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SME lender announces new board appointment

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A technology and telecommunications industry veteran has been appointed to the board of a small business lender.

Business bank Tyro has announced the appointment of CSIRO chairman David Thodey to its board as a non-executive director, effective as of November.

Mr Thodey has over 30 years’ experience in the technology and telecommunications industries and has previously served as CEO for both Telstra and IBM Australia/New Zealand.

Mr Thodey currently serves as chairman of the CSIRO, chairman of the NSW Quantum Computing Fund, director of Ramsay Health Care and Jobs for NSW, a member of the advisory board of United Healthcare, and is on the investment committee of Evans & Partners Global Disruption Fund that listed on the ASX in August 2017.


Mr Thodey also serves as an adviser to Square Peg Capital and holds board positions with several private companies.

Commenting on his appointment, Tyro’s chairman, Kerry Roxburgh, said: “It is with great pleasure that I announce David Thodey is joining Tyro as a non-executive director.

“David’s extensive management, leadership and technology experience makes him a welcome addition to our board.

“I am looking forward to David joining us in November and having the benefit of his expertise as we chart Tyro’s future course.”

[Related: ScoMo’s SME tax cut plan passes final hurdle]

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