Beforepay appoints former Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer as Chairman

Beforepay appoints former Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer as Chairman

Pay On Demand™ provider Beforepay today announced the appointment of Brian Hartzer as Chairman to support the fintech’s next phase of growth. Hartzer will assume the role as Chairman effective immediately.

Brian Hartzer brings a wealth of global financial services leadership experience to the role, including a deep understanding on how digital is transforming financial products. He was most recently CEO of Westpac Group and prior to that held senior roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and at ANZ Bank in a number of roles, including CEO Australia.

Commenting on his appointment, Hartzer said, “I am honoured to be joining Beforepay as Chairman and look forward to supporting the leadership team at this exciting time in their growth.

“Beforepay meets a genuine need in the market for short-term consumer finance that has largely been overlooked by banks. I was impressed by their model and how their success is tied to a customer’s good repayment habits, in stark contrast to predatory models in the market. It’s terrific to see Beforepay using technology to innovate and lift the sector.”

Jamie Twiss, CEO of Beforepay said, “I’m delighted to be working with Brian again. His strategic capabilities are what we need in a chairman, and will add tremendous depth of experience to our board and support the leadership team as Beforepay continues to grow and evolve.”

“This week we’ve completed $100 million in pay advances and continue to grow rapidly. We’re heartened to see that the market continues to be very receptive to our product, and we’re only just scratching the surface.”

Beforepay has made a series of leadership appointments, including CEO Jamie Twiss last month. The company currently has over 100,000 active customers in Australia and has recently raised an AU$45 million debt facility with Longreach Credit Investors.