coach

Jac phillips

JAC PHILIPS

Phillips is a creative & commercial executive with 25 years’ experience at ANZ, Westpac, IBM, & Visa having managed P&L accounts of AUD$30M and led teams up to 50 personnel, Jac has piloted operations in creative agencies & advised high performing businesses throughout Asia Pacific.

EMILY ROBERTS

EMILY ROBERTS

VP & General Manager, Internal Card Services for Australia & New Zealand

American Express

EMILY ROBERTS

Emily is VP & GM, Internal Card Services for Australia & New Zealand at American Express. She is also the relationship lead for strategic partnerships across the airline and retail sectors. Emily utilises customer-driven strategies to identify and exceed customer needs and deliver business growth.

Executive Sponsor for Community Partnerships and the Disabilities Awareness Network, Emily also plays an active role in the Families@Amex network and as a PRIDE ally.

CLAIRE SHOEMAKE

CLAIRE SHOEMAKE

VP, Account Management, Merchant and Commerce and Head of Melbourne

Mastercard

CLAIRE SHOEMAKE

Claire is Vice President in Retail and Commerce and Head of Strategic Partnerships. Claire leads a team who develop strategic retail partnerships, working with retail partners to drive additional value-added services that ultimately deliver improved customer insights and ultimately more customers and spend. She also leads the Melbourne Mastercard Hub.

MRIDULA IYER

SONJA STEINER

Head of Fintech

Coles

SONJA STEINER

Sonja is Head of Fintech at Coles, leading the team building and delivering strategic technology solutions for payments and financial services.

An experienced financial services executive with deep payments expertise, Sonja has driven large payments and operations transformations. She previously served as Head of Wrap Operations at Colonial First State and as Head of Payments & Cash Operations Australia at ANZ Bank.
She is also a Senior Fellow of FINSIA.

DEBRA TAYLOR

DEBRA TAYLOR

COO

PAX Technologies

DEBRA TAYLOR

Debra Taylor is Co-founder and COO of Fintech scale-up’s OpenSparkz and PAX Technology. She is a board member of Stone & Chalk and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience within the industry. She has received multiple awards including in 2020, the Women in Payments - Distinguished Payments Professional, a lifetime achievement award.

LISA VASIC

TARA TUBMAN

Head of Sales

National Australia Bank

TARA TUBMAN

Tara Tubman is currently Head of Sales, Merchant Services at National Australia Bank, where she is working to support the growth and future commercialization of NAB’s acquiring business. She has 20 years of experience in payments in the Asia Pacific region (having lived in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia) and has worked in various sales leadership roles across all segments at American Express, Citibank, and HSBC

LISA VASIC

LISA VASIC

Managing Director - Transaction Banking

ANZ

LISA VASIC

Lisa is the Managing Director, Transaction Banking at ANZ. With a career in banking and finance spanning over 25 years, the early part of her career in Retail and Wealth followed by a move to the Institutional Bank across relationship and product roles.

Lisa holds a BA from the University of Sydney with majors in Economics and Economic History and recently completed a Digital Transformation program at MIT, Cambridge.

MRIDULA IYER

BRONWYN YAM

Chief Product Officer

Cuscal

BRONWYN YAM

Bronwyn is responsible or driving Cuscal’s product strategy. Bronwyn has over 25 years experience in financial services and consulting industries. Prior to joining Cuscal, Bronwyn was the Chief Product Officer at Tyro Payments and held several senior roles across various divisions within the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Bronwyn holds a Master of Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA.