John Brogden appointed chair of AusPayNet

  • By Zilla Efrat

John Brogden will become the Australian Payments Network’s (AusPayNet) new independent chair from 1 January 2022.

Brogden, the youngest person ever to hold the role of New South Wales opposition leader, has more than 30 years of experience in the public sector, financial services, professional associations, and not-for-profit organisations.

After retiring from politics in 2005, Brogden’s executive roles have included being CEO of Manchester Unity, the Financial Services Council, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Landcom (a role he will step down from in April 2022).

Brogden has also chaired Abacus Australian Mutuals (now COBA), Lifeline, and Landcom (prior to being appointed CEO).

Throughout his career, Brogden has been a big supporter of many not-for-profit organisations, most notably to Lifeline Australia as chair and more recently, as president of Lifeline International. He retired from the Lifeline Australia Board in November 2021 and is now its patron.

Brogden has been appointed for a three-year term and will chair his first meeting of the AusPayNet board on 24 February 2022.

AusPayNet CEO, Andy White, expects Brogden to be a vital addition to AusPayNet and its board “especially at a time when we are leading the modernisation of Australia’s payment system, setting standards that apply across the payments industry, and providing strategic insights to government and payments regulators”.

“Payments are evolving rapidly, and AusPayNet with them,” says Brogden. “I look forward to working with AusPayNet’s management team, my fellow directors, and AusPayNet’s members and stakeholders.”