TrueLayer boosts Australian presence with two hires

Ellie Duncan
21 Jul 2021

Open Banking platform TrueLayer has established a dedicated product and engineering team in Australia with the appointment of Tilen Chetty and Dan Gaskin.

Chetty is set to join the company in Sydney as product lead and Melbourne-based Gaskin has been hired as lead engineer, with both responsible for leading the Australian product and technical capabilities, working closely with country head Brenton Charnley, who joined in Sydney in October 2020.

The new hires will join TrueLayer’s global technical team which is led by chief product officer Ossama Soliman, who joined the company from Amazon late last year, and vice president of engineering Ben Foster, who started in February having previously worked at

“It’s an incredible opportunity to join the TrueLayer team in Australia at a time when the CDR rollout is accelerating and there is so much opportunity for innovation to benefit the consumer,” said Chetty, who has previously held strategic product roles at Deloitte Australia, Westpac, Macquarie Bank and Cover Genius.

Gaskin, who worked with Foster at, recently helped several of Australia’s largest banks to implement cloud native microservice strategies to serve open data.

He added: “Having implemented the Consumer Data Standards on the data holder side of the CDR, I’m excited to have the additional opportunity to work on the data recipient side.”

TrueLayer is in the final stages of full accreditation as an Accredited Data Recipient (ADR) from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and confirmed it will shortly launch its global Open Banking platform in the local market.

Charnley said: “The combination of our local presence and capabilities, supercharged by TrueLayer’s international network, supports our competitive edge in the Australian market, helping our local and global clients go to market with Open Banking and open up Australian finance.”

Earlier this year, TrueLayer raised $70 million in a Series D funding round led by new investor Addition and, in June, TrueLayer launched a verification API to accelerate the onboarding process.