Wisr appoints new Non-Executive Director, Cathryn Lyall, to the Board

Wisr Limited (ASX: WZR) (ACN 004 661 205) (“Wisr”, or the “Company”) is delighted  to announce the appointment of Cathryn Lyall to the position of Non-Executive Director, effective 01 January 2022. 

The move follows the Wisr Board’s previously advised commitment to growing with appropriate talent as the  Company grows in scale and complexity, with the appointment of Mr Matthew Brown as a Non-Executive Director  in September 2021, adding further depth to Wisr’s governance capability.  

Cathryn’s appointment will bring her immense financial services and fintech industry knowledge, providing the right  level of experience to make the Company robust and well prepared for the next period of growth in 2022. Partner  at Seed Space Venture Capital, Co-Founder of not-for-profit Seed Money Australia and London-based SEIS and EIS  funds company, Seismic Foundry, Cathryn’s extensive 34-year career in the Australian and British Financial Services  sectors includes roles at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Nasdaq and the London Stock Exchange. Most notably,  Non-Executive Director Deutsche Bank UK Bank, sitting on the Bank’s Board Risk Committee (BRC), the Listed  Derivatives Risk and Compliance Committee (LDRCC), and the Nomination Committee as Chair. 

The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including Finalist Qantas Australian Woman of the Year in the UK,  Cathryn is also an Independent Non-Executive Director FinTech Australia, Lead Independent Non-Executive Director  Hutly, Non-Executive Director Boulevard Global, Non-Executive Director The Index Mortgage Company, Non Executive Director the Australian National University Foundation UK and Advisory Board Member of Financy.  

Wisr Chairman, Mr John Nantes, said, “On behalf of the Wisr Board, I would like to welcome Cathryn to Wisr. Her  depth of experience, strategic advisory, leadership and business acumen across finance, banking, government  and fintech will be invaluable as we grow Wisr into a profitable company of significant scale and impact in the  Australian consumer finance market in 2022. Cathryn’s appointment is an exciting opportunity for the business,  stakeholders and customers as we build on the success of 2021.”

Cathryn said of her appointment, “I’m delighted to be joining one of Australia’s most innovative and exciting  fintech companies. Chief Executive Officer Anthony Nantes and the talented, high-performing Wisr Executive  Leadership Team have delivered exceptional innovation, strong execution, and impressive behaviour-driven

culture. It’s an exciting time to be part of the next phase of the Wisr journey, as the company’s purpose-driven  model brings about real change to the way Australians access fairer credit and improve financial well-being. I’m  looking forward to supporting Wisr’s growth and path-to-profitability in 2022 and beyond.”

Cathryn holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University and a Master of Arts in English Literature  from the University of New South Wales. 

Wisr Limited ACN 004 661 205 

55 Harrington Street, The Rocks NSW 2000 


This announcement has been approved in accordance with the Company’s Continuous Disclosure Policy and authorised for release  by the Board of Directors. 

For further investor enquiries, please contact: 

Vanessa Chidrawi 

Company Secretary 

E: investor@wisr.com.au  


About Wisr Limited  

Wisr (ASX: WZR) is Australia’s first neo-lender with a commitment to the financial wellness of all Australians through providing a  smarter, fairer and wiser collection of financial products and services. Wisr provides a unique Financial Wellness Platform  underpinned by consumer finance products, the Wisr App to help Australians pay down debt, multiple credit score comparison  service, combined with content and other products that use technology to provide better outcomes for borrowers, investors and  everyday Australians. 

For more information, visit www.wisr.com.au

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