Board of Directors
Vickki McFadden

Vickki McFadden

Chairman, Independent Director

Vickki McFadden joined the eftpos Board on 7 January 2016 and is a former investment banker with many years of boardroom experience. Vickki is Non-executive Director of Newcrest Mining Limited, Tabcorp Holdings Limited and Myer Family Investments Pty Limited. She is President of the Takeovers Panel, a member of Advisory Board and Executive Committee, UNSW School of Business at the University of New South Wales and a member of Chief Executive Women. Vickki also Chairs the Audit Committee of each of Myer Family Investments Pty Limited and Tabcorp Holdings Limited.

Vickki has formerly served as Non Executive Chairman at SKILLED Group Ltd, a Non-Executive Director of Leighton Holdings Ltd, a Director and Principal at Centaurus Corporate Finance, and as Managing Director of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch Australia.

Stephen Benton

Stephen Benton

Non-Executive Director

As Head of Consumer Finance and Payments or Westpac Group, Stephen is responsible for credit cards, personal loans, overdrafts and payments for the Westpac Group of brands in Australia. The role is responsible for driving the end to end business performance, customer experience and strategy of these businesses covering consumer and business segments.

Before joining Westpac in July 2013, Stephen's prior role was as General Manager of Products at Bankwest with strategic and P&L responsibility for the bank's products across consumer and commercial banks.

Stephen has broad financial service experience having had leadership roles with small and large financial services organisations with a track record of delivery innovative customer solutions and business growth.

Brett Chenoweth

Brett Chenoweth

Independent Director

Brett Chenoweth joined the eftpos Board on 7 January 2016 and is a former digital media and telecommunications executive with significant boardroom experience. Brett is Chairman of Madman Entertainment, Chairman of Yellow Pages Group, Chairman of Creative Details Australia, Director of Canberra Data Centres (CDC), Chairman of the Advisory Board of HRL Morrison & Co., a Principal of the Bombora Group, a Director at Surfing Australia, a Director of Sellable Pty Ltd, Managing Director of HJB Limited and Director Noble Mineral Resources Limited.

Brett has formerly served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of APN News and Media and has held senior executive roles at the Silverfern Group, Telecom New Zealand, Publishing & Broadcasting Limited, ecorp, ninemsn and Village Roadshow.

John Collins

John Collins

Non-Executive Director

John is Head of Mobile Payments Transformation, Deposits and Payments, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited. Mr Collins has more than 25 years experience in the payments industry across Australia and New Zealand, including card issuing, merchant acquiring, point of sale systems and transaction switching.

John is also an EMVCo Business Associate, providing EMVCo with input on strategic business and implementation issues related to the use of the EMV Specifications.

Shane Harris

Shane Harris

Non-Executive Director

Shane joined the Board in August 2017. He is the Head of Payments at Coles and has held this role since August 2014.  Shane is responsible for the payment strategy, products and services provided to all Coles Group retailers.  Shane has evolved his extensive payments experience over two decades and held various business roles across schemes, issuing, acquiring and retail businesses.

Kees Kwakernaak

Kees Kwakernaak

Non-Executive Director

Kees Kwakernaak joined the eftpos Board in July 2017 and is Managing Director at First Data Australia & New Zealand. He has over 20 years of management and leadership experience in the corporate payments industry across the Asia Pacific.

Kees is responsible for the First Data business across the ANZ region, including the Global Business Solutions (GBS) and Global Financial Services (GFS) businesses. GBS includes First Data Merchant Solutions Australia and GFS includes First Data’s range of transaction, payment, issuing, acquiring and switching solutions.

Leslie Martin

Leslie Martin

Independent Director

Leslie has had leadership roles in the banking industry over a career spanning more than 30 years. As a specialist in transaction banking and working capital products, her executive roles included stewardship of the payments agenda in a variety of markets (Australia, Asia, US). Her experience with retail banking (branches, call centres) and banking infrastructure provides a broad perspective to eftpos. Leslie is a Director of international Assessment Asia Pty Ltd (Australia), IMA Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore), IMA Asia Ltd (Hong Kong), and Credit Corp (Listed Australia).

Previous payments industry activity includes Board positions with the Australian Payments Network Limited, CardLink, BPAY, Austraclear, as well as the Australian executive committee of Visa.

Vinay Rao

Vinay Rao

Non-Executive Director

Vinay Rao is the Head of Payments for Woolworths Ltd Australia. Vinay is responsible for the payments strategy, payment services, operational and compliance functions for the Woolworths group. Mr. Rao has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry having held various roles across payments, technology, digital business and enterprise delivery.

Prior to joining Woolworths, Mr. Rao held various positions at ING Direct, CBA and Wesfarmers.

Simone Van Veen

Simone Van Veen

Non-Executive Director

In August 2016, Simone was appointed as General Manager, Acquiring, HICAPS and Commercial cards for NAB where she is responsible for strategic development and business performance.

Simone has held various roles over the past 20 years within digital, transactional products, marketing and projects, providing her with broad experience across payments and other aspects of financial services. In addition to her experience within NAB, Simone has worked as a consultant and as a sole trader in both delivery and customer facing roles.

Derek Weatherley

Derek Weatherley

Non-Executive Director

Derek Weatherley is the Chief Executive Officer of Indue Data Services Pty Ltd. Having joined Indue in 2000, Derek has held a number of senior executive positions throughout his tenure, including his initial appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and, more recently, as Executive Director of Product, Sales and Strategy. Derek is also an Alternate Director of the Australian Payments Network Ltd, a Director of Ivey Pty Ltd and a Director of Trinity Securities Pty Ltd.

Derek has worked closely with the Board of Directors and Executive Team throughout his time with Indue. With a strong track record of delivering large and complex projects. Derek thrives on creating and leveraging strategic alliances and client relationships.

Stuart Woodward

Stuart Woodward

Non-Executive Director

Stuart is General Manager, Payments Representation, Cash-Flow and Transaction Services, Institutional Banking and Markets at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He has four decades of experience within the Commonwealth Bank Group, including retail and corporate banking, merchant acquiring, and payment systems. In addition to eftpos, Stuart’s other directorships include the Australian Payments Network (APN), BPAY Pty Ltd, BPAY Group Ltd, and Charge Card Services Ltd.