Digital Finance Advisory Panel

The Digital Finance Advisory Panel (DFAP) advises ASIC on fintech- and regtech-related matters. Its members are drawn from Australia’s fintech community and have academic and private sector backgrounds.

DFAP and ASIC meet quarterly to discuss local and global developments, including opportunities and risks, in the fintech industry.

Ross Buckley: Scientia Professor and Laureate Fellow, UNSW Sydney (Panel Chair)

Ross Buckley is Scientia Professor and Laureate Fellow at the University of New South Wales.

His principal field of research is international financial regulation, particularly the regulation of digital financial services. He co-edits the International Banking and Finance Law Series and the Global Trade Law Series of Wolters Kluwer of The Hague.

Ross has consulted to the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the Asian Development Bank, the Indonesian Department of Finance, the Vietnamese Department of Commerce and the Australian Taxation Office as well as to banks and finance houses in Australia and abroad. He has twice been a Fulbright Scholar and many times a half-bright scholar.

Simone Joyce: Chairperson, FinTech Australia

Simone Joyce is the co-founder CEO of Paypa Plane, a payment technology company, she co-founded in September 2017. Paypa Plane provides payment ‘service-layer’ SaaS systems to banks, large enterprises and SMEs- bridging the gap between legacy payment systems and payments of the future whilst helping banks to compete with third-party providers.

Elected to the Fintech Australia Board of Directors 2019 and as Chair in 2020, Simone has had many years’ experience in payment and Fintech-focused companies and has been frequently recognised over the years for this work – most recently winning the Paris Fintech Forum Fintech Award and the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Global Entrepreneur Grant.

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Deborah Young: CEO and Founder, RegTech Association

Deborah Young is the founding CEO of The RegTech Association, a global non-profit industry member body focussed on accelerating adoption of RegTech solutions and creating a global centre of excellence. Since helping to establish the Association in 2017, she has led the growth to 180 organisations including 130 RegTech firms. The cohort also includes top tier banks, global technology companies and consulting firms. She has advocated for the industry with Government, regulators, investors and trade agencies. Deborah has led the recognition of Australia as the third highest concentration of RegTech producers in the world and is a sought after advisor on the global RegTech industry, a regular speaker, presenter and designer of RegTech programs for the association and its partners and engages with regulators globally.

Deborah sits on the Alliance for Innovative Regulation Global Advisory Council, NSW Government ICT Procurement Task Force, The National Blockchain Roadmap RegTech Committee, Australian Federal Government RegTech Stakeholder Reference group and is a member of Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Digital Committee & UTS Business School Women’s MBA Network Executive Committee.

Deborah is an accomplished chief executive, non-executive director, mentor and strategic business consultant. She has over 20 years' experience as a senior executive across financial services, including investment banking, private equity, venture capital, superannuation and insurance spectrums. Deborah holds an Executive MBA (Global) from UTS Business School and was named as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in 2019 for Innovation.

Lisa Frazier: COO, Judo Bank

Lisa Frazier is an experienced corporate executive, public company board director and start-up entrepreneur. Lisa’s expertise includes building digital businesses, designing customer experiences, venture investing, innovation including the application of emerging technologies.

Lisa is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Judo Bank, is a purpose-built challenger bank providing financial services to small and medium-sized businesses. Lisa is responsible for the “engine” of the bank – Product, Data, Technology, Digital and Operations.

Previously, Lisa was the Chief Innovation Officer for Wells Fargo in San Francisco, an enterprise-wide organization devoted to accelerating the company’s delivery of next-generation, customer-inspired products and services.

Lisa was previously the Chief Digital Officer for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Earlier in her career at McKinsey & Company, Lisa was a Partner in New York and San Francisco, Lisa is also an active member of the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem advising companies on growth. She founded a Bay Area media start-up and was SigFig’s Chief Operating Officer.

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Daniel Fogarty: Non-executive Director, Insurtech Australia

Daniel Fogarty is the Non-executive Director of Insurtech Australia, the national, not-for-profit industry association dedicated to fostering startups and innovation in Australia’s insurance sector. Daniel has been involved in Insurtech Australia since it inception in 2016, assisting the founding team, and then serving on the Advisory Committee and now on the Board.

Based in Sydney, Daniel is the CEO and co-founder of Evari and is passionate about small business getting the right insurance through a customer-centric digital experience.

As the former CEO of Zurich General Insurance, Australia & New Zealand, Daniel has a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of insurance and knows firsthand the challenges of the industry in delivering to the ever-changing needs of customers.

He is passionate about assisting the insurance and entrepreneurial community in Australia, and is on the Board of ANZIIF, the Advisory Committee of Insurtech Australia, and a member of the Stanford Australia Alumni Committee.

Daniel gained his Masters at Stanford University, he is a Fellow of FINSIA, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Accountant.

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Simon Callaghan: Chief Executive Officer, Blockchain Australia

Simon has spent his career within innovative technologies, including working with blockchain and financial technologies in Australia, the US, UK, Asia, and Europe. Most recently leading the Digital Assets Programme at the University of Cambridge, and as Co-Founder of middle office startup MOOPS Tech. He holds an MBA from AGSM.

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Amy-Rose Goodey: Chief Operating Officer, Blockchain Australia

Amy-Rose Goodey is the Chief Operating Officer at Blockchain Australia, the peak industry body representing Australian businesses and business professionals participating in the digital economy through blockchain technology.

Based in Queensland, Amy-Rose Goodey is a highly motivated and dynamic professional who is deeply dedicated to fostering innovation and driving growth within the blockchain and digital currency sector. In her role at Blockchain Australia, she assumes the responsibility of managing the association's national operations and works closely with key stakeholders, regulators, and industry leaders to advance the adoption and responsible implementation of blockchain technology across Australia.

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