We’re thrilled to welcome Duncan Currie, our new Australian and New Zealand country manager, to the team. Duncan will help us pursue our plans to establish an Asia-Pacific headquarters in Melbourne. He is an industry veteran with almost two decades of payments experience. He served as a longtime consultant and advisor to local fintechs, alongside stints at ANZ, Visa, and Tuxedo Money.
We initially started processing transactions in Australia in February 2020, helping our customer Klarna launch locally. While Duncan’s assignment is our first in the region, we do have immediate plans to bring on local roles in production support, program management, marketing, and sales. Duncan and his team will help global and local innovators deliver world-class card products to their customers in this part of the world.
“Duncan has deep expertise in payments and knows how modern payment cards can be game-changers for businesses. We’re excited for him to join our team and continue to grow our footprint regionally,” said Jason Gardner, our founder and CEO.
“Australia and New Zealand are important markets for Marqeta. These are important strategic geographies for our existing customer base globally, where we also see a lot of room for Marqeta’s technology to have a real impact.”
Duncan began his career at ANZ, where he spent almost 10 years, mostly in management roles overseeing the growth of the company’s card products. He was a director at Visa helping grow the network’s prepaid card business in Australia, and held management roles at Tuxedo Money. Since 2016, he has been the founder and CEO of Stage3, a consulting agency helping fintechs innovate, execute, and expand in the Australian market whose clients include NAB, Crypto.com, and Pelikin.
We can’t wait to see the impact Duncan has in Australia and New Zealand, and we welcome him to our team.