Jon Davey to become Tyro CEO

The CEO of Tyro Payments’ health business, Jon Davey, will become its group CEO in October, replacing Robbie Cooke who is moving on to become CEO of The Star Entertainment Group.

Davey joined Tyro in May 2021 following its acquisition of health fintech Medipass, which he led. Cooke has offered his services for the duration of his notice period until 31 December 2022 to enable a seamless transition.

Tyro’s chair, David Thodey says Davey’s appointment is the result of an extensive executive search process that included an exceptional field of candidates.

“Davey is a seasoned technology executive who brings relevant experience from a 30-year career working in financial services, both within corporate and start-up environments,” he says.

“Davey has been a strong member of the Tyro executive team for close to 18 months so he will hit the ground running, focusing on expediting the delivery and execution of our strategy.”

Davey says: “Tyro is one of Australia’s first fintech companies and continues to be one of the country's fastest growing technology and innovation companies. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the business into a new and exciting chapter; delivering value for our shareholders, delighting our customers, and ensuring Tyro is a great place to work."

Davey’s 30 years of experience include working in corporate, start-up and management consulting businesses, predominantly in the financial services sector.

Before heading Medipass, he spent 10 years at NAB, the last five years as executive general manager of digital, innovation and customer experience. He also held roles as general manager of business contact centres and operations and general manager of technology.

During his time at NAB, he led NAB Labs, an innovation hub focused on rapid experimentation and commercialisation; built its $100 million Corporate Venture Capital Fund from scratch; designed and delivered a “first to market” SME digital lending platform; and led a digital transformation program within the branch, contact centre and operations teams.

Davey also held technology and business strategy consulting roles with A.T. Kearney for six years working across the financial services and telecommunications industries in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. He was also a partner and co-founder of a digital technology business that he sold in 2009.