AGM – Member Update

Annual General Meeting – Member Update


1st December 2020


Dear Blockchain Australia Member,


On the 30th November 2020 Blockchain Australia conducted its Annual General Meeting. Highlights of the Annual General include the following updates –


New Board of Directors Announced


The conduct of this meeting included the announcement of new Board Members who will serve our organisation. We are very pleased to announce that the Board which will lead Blockchain Australia in 2021 is:


Continuing Director Appointments


Steve Vallas – Chief Executive Officer

Adam Poulton – Fellows representative

John Bassilios – Corporate and Advisory representative

Karen Cohen – Professional member representative

Anya Nova – Scale up representative

Adrian Prezlonzy – Exchange representative


New Director Appointments


Caroline Bowler – Exchange representative

Michael Bacina – Corporate and Advisory representative

Adriana Belotti – Fellows representative

Austin Lewinsmith –  Scale up representative

Jason Lee – Professional member representative


Nick Giurietto – Distinguished Fellow Appointment


The Board would in particular like to recognise the work of Nick Giurietto who completed his term as Chief Executive Officer on 30 June 2020. Nick worked tirelessly for many years to advance the awareness and status of the Blockchain sector.  Engaging with government, industry and the education sector to strengthen ties and create opportunities for those that follow for many years to come.  In recognition of his work Nick was appointed a Distinguished Fellow of Blockchain Australia. We wish him well in all of his future endeavours.


Retiring Board Members


The incoming Board wishes to acknowledge the contributions of the retiring Board members all of whom have been made Fellows of Blockchain Australia in recognition of their service to the blockchain community in Australia.  A heartfelt thank you to Leigh Travers, David Jackson, Grand Colthup, Michael Go, Paul Poumenidis and Rob Allen.


Minutes of Meeting


Minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be distributed to members of Blockchain Australia shortly.


We look forward to an exciting year in 2021 in which we will continue to grow Blockchain Australia and, more importantly, advance the adoption of blockchain technology.


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