The Team – Passionate and committed to the blockchain sector.
Blockchain Australia is the industry body that represents Australian businesses and business professionals participating in the digital economy through blockchain technology.
Our origins can be traced back to 2014. In the establishment of the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association (ADCCA). ADCCA was formed as the country’s leading council and representation of and for digital currency businesses and key industry participants.
The organisation mandate was to “act as the essential connection between merchants, industry, government, regulators, financial institutions and influential policy forums which give direction to the emerging industry at home and abroad”
The origins of Blockchain Australia can be traced back to 2013. The organisation was formed with a mandate to act as “the leading community association dedicated to the education, policy development and promotion of Blockchain and Digital Currency in Australia”
ADCCA and Blockchain Australia merged in 2019.
Michael, a partner at Piper Alderman, leads Piper Alderman’s Blockchain Group, which was a finalist for Blockchain Advisor of the Year in 2019. Michael also is part of Piper Alderman’s Fintech Group and is a Key Contributor to the Blockchain National Roadmap RegTech Working Group.
Get Paid in Bitcoin
Adam’s primary focus over the years has been adoptive use of blockchain technology by all sectors of the Australian economy and he continues this work with Get Paid In Bitcoin, a payroll provider offering bitcoin in wages to all Australians.
John has a broad range of corporate commercial, financial services, funds management and banking and finance experience with a particular emphasis on financial services and funds management.
Prior to joining Coinbase, John led the expansion of Alibaba Group and Ant Group in Australia and New Zealand as well as overseeing the WorldFirst cross border payments business. John previously spent 11 years in China building businesses in the food delivery space following on from a career in investment banking with Goldman Sachs in London, New York and Beijing.
Katrina is the CEO and Co-Founder of Civic Ledger, a purposeful technology company established to serve Global Public Sector Markets by tokenising real-world assets to account for shared public resources and nature-based assets that can be traded and exchanged directly in real-time on a single, secure digital platform. Prior to Civic Ledger, she was a career bureaucrat spanning two decades in both state and local governments. She is a returning Director with the Blockchain Australia Board, founded the Women in Blockchain Australia chapter, is a Blockchain Australia Fellow and a recognised Female FinTech leader in Australia.
Head of Operations
As the Head of Operations, Amy-Rose successfully supports the implementation of strategic processes and growth-focused objectives, while providing overarching administrative assistance to streamline operations.
Gordon is the Co-founder and current MD of Iress Blockchain. A private permissioned blockchain connecting participants in wealth management to solve data sovereignty and compliance issues, including Advice Fee Consent and Design and Distribution Obligations. Gordon has many years experience in working with Industry bodies to drive government policy.
Membership Engagement Coordinator
As the Membership Engagement Coordinator, Kristie Dutt is responsible for advocating, elevating, and connecting our membership base while fostering engagement and providing support.