Board of Directors
Gregor John Barclay
Chairman and Independent Director – LLB, Dip. Bus
Greg joined the board of Smartpay in 2010 and was appointed Chairman in 2016. He is an experienced company director having held various directorships and advisory roles across a number of New Zealand and off-shore entities. Currently he is also chairman of the Pacific Forest Products group (an international log export and marketing company), Franchised Businesses Limited (by number the largest franchise company in New Zealand) and Boffa Miskell Limited. He is an approved Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors.
Having graduated from Canterbury University in 1985 Greg practises as a commercial lawyer. He was a founder partner of Claymore Partners in 1997 and still continues to act as a consultant to the firm at present. His practice area includes mergers/acquisitions, project commercialisation, new ventures and structured financing.
Greg has also had an extensive involvement in the business of sport as an advisor to sports entities and as an owner of a national sports event and management company. He is currently the chairman of New Zealand Cricket, a member of the board of the International Cricket Council and was a board member of Cricket World Cup 2015 Limited.
In addition to being on the Board, Greg serves on the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee.
Matthew George Turnbull
Independent Director – BCom, CA
Matt joined the Board of Smartpay in April 2013, he is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He commenced his career with PWC (then Price Waterhouse) and has over 20 years experience providing accounting and corporate advisory services. Matt has a detailed understanding of Smartpay, having assisted the company in the 2012 recapitalisation and restructure, and the acquisition of Viaduct Limited.
Matt resides in Auckland, New Zealand.
In addition to being on the Board, Matt serves on the Board’s Remuneration and Nominations Committee and is the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee
Bradley Gavin Gerdis
Managing Director B.Bus (Hons), MCom
Bradley joined Smartpay in December 2011 bringing to the company expertise and experience in managing high growth payments businesses. He joined the Smartpay Board in July 2012.
Prior to joining Smartpay, Bradley was a founding executive of Customers Ltd, an ASX listed ATM and payments company which grew from start-up to become Australia’s largest ATM operator during his time with the business. Bradley also played a leading role as a founding director in the development of Strategic Payments Services Pty Ltd, a payments processing business in joint venture with Customers Limited, Bendigo Bank Ltd and MasterCard International. Bradley’s experience includes direct investment roles with ANZPrivate Equity and Gresham Private Equity.
He has held executive and non-executive director positions in both publicly listed and private companies. Bradley ordinarily resides in Sydney, Australia.
Martyn Richard Pomeroy
Marty joined Smartpay in January 2013 post the acquisition of Viaduct Limited. Marty joined the Smartpay Board in April 2014.
Prior to joining Smartpay Marty was one of the two founding Directors of Viaduct Limited. Marty was instrumental in the development and success of the Viaduct business from a startup in 2001, through a period of growth to it becoming the third largest provider of EFTPOS terminals in New Zealand with an annual turnover of $7 million and employing 36 staff. Prior to Viaduct Marty held managerial roles in sales and service with EFTPOS New Zealand. He brings over 13 years of experience in the NZ Payments industry to the Board.
Marty has a detailed understanding of the operational, sales and commercial elements of the Smartpay business and is also involved in the strategy and build of the opportunity in Australia.
Marty resides in Auckland, New Zealand.
Carlos Gil is the founder and current CEO of ASX listed Microequities Asset Management, Smartpay’s largest shareholder. He has extensive experience in stockbroking, funds management, and investment research gained over a career spanning more than 20 years. He has held various senior management positions in Europe, including roles as Head of International Securities at BM Securities, and at Banesto Bank (Santander Group).
Carlos holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment Analysis from the Australian Securities Institute and a Master in Applied Finance and Investment Analysis from the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
In addition to being on the Board, Carlos serves on the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee
Carlos resides in Sydney, Australia.
Bill Pulver was Chief Executive Officer of Australian Rugby Union (ARU) from February 2013 until January 2018. Prior to joining Australian Rugby, Mr Pulver was CEO of Appen Pty Ltd a Linguistic Technology Solutions company and is currently a non-executive director of Appen.
From 2008 to 2010 he was Chairman of Repucom International, a global leader in sports marketing research.
Mr Pulver spent eight years as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York based, NASDAQ‐listed internet media research company NetRatings Inc .
Mr Pulver spent 17 years at global marketing research company ACNielsen, in roles that included Managing Director in Australia, Group Chief Executive for Japan and Korea based in Tokyo; and President of ACNielsen eRatings.com, an internet audience measurement company based in London.
Mr Pulver holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in marketing from the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
In addition to being on the Board, Bill serves on the Board’s Remuneration and Nominations Committee
Bill resides in Sydney, Australia.