Wisr appoints former Deutsche Bank Director Cathryn Lyall to Board

Wisr appoints former Deutsche Bank Director Cathryn Lyall to Board

ASX-listed fintech Wisr announces the appointment of Cathryn Lyall to the position of Non-Executive Director, effective 01 January 2022.

The move follows the Wisr Board’s previously advised commitment to growing with appropriate talent as the company grows in scale and complexity, with the appointment of Matthew Brown as a Non-Executive Director in September 2021, adding further depth to Wisr’s governance capability.

Cathryn’s appointment will bring her immense financial services and fintech industry knowledge, providing the right level of experience to make Wisr robust and well prepared for the next period of growth in 2022. Partner at Seed Space Venture Capital, Co-Founder of not-for-profit Seed Money Australia and London-based SEIS and EIS funds company, Seismic Foundry, Cathryn’s extensive 34-year career in the Australian and British Financial Services sectors includes roles at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Nasdaq and the London Stock Exchange. Most notably, Non-Executive Director Deutsche Bank UK Bank, sitting on the Bank’s Board Risk Committee (BRC), the Listed Derivatives Risk and Compliance Committee (LDRCC), and the Nomination Committee as Chair.

The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including Finalist Qantas Australian Woman of the Year in the UK, Cathryn is also an Independent Non-Executive Director FinTech Australia, Lead Independent Non-Executive Director Hutly, Non-Executive Director Boulevard Global, Non-Executive Director The Index Mortgage Company, Non-Executive Director the Australian National University Foundation UK and Advisory Board Member of Financy.

Wisr Chairman, John Nantes, said, “On behalf of the Wisr Board, I would like to welcome Cathryn to Wisr. Her depth of experience, strategic advisory, leadership and business acumen across finance, banking, government and fintech will be invaluable as we grow Wisr into a profitable company of significant scale and impact in the Australian consumer finance market in 2022. Cathryn’s appointment is an exciting opportunity for the business, stakeholders and customers as we build on the success of 2021.”

Cathryn said of her appointment, “I’m delighted to be joining one of Australia’s most innovative and exciting fintech companies. Chief Executive Officer Anthony Nantes and the talented, high-performing Wisr Executive Leadership Team have delivered exceptional innovation, strong execution, and impressive behaviour-driven culture. It’s an exciting time to be part of the next phase of the Wisr journey, as the company’s purpose-driven model brings about real change to the way Australians access fairer credit and improve financial well-being. I’m looking forward to supporting Wisr’s growth and path-to-profitability in 2022 and beyond.”