Meet our Executives, Advisers and Partners

Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Sharpe  

Wayne is a proven entrepreneurial leader with 30 years’ experience running and scaling technology exchange businesses.

Wayne is the founder of Bartercard. Wayne ran the company for 21 years which he grew to a global leader in the barter industry operating from over 120 offices with some 3,000 personnel and completing over $40 billion in trade.

In 2007, Wayne sold his Bartercard interests and focused on the development of Global Environmental Markets (GEM) and Carbon Trade Exchange where he has invested over $10 million into the development of GEM and its platform technology.


Head of Business Development

James Campbell

8+ years experience in sales, business development, financial markets and technology.

James worked as a dealer’s assistant at a boutique stockbroking firm, before running the sales and business development team at Australia’s largest private investment platform for just under 5 years. 

In 2017, James moved to the UK to establish and grow the regional office for an Australian/New Zealand based SaaS company and then worked directly for the Founder and CEO of an AI-driven child safeguarding application.

James has a Bachelor of Economics (Property) and a Master of Business in Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney

Chief Operating Officer

Lee Barton

Lee has 22 years’ experience in managing exchanges and exchange technology development. Previous Director and Executive Manager for Bartercard International for 18 years, Lee currently manages all technology and operations for Global Environmental Markets (GEM), Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) and International Crypto Exchange (ICE).

An extremely efficient person capable of implementing and driving a wide range of business-critical initiatives and programmes. Lee oversees the delivery of all new development projects and enhancements to existing IP and ensures projects are scoped, built and delivered on time.

Chief Technology Officer (TBA)

Interim Dialog Project Manager

35+ years of experience in the delivery of consulting, application development & support services to numerous Australian government and corporate clients.

With significant growth in the dynamic IT sector, Dialog now has annual revenue of more than $181 million and is Australia’s largest privately owned information technology organisation.

Dialog have been the core technology partner of Global Exchange Markets Limited for over 10+ years

Offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide and Hong Kong.

Established in 1979, Dialog employs over 1,200 information technology specialists.

Dialog supports a ‘can do’ approach that encourages local decision-making by appropriate team members.


Strategic Advisor

David Bradley-Ward

is the founder and entrepreneur of platform and its Blockchain secondary market debt exchange

David is also Director of the European Association of Peer to Peer Lenders (EAPPL) and is FCA Approved.

Qualified by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments in Corporate Finance, Financial Regulation and Securities

Block-chain & Investment Strategy Advisor

Simon Wajcenberg

In 2017, Simon launched North Block Capital an investment bank for the digital token capital markets that delivers advisory, capital markets, and asset management services.Simon is also a founding member of Blockchain Fund Global Alliance (BFGA).

Previously founded and built numerous successful businesses including 1998, in 1999, then TMN Plc; One of the first online direct marketing companies, AIM listed in 2000 with capitalisation over £100M.

In 2010 Simon founded StrikeAd, then in 2013 Simon launched ‘K1T Capital’ a systematic quant-based hedge fund asset management company before transitioning to North Block


Corporate & Enterprise Governance Advisor

Stephen Van der Mye

has an extensive background as an Executive & Non executive Director in multiple sectors such as banking and financial services; biotech, infrastructure and utility services; retail and wholesale services including Chairman Management Consultancy International Pty Ltd (2014+), Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee (2015+) Director Online Education Services Pty Ltd and Representative in Australia for the Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited.

Also Adjunct Professor of Business Law.