About

Our vibrant network supports Australia’s thriving payments system.

Australian Payments Network champions the payments system. We enable competition and innovation, promote efficiency, and control and manage risk to deliver improvements for all users of the payments system.

With a strong focus on collaboration, our role includes:

  • inspiring innovation
  • facilitating self-regulation
  • coordinating system-wide standards
  • policy development

Our network includes more than 120 members and participants and we welcome involvement from all organisations with a significant interest in payments.

Membership

We bring together a diverse range of organisations to help payments thrive.

There are three broad membership categories:

  • Participant members: organisations that directly participate in the payments system
  • Operator members: commercial operators of payment systems, technology companies
  • Affiliate members: suppliers of goods and services to card issuers, acquirers and schemes
More about Membership

Meet the Board

Robert Craig

Chair - BSc (Hons), BCA, MAICD

Mr Craig was appointed a director and independent Chair of Australian Payments Network in January 2014. Prior to 2008, his 25-year career in financial services included senior roles at Westpac Banking Corporation, National Australia Bank, Bank of New Zealand and National Westminster Bank.

Paul Franklin

BSc, MCom, EMBA, FFinsia, GAICD

Mr Franklin is General Manager Payments at National Australia Bank Limited. He was appointed by National Australia Bank as a director in October 2017 and was appointed by the Board as Deputy Chair in May 2018.

Leila Fourie

CEO - PhD Economics and Financial Science, GAICD

Dr Fourie has with over 20 years of international experience, primarily in financial services, and has served on multiple boards and held senior roles in banking, capital markets and payments. She was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and a director of AusPayNet in September 2016.

Chris Campbell

BEc, MBus(Finance), MAICD

Mr Campbell is Head of Payments Policy and Strategy at Westpac Group. He was appointed by Westpac Banking Corporation as a director in April 2003.

Jennifer Clark

FAICD

Ms Clark has an extensive background in business, finance and governance through a career as a Non-Executive Director since 1991 and as a Banker for over 20 years. She was appointed as an independent director in June 2014.

David Jay

BEc, MBA, FCPA, F Fin, FAMI, MIIA, GAICD

Mr Jay is Chief Executive Officer of Australian Settlements Limited. He was appointed by Building Society members as a director in August 2010. 

Jackie Kallman

BPsychSc(Hons)

Ms Kallman is Head of Payments Industry at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited. She was appointed as a director in April 2018.

Kees Kwakernaak

MSc

Mr Kwakernaak is Managing Director at First Data Network Australia. He was appointed by Electing Members as a director in October 2016.

Olivia McArdle

BComm (Accounting & Law), MBA, CA, MAICD

Ms McArdle is Head of Deposits and Payment Products at Macquarie Bank Limited. She was appointed by Electing Members as a director in November 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Lynda McMillan

MBus, GAICD

Ms McMillan is Head of Payments Representation, Business and Private Banking at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. She was appointed as a director in April 2018.

Michelle McPhee

BBus(Hons), GAICD

Ms McPhee is Head of Banking at the Reserve Bank of Australia. She was appointed by the Reserve Bank of Australia as a director in February 2017.

Kate Mulligan

BA, LLB(Hons), MAICD

Ms Mulligan has more than 28 years’ experience in financial services, business and the law, including senior roles at Allens, St George Bank and ANZ. She was appointed as an independent director in June 2014.

Derek Weatherley

BComm, MAcc, GAICD

Mr Weatherley is Chief Executive Officer at Indue Limited. He was appointed by Credit Union members as a director in April 2018.

Policy

Our policy development strives to improve the payments system.

Meet our Executive Team

Leila Fourie

Chief Executive Officer

With more than 25 years of international experience, primarily in financial services, Leila has served on multiple boards and held senior roles in banking, capital markets and payments. She was appointed as CEO of Australian Payments Network on 12 September 2016.

Nancy Bryla

General Counsel

Nancy brings more than 15 years of commercial and in-house legal expertise to our Legal and Governance functions. Prior to joining us in 2017, Nancy spent five years as the General Counsel for Asia Pacific at a global provider of managed communications solutions to the banking and financial services industries.

Lynette Hickey

Chief Financial Officer

Lynette brings over 20 years of finance and business management experience to AusPayNet. She has held various senior management roles within PwC, predominately the Assurance and Business Advisory Group working with start-ups through to large multinationals. Most recently Lynette was the CFO for the Converga Group.

Victoria Richardson

Chief Strategy Officer

Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 20 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from start-ups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. Her role at AusPayNet includes leading the initiatives undertaken by the Australian Payments Council.

Andy White

Chief Operating Officer

Andy leads AusPayNet’s member services and member engagement functions, as well as its compliance, project management and technology teams. Before joining in 2015, Andy spent eight years at ASX in various roles, and prior to that nine years at LCH.Clearnet.

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