Our Team (Direct Entry)

Mangala Martinus

Mangala Martinus

Managing Director, Sydney

mangala.martinus@paymentsconsulting.com

With over 24 years’ experience in the financial services and payments industries, Mangala has a proven track record in developing and executing innovative and practical business strategy based on detailed market and financial analysis that delivers profitable long term strategic outcomes.

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During the RBA payments system reform process he was a representative on the ATM Industry Steering Group and EFTPOS Steering Group. He is the founder of the Australian ATM and Branch Automation Market Study and chairs the ATM Round Table. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW.

Catherine Batch

Catherine Batch

Associate, Brisbane

catherine.batch@paymentsconsulting.com

Catherine has over 20 years' experience in strategic marketing, public relations and communications. Her experience has been gained working in London, Sydney and Brisbane in senior management and consulting roles. Catherine has extensive experience in the development and practical implementation of strategy.

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She has previously held positions on various banking industry committees including BPAY Marketing Committee, VISA Marketing Committee, and APCA Chip and PIN Committee. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Business and Masters of Science (IT).

Rod Tasker

Rod Tasker

Associate, Melbourne

rod.tasker@paymentsconsulting.com

Rod consults in strategic management and innovative solution delivery in the banking and finance industry. He has experience in Australia and internationally and is an expert in payment services, e-commerce and transaction banking.

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Rod has a track record in defining, designing and driving profitable business change and product innovation based on an in-depth appreciation of both business and technology. Rod has a BSc (Computer Science), BA (Maths and Philosophy), Grad Dip Business (Bank and Finance) and AICD Directors accreditation.

Duane Smith

Duane Smith

Associate, Brisbane

duane.smith@paymentsconsulting.com

For more than 20 years Duane has a proven track record as a project manager across diverse industries and commercial activities. More recently Duane has set-up and run PSP/payment facilitator companies at CEO level.

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Example projects include: business improvement and best practice, payments product design, new company start-ups, business development, organisational design and change, feasibility studies, PCI DSS level 1 compliance, BPO customer support, software development and commercialisation, venture capital raising, and initiation and execution of joint venture partnerships. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University. Duane has completed project management training courses in Melbourne and London with Shell.

Faisal Omar

Faisal Omar

Associate, Sydney

faisal.omar@paymentsconsulting.com

Faisal has over 15 years' of experience in product marketing, pre-sales, new business development and operations across ICT, telecommunications, e-commerce, mobile payments and mobile financial services sectors. With his consultative skills, Faisal has helped setup pioneering e-commerce startups during his career in the UK, Africa and the Middle East.

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He has demonstrated the ability to deliver accelerated market growth, significant cost reductions and enhanced customer loyalty on the projects he has worked on. Faisal holds a Master of Business Administration from Middlesex University, London.

Reed Li

Reed Li

Associate, Sydney

reed.li@paymentsconsulting.com

Reed has worked for eight years as an advisor and consultant in the financial services sector throughout the Australasian region. Reed has worked with retail and commercial issuing and acquiring banks, payment processors, telecommunications, alternative payment providers and government institutions on growth strategy, product strategy, sizing and credit risk benchmarking.

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Reed has previously worked for Deloitte Private in both an audit and transaction advisory capability. Here he gained experience in the health, manufacturing, distribution and auto industries. He has also worked for Macquarie Capital Advisors as an analyst in the Property Investment Banking team. Reed is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW with majors in Finance and Accounting.

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