Leadership Team

Gerd Schenkel

Introduction

Gerd is the founder of UBank, (for National Australia Bank), Telstra Digital and Belong (for Telstra) and the chairman of Credit Clear, a digital bill collections business. He was also the CEO of Tyro Payments, one of Australia’s largest ‘fintechs’.

He recently served on the Australian Federal Government’s taskforce on the digitisation of small and medium enterprises, and he was an expert member of the innovation advisory council to the Minister of Human Services.

Gerd’s consulting experience includes engagements in Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia and the USA in industries such as financial services (banking, wealth management, broking), utilities, retail, media, healthcare, telco, government, airlines, mining and manufacturing.

Career snapshot

In his role as Digital Practice Leader, Gerd has recently led engagements in:

  • Digital transformation
  • Innovation/ ideation
  • Execution support
  • New product/new business creation
  • Sales and service channel design and optimisation
  • Data monetisation
  • Digital capability assessment and organisation and culture transformation including 'Agile' work models

Education

Gerd has a Masters' degree in Engineering (Robotics) and an MBA from the Columbia Business School in New York. He was a visiting scholar at Northwestern University in Evanston/ Chicago and at the University of Sydney where he co-authored several scientific papers in the field of robotics.

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