Wayne Sharpe


Wayne is a pioneer in the digital age, utilising the internet’s global reach to link people with products through electronic exchange platforms. Before the creation of eBay, Alibaba, Airbnb or Freelancer.com Wayne designed and built a global business based on the premise that the internet can unlock unrealised economic value and create new markets.

He founded the listed company Bartercard Ltd (ASX:PBS) now the world’s largest non-cash marketplace where members exchange goods and services on credit not cash via a unique alternative ‘currency’. Bartercard has operated for over 23 years and in 20 countries and has completed over US$40 billion in transactions. Bartercard’s fully electronic online auction platform predated eBay by 3 years, and its online wholesale/retail shopping mall predated Alibaba by 4 years.

After selling Bartercard’s flagship operation in Australia in 2007 ($25.5 million), Wayne attended the UN climate change conference in Bali, and shifted his technological and entrepreneurial skills to the global challenge of climate change. For the past 15 years Wayne has devoted himself to bridging the nexus between financial markets and the environment, creating marketplaces and platforms that make it simple, secure and transparent for finance to achieve environmental outcomes.

Andrew Tew

Sustainability Sales Manager

Andrew has 10 years’ experience working in the environmental and sustainability sectors.

He brings significant project management and delivery experience, working at board level in sectors including aviation, automotive, manufacturing and apparel. He possesses a BA Environmental Management from the University of Manchester.

Josh Brown


Josh has diverse experience in the environmental sector, including consulting for BIX Capital, a pioneering social impact fund, and project management for Cultivating Community.

He has an M.Sc Environmental Technology from Imperial College and a BA Management from the University of Leeds.

Lee Barton

Head of Operations for GEM

Lee has spent the last 20 years managing Exchanges and Exchange Technology.

She was previously a Director and Executive Manager for Bartercard International and has over 18 years’ experience managing multiple Exchanges and exchange technology development.

An extremely efficient person capable of implementing and driving a wide range of business critical initiatives and programmes.

She also managed the project to take Bartercard public in its currently ASX listed vehicle BPS Technology Systems Ltd.