BTC hires former payments experts to advisory board

Garry Duursma
BTC Markets Pty Ltd - Advisory Board Member
Date: 16 November 2021
Position: Advisory Board Member
By Elizabeth Fry

BTC Markets, the digital assets exchange, added two members to its advisory board to help navigate regulatory change following the release of Canberra's recent report on the cryptocurrency market.

Garry Duursma and David Raper join the digital asset exchange from senior roles at the ASX and Tyro Payments.

Commenting on the appointments, Caroline Bowler, head of BTC said the exchange has worked closely with regulators to support the local cryptocurrency industry.

"The appointment of both these experienced gentlemen will only help us further in our mission to provide a better environment for crypto investors and businesses alike," she said.

"Following the release of Senator Bragg's report supporting monumental regulatory change to the Australian crypto space, David and Garry will play a vital role in guiding BTC Markets through the implementation phase."

Duursma brings experience in payments innovation to the exchange. He was previously vice president of sales and marketing at Tyro Payments and head of market development and payments innovation at Mastercard, Australia, and New Zealand.

He has also formerly held roles at Xinja, as well as WooliesX, Ingogo, and Spotpass.

Rapper has spent the past 15 years as executive general manager - trading services, data, and technology at the ASX. He will be helping BTC Markets build innovative financial infrastructure.

Previously, he held positions at J.P. Morgan, SFE Corporation, and has advised on several boards including Yieldbroker, ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Ltd, and Mycelium.

"Both David and Garry bring significant experience in delivering innovative strategies across sectors, managing risk, and navigating regulatory change which will be key to our success during a historic period in the Australian cryptocurrency space," Bowler added.