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Data Republic appoints Andrew Rothwell as Chief Operating Officer

Friday Apr 28, 2017


Today we’re excited to announce the appointment of Andrew Rothwell to Chief Operating Officer of Data Republic. Andrew, Co-Founder and former Director of Sales at Tyro - one of Australia’s most successful FinTech firms, will be joining our team in May. Read the full press release below or download here   Check out our coverage in the AFR

Andrew Rothwell joins Data Republic as Chief Operating Officer

Data Republic is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Rothwell as Chief Operating Officer effective May 23rd. Andrew Rothwell, who co-founded Tyro Payments in 2003, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Data Republic with over 14 years’ at the leadership helm of Australia’s largest and most successful FinTech startup. Paul McCarney, Co-Founder and CEO of Data Republic, welcomed Mr Rothwell’s appointment:

“Andrew is an incredibly experienced and hands-on technology executive, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him as our Chief Operating Officer. The Data Republic ecosystem is growing fast and as we prepare to scale, Andrew’s proven experience navigating tech innovation and growth in highly regulated environments will be invaluable. As our Chief Operating Officer, Andrew will take a lead role managing platform traction and customer success as well as streamlining operational procedures. We’ve been looking for someone like Andrew for a while. There’s no doubt that he’s a brilliant operator but it was his passion for Australian tech and for the productivity potential of data that really excited me about bringing him on board.”

Speaking of the appointment, Mr Rothwell said:

“What Paul, Danny and the team at Data Republic are doing is truly game-changing. Data is the currency of the 21st century and the technology and opportunities they’re creating are truly industry warping, I’m looking forward to being part of that. Having spent many wonderful years with the team at Tyro, I’m ready to take up a new challenge with the team at Data Republic, to build and scale this Aussie startup which has such a game-changing mission to change the way the world exchanges data.”

Joining the team late May 2017, Andrew’s priorities as COO will be to:

  • Lead efforts around ecosystem traction and customer success
  • Consolidate operational procedures for scale
  • Further integrate customer facing and engineering teams

Data Republic builds technology which solves the complex legal barriers to data exchange, making it simpler and more secure for organizations to exchange data for insights. Their central governance platform and marketplace helps organisations discover, request and effectively govern data exchange projects. For more information or to arrange an interview with Andrew Rothwell, Chief Operating Officer, Data Republic, please contact:  

Lauren Stutchbury Cannings Corporate Communications 02 8284 9992 / 0423 941 656lstutchbury@cannings.net.au

   ABOUT DATA REPUBLIC Data Republic is a data exchange technology platform and marketplace where organisations can list, exchange and collaborate on data projects in a secure environment. Exchanges are conducted on The Open Data Marketplace, a central governance platform and secure marketplace for Data Republic’s Contributors and users to discover, request and effectively govern data exchange projects with authorised parties. No customer personal information (PII) is available on the platform and all exchanges are strictly governed on legal and ethical bases and subject to Data Republic’s Legal Participation Agreement. Find out more about Data Republic here: https://www.datarepublic.com


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