Digital Finance Advisory Committee

ASIC has established the Digital Finance Advisory Committee (DFAC) to help inform how we focus our efforts and collaborate within the sector.

The members of DFAC are drawn from a cross-section of the fintech community, as well as academia and consumer backgrounds.

Chris Brycki: Founder and CEO, Stockspot

Chris BryckiChris Brycki is the founder and CEO of Stockspot, Australia’s leading automated investment company. He founded Stockspot in 2013 to help more Australians access unbiased and transparent investment advice and portfolio management online.

A highly experienced trader, he spent his early career as a portfolio manager at hedge funds and UBS investing the banks’ capital. During this time Chris saw how traditional industries like retail and media were being disrupted by innovative and fast moving technology companies. He decided to do the same to wealth management.

In 2015, Chris was named in the Top 35 Influencers of Financial Planning by Adviser Ratings. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance Co-op Scholarship) from the University of NSW.

View Chris's LinkedIn profile.

Kim Heras: General Partner, 25fifteen

Kim HerasKim is the co-founder of 25fifteen, a Sydney-based startup studio and corporate venturing firm founded by successful tech entrepreneurs and industry veterans.

He is also the co-founder of TechSydney and founder of the Sydney Tech Startup Meetup and the Sydney FinTech Startup Meetup.

Previously Kim was one of the co-founders of PushStart, a startup accelerator program in Sydney, and Director of Fishburners, Sydney’s premier co-working space. He was also Commercial Manager at Ensyst, an IT Services company acquired by Optus.

View Kim's LinkedIn profile.

Andrew Lai: Founder, Fintech Melbourne

Andrew Lai NewAs a director of his own fintech startup FinancialAsk, Andrew also founded Fintech Melbourne which has gone on to become one of Australia's largest fintech startup communities, helping the local fintech community to connect via a range of events.

In addition to his fintech activities, Andrew also serves as the Accelerator Director of Australia's first agtech accelerator program and co-working space, SproutX, where he coaches and mentors early stage startup companies.

Andrew has 10+ years of experience within the financial services industry with product management, analytics and strategy roles in corporates such as NAB, MLC and most recently Findex.

View Andrew's LinkedIn profile.

Jack Quigley: Founder and Managing Director, CrowdfundUP

Jack QuigleyJack Quigley is the Founder and Managing Director of CrowdfundUP, Australia’s leading real estate crowd-funding platform, and Founding Director of FinTech Australia, Australia’s industry FinTech body.

Jack has played an influential role in shaping the Australian crowd-funding and alternative finance industry over the past few years and is at the forefront of discussions with the Australian Government championing the benefits of innovation on the Australian economy. With extensive experience in both Australian and China, Jack has become a leader in the crowd-funding space globally, regularly speaking at events and conferences around the world.

With a strong background as an experienced Commercial Lawyer, Jack has completed over $30M in corporate transactions, structured international real estate and equity transactions and is responsible for the implementation of startup strategies in the corporate space.

Alex Scandurra: CEO, Stone and Chalk

Alex ScandurraAlex is the founding CEO of Stone & Chalk, which is one of Australia’s leading fintech innovation hubs. Prior to Stone & Chalk, Alex co-founded and was Head of the Barclays Accelerator program powered by Techstars in London and New York. He also launched two startup hubs in London and Manchester and was also lead on a major Open Innovation program which saw hundreds of startups pitch to win commercial projects with large organisations.

As part of his global career, Alex has spent over seven years living and working extensively in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Prior to his time at Barclays Bank in London, Alex worked for Nokia Networks in the Middle East and Africa, Lend Lease in Australia and was an Officer in the Australian Army.

In his current role as CEO, one of his key focus areas is to help high growth potential startups successfully launch and scale globally. Alex is also the co-founder of Spark Festival which is Australia’s largest startup festival, is a founding director of Fintech Australia and is a member of the advisory board for the NSW Government's Digital Analytics Centre.

View Alex's LinkedIn profile.

Danielle Szetho: CEO, FinTech Australia

Danielle SzethoDanielle Szetho is CEO of FinTech Australia, the national fintech industry association. FinTech Australia brings together the fintech community, corporates, regulators and government, building networks across the world to make Australia a top market for fintech innovation and investment.

Danielle joined FinTech Australia from Fairfax Media where she was Industry Head, Banking and Finance. Prior to this, Danielle held management roles in Design, Product, Business Transformation, Data Analytics and Commercial at leading Media brands such as Fairfax, News Ltd and Fox Sports. Danielle holds an MBA (Executive) and a Bachelor of Digital Media degree from UNSW.

View Danielle's LinkedIn profile.

Erin Turner: Head of Campaigns and Policy, CHOICE

Erin TurnerErin Turner leads CHOICE’s policy and campaigns team which fights to keep industry and government accountable and achieve real change for Australian consumers. Erin joined CHOICE in 2014 and focuses on finance policy and campaigns.

Erin previously worked in government relations, policy and campaigns roles for non-government organisations, including the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA), the peak body for community radio stations, and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN). Erin has a Master of Politics and Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts.

View Erin's LinkedIn profile.

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