Who is Paypa Plane

Paypa Plane drives commercial, operational and competitive payment strategies for commercial, business or institutional banks.

Move beyond deposits
Creating enduring relationships

We position banks to become the prime financial services partner for their clients. By enabling banks to move beyond deposits and into the heart of what business banking customers need to thrive in an ever-changing payments landscape, we empower business banks to create enduring relationships with their clients.

50 dedicated professionals
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Brisbane and New York City

We are a dynamic team of 50 professionals who fuel the engine of innovation in payment technology. Our staff members are the driving force behind our success, combining their expertise in finance and technology to revolutionize how banks and businesses process their payments.

With a global focus, our team operates across two vibrant offices in Brisbane, Australia and New York City, United States.

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The Leadership Team

CEO Simone Joyce

Simone Joyce

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
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Simone is the Global CEO and Co-Founder of Paypa Plane. She is also the Chair of FinTech Australia and sits on multiple advisory boards for Australian regulatory bodies and advisory committees.

Simone is particularly interested in the impact of real-time account-to-account payments and their implications for the broad spectrum of users in the ecosystem - banks, businesses and consumer alike.

With her in depth Payments knowledge Simone is frequently called upon to comment on policy/regulatory developments and the state of both the fintech and the payment industries.

Simone is passionate about the banking industry in the same way a good chef is about quality ingredients. If she could find free range, humanely sourced batch files she most definitely would.

CRO Jonathan Grant

Jonathan Grant

Chief Revenue Officer, Co-Founder
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Jono drives revenue strategy at Paypa Plane. He understands the importance of customer success and retention and is focused on building strong relationships with existing customers and ensuring their ongoing satisfaction and loyalty.

Jonathan co-founded Paypa Plane with Simone after finding early success driving race cars before transitioning even more successfully into the luxury car market.

CTO Grant Benvenuti

Grant Benvenuti

Chief Technology Officer
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Grant has worked in payments for over a decade and leads Paypa Plane’s technical team and technical strategy. With a passion for all things banking technology, clients can be sure that our tech is a step ahead thanks to Grant’s commitment to innovation.

If you are a recruiter, please direct your emails to [email protected].

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Alice Tagney

Chief Financial Officer
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Alice has a proven track record of driving financial performance and growth across diverse industries and markets. Alice is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company, from budgeting and forecasting to risk management and investor relations.

Often while listening to Harry Styles, Alice is focused on executing Paypa Plane’s financial strategy and ensuring all operations are conducted to the highest standards of integrity and accountability.

The Executive Board

CEO Simone Joyce

John Weber

Board Chair

John boasts a long history of providing strategic advice to both private sector and government at the highest levels. Skilled in enterprise risk management, government, complex dispute management and resolution, and governance.

John is also Chairman of Airservices Australia and holds multiple board seats.

CEO Simone Joyce

Ethan Teas


Ethan is the EGM of Payments for CBA - Australia’s largest bank. Ethan brings decades-long experience in the payment industry across the US, AU and globally.

Ethan is also a board member for SWIFT.

CEO Simone Joyce

Bianca Bates


Bianca is the Chief Client Officer and Deputy CCEO of Cuscal Limited. Bianca is a proven multi-discipline leader with 25 years experience in local and global fintech, financial and professional service firms.

CEO Simone Joyce

Jon Davey


Jon is the Managing Director of Tyro Payments - an ASX listed FI specializing in Small Business Banking and Payments. Prior to joining Tyro Jon was accountable for Digital Innovation and Customer Experience at National Australia Bank.

He is the founder of National Australia Bank’s Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital teams.

CEO Simone Joyce

Joseph Sponholz


Growing up in New York City and graduating from Fordham Law, Joe is now a partner in the Sydney office of L.E.K. Consulting, Joe specializes in developing and executing sustainable solutions to complex, high-stakes problems.

Joe is also Chairman of Global Private Capital and Backing Queensland Investment Fund Investment Committees

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Advanced payment experiences
Eliminate manual intervention
Bridging payment methods

Smart Payment Agreements™ automatically engage the appropriate method of payment in response to the payer’s preferences. This allows banks to offer a single API or dashboard experience for their business and enterprise clients – reducing their workload and eliminating manual intervention. This means ‘bridges’ between ACH, RTP, FedNow, cards and any other type of payment are managed within the Smart Payment Agreement™.

Rapid deployment
Increase stickiness

Paypa Plane helps banks to realize their payment-focused commercial, competitive and strategic goals with rapid deployment times. Increase the value of their relationships with commercial, business and enterprise clients and offer digital-first market-leading products directly on top of their existing payment infrastructure.

Competitive advantage

Paypa Plane enables institutional banks to be highly competitive in a rapidly evolving payment landscape.

The teams behind our team

Our Corporate Shareholders

We work with a range of globally renowned shareholders to continue the growth, innovation and overall success of Paypa Plane.