AusPayNet Appoints John Brogden as Independent Chair


09 December 2021 

AusPayNet Appoints John Brogden as Independent Chair

Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet), the payments industry self-regulatory body, today announces the appointment of Mr John Brogden AM as the company’s new independent chair effective 1 January 2022.

Mr Brogden is an experienced Chairman, Non-Executive Director, Executive and former Member of Parliament with more than 30 years’ experience in the public sector, financial services, professional associations, and not-for-profit organisations.

In 2002, he was elected Leader of the Opposition in NSW, the youngest person ever to hold the role. After retiring from politics in 2005, Mr Brogden’s executive roles have included being CEO of Manchester Unity, the Financial Services Council, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Landcom (a role he will step down from in April 2022). As a Chair, Mr Brogden has chaired Abacus Australian Mutuals (now COBA), Lifeline, and Landcom (prior to being appointed CEO).

Throughout his career, Mr Brogden has been a significant contributor across many not-for-profit organisations, most notably to Lifeline Australia as Chairman and more recently as President of Lifeline International. He retired from the Lifeline Australia Board in November 2021 and is now its Patron.

In January 2014, Mr Brogden was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community through representational roles with social welfare organisations, particularly Lifeline, to the business and financial sectors and to the Parliament of New South Wales.

Mr Brogden has been appointed to a three-year term and will chair his first meeting of the AusPayNet Board on 24 February 2022.

AusPayNet CEO, Andy White, said that AusPayNet was delighted to appoint someone of Mr Brogden’s calibre and skills as its Independent Chair.

“With his experience as a Chair, and knowledge of financial services, industry bodies, government, and corporate governance, John will be a significant addition to our Board and our company,” Mr White said. “Especially at a time when we are leading the modernisation of Australia’s payment system, setting standards that apply across the payments industry, and providing strategic insights to Government and payments regulators,” he added.

Mr Brogden said that he was excited about his new role.

“Payments are evolving rapidly, and AusPayNet with them,” he said. “I look forward to working with AusPayNet’s Management team, my fellow directors, and AusPayNet’s Members and stakeholders.”