Team

Dr David Skellern AO
Dr David Skellern AO

Dr David Skellern is currently the Chair of the Capital Markets CRC, and a Director of Capital Markets Technologies. David worked in radioastronomy for 10 years and taught electronics at Sydney and Macquarie Universities for 16 years before co-founding Radiata in 1997. Built on joint research done by Macquarie University and the CSIRO, the company demonstrated the world’s first chip-set implementation of the 54 Mbit/s IEEE 802.11a High-Speed WLAN standard. Radiata was sold to US giant Cisco Systems in 2001 for $565 million. Dr Skellern joined the Board of National ICT Australia in 2003 and became its Chief Executive Officer in 2005. 

Andreas Furche
Dr Andreas Furche

Andreas is the CEO of digi.cash, Chair of Capital Markets Technologies, and a Director of the Capital Markets CRC. Originally a Software Engineer by trade, Andreas has been involved in the development of financial technology start-up companies for 20 years. As CEO of SMARTS, he drove the development of a global standard for market surveillance, which was adopted by many stock exchanges, securities regulators, and banks. SMARTS was acquired by Nasdaq in 2010. He first started to look at the concept of electronic cash at University in the 1990's and was involved in David Chaum's original DigiCash. 

Steve Bellotti
Steve Bellotti

Steve has worked in leadership roles in financial markets for over 30 years managing fixed income (including rates, credit and derivatives), foreign exchange, cash equities and derivatives, and debt and equity capital markets businesses, including at Managing Director level for over 22 years. He has built global markets operations for Merrill Lynch and Dresdner Kleinwort in London, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore and was formerly MD Global Markets & Loans, ANZ Bank, and MD Head of Global Markets, Dresdner Kleinwort Group. 

Peter Clare

Peter is a highly experienced senior banking executive with an active interest in the technological innovation in banking and financial services. His was previously Chief Executive Officer for Westpac in New Zealand and has also held Group Executive roles at Commonwealth and St.George Banks, with responsibility for Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Product, Operations, Technology, Property and Procurement. His background also includes Insolvency Accounting and Management Consulting. Peter’s qualifications include a BCom and MBA. He is Chair of Change Financial Ltd (ASX: CCA) and Zagga Market Pty Ltd, and a Director of Scottish Pacific (ASX:SCO) and Capital Markets Technologies.

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Jelte van der Hoek

Jelte has spent most of his working life building truly innovative and solid financial technology. As CTO of a number of specialist companies, Jelte has built operating systems for smart card chips, card and terminal technology for the major card schemes, and backend systems for card issuers, and stored value technology. Jelte was also one of the first team members of the company that first attempted to commercialise electronic cash - David Chaum's DigiCash in the 1990's.

Sean McCawley team profile
Sean McCawley

Sean is currently the CEO of Capital Markets Technologies, the commercialisation and investment arm of the Capital Markets CRC. He has been an executive at major banks and financial services companies with experience in strategy, M&A and program management, and has been involved in numerous startups including as the CEO of a digital fan engagement platform.

Bob Tucker
Bob Tucker

Bob has over 25 years of experience managing businesses for leading financial institutions and asset managers, including Barclays Capital, Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Man Investments and ANZ Bank. Most recently, Bob was the Head of Business Management for the Global Markets and Institutional Loans division of ANZ Bank. Bob has been directly involved in a number of early stage ventures, from start-up phase through to IPO.

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Infinigold

Tristan Blakers
Tristan Blakers

Tristan Blakers has worked in leadership roles in the fields of financial and health technology, with a focus on regulatory surveillance and compliance. He was a key member of the team that built the SMARTS.broker service, and led the first phase of the technology transformation at Lorica Health. He is currently the COO of digi.cash, a start-up building cryptographically secured payment and asset issuance platforms