About us

CEO STATEMENT

Mobilising change, one block at a time.

“At CloudTech Group, we understand how to unlock the immense potential of emerging technologies. Just as economies of scale revolutionised value, decentralisation is poised to be the next big transformation. We’re here to make this transition simple and beneficial. Additionally, we understand the crucial role of technology in shaping the future.

That’s why we’re committed to nurturing the next generation of innovators and leaders. Through our initiatives, we provide resources and opportunities for emerging talent to thrive. Above all, we firmly believe that integrating technology with integrity leads to a better future for everyone.” 

WENTAO HE, cHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
kevin he

chief executive officier

Robert is the scientist-turned-banker-turned-innovator behind Ubiquity.

With a Masters and PhD in the origins of matter post-Big Bang, Rob’s analytical prowess led him from the particle accelerator to the trading floor.

Over two decades in finance, he's navigated diverse landscapes with unwavering commitment and unparalleled expertise. Along the way, he’s cultivated an international reputation for trustworthiness, and a dedication to delivering excellence in every endeavour.

Robert most recently ran the stablecoin desk at National Australia Bank where he was responsible for the first bank issue stablecoin to settle cross border transactions.

kevin he

chief executive officier

Robert is the scientist-turned-banker-turned-innovator behind Ubiquity.

With a Masters and PhD in the origins of matter post-Big Bang, Rob’s analytical prowess led him from the particle accelerator to the trading floor.

Over two decades in finance, he's navigated diverse landscapes with unwavering commitment and unparalleled expertise. Along the way, he’s cultivated an international reputation for trustworthiness, and a dedication to delivering excellence in every endeavour.

Robert most recently ran the stablecoin desk at National Australia Bank where he was responsible for the first bank issue stablecoin to settle cross border transactions.

kevin he

chief executive officier

Robert is the scientist-turned-banker-turned-innovator behind Ubiquity.

With a Masters and PhD in the origins of matter post-Big Bang, Rob’s analytical prowess led him from the particle accelerator to the trading floor.

Over two decades in finance, he's navigated diverse landscapes with unwavering commitment and unparalleled expertise. Along the way, he’s cultivated an international reputation for trustworthiness, and a dedication to delivering excellence in every endeavour.

Robert most recently ran the stablecoin desk at National Australia Bank where he was responsible for the first bank issue stablecoin to settle cross border transactions.

kevin he

chief executive officier

Robert is the scientist-turned-banker-turned-innovator behind Ubiquity.

With a Masters and PhD in the origins of matter post-Big Bang, Rob’s analytical prowess led him from the particle accelerator to the trading floor.

Over two decades in finance, he's navigated diverse landscapes with unwavering commitment and unparalleled expertise. Along the way, he’s cultivated an international reputation for trustworthiness, and a dedication to delivering excellence in every endeavour.

Robert most recently ran the stablecoin desk at National Australia Bank where he was responsible for the first bank issue stablecoin to settle cross border transactions.

kevin he

chief executive officier

Robert is the scientist-turned-banker-turned-innovator behind Ubiquity.

With a Masters and PhD in the origins of matter post-Big Bang, Rob’s analytical prowess led him from the particle accelerator to the trading floor.

Over two decades in finance, he's navigated diverse landscapes with unwavering commitment and unparalleled expertise. Along the way, he’s cultivated an international reputation for trustworthiness, and a dedication to delivering excellence in every endeavour.

Robert most recently ran the stablecoin desk at National Australia Bank where he was responsible for the first bank issue stablecoin to settle cross border transactions.

kevin he

chief executive officier

Robert is the scientist-turned-banker-turned-innovator behind Ubiquity.

With a Masters and PhD in the origins of matter post-Big Bang, Rob’s analytical prowess led him from the particle accelerator to the trading floor.

Over two decades in finance, he's navigated diverse landscapes with unwavering commitment and unparalleled expertise. Along the way, he’s cultivated an international reputation for trustworthiness, and a dedication to delivering excellence in every endeavour.

Robert most recently ran the stablecoin desk at National Australia Bank where he was responsible for the first bank issue stablecoin to settle cross border transactions.

kevin he

chief executive officier

Robert is the scientist-turned-banker-turned-innovator behind Ubiquity.

With a Masters and PhD in the origins of matter post-Big Bang, Rob’s analytical prowess led him from the particle accelerator to the trading floor.

Over two decades in finance, he's navigated diverse landscapes with unwavering commitment and unparalleled expertise. Along the way, he’s cultivated an international reputation for trustworthiness, and a dedication to delivering excellence in every endeavour.

Robert most recently ran the stablecoin desk at National Australia Bank where he was responsible for the first bank issue stablecoin to settle cross border transactions.

kevin he

chief executive officier

Robert is the scientist-turned-banker-turned-innovator behind Ubiquity.

With a Masters and PhD in the origins of matter post-Big Bang, Rob’s analytical prowess led him from the particle accelerator to the trading floor.

Over two decades in finance, he's navigated diverse landscapes with unwavering commitment and unparalleled expertise. Along the way, he’s cultivated an international reputation for trustworthiness, and a dedication to delivering excellence in every endeavour.

Robert most recently ran the stablecoin desk at National Australia Bank where he was responsible for the first bank issue stablecoin to settle cross border transactions.

Meet our Team

Our team brings extensive experience and expertise from the corporate and artistic worlds, including investment and traditional banking, asset management, arts curation, journalism, visual art, entrepreneurship, and more.With each person bringing a unique skill set and point of view, we can collaboratively analyse market trends and uncover promising opportunities worldwide.

Kevin chen

chairman and founder

Kevin Chen is a pioneer in the Chinese and Australian blockchain industry. He is an experienced international investor, and a board director for both public and private companies across a range of industries including property, mining, blockchain and telecommunication. Kevin founded CloudTech Blockchain in 2020.

View more

rOBERT wAUGH

Chief Technology Officer (CloudTech Group) and Chief Executive Officer (Ubiquity) 

After earning a Master’s Degree and Ph.D in Physics, Robert began his career in finance by structuring derivative and capital transactions for insurers and pension funds in London at ABN AMRO Bank. Venturing deeper into finance and moving to Asia, Robert used his STEM background to devise quantitative solutions to navigate private capital markets. Eventually, Robert assumed the role of General Manager – Global Head of Funds & Insurance, overseeing a diverse team managing customer risk on a global scale.His journey then brought him to National Australia Bank (NAB), where Robert spearheaded the transformation of wealth and retirement products. Here, Robert witnessed firsthand the potential of emerging technology to address legacy challenges. His time at NAB culminated in running the stablecoin desk, producing the first bank-issued stablecoin for cross-border transactions.Following NAB’s stablecoin deployment Robert joined CloudTech Group as Chief Technology Officer, driven by a mission to democratise access to blockchain technology and ensure its benefits are equitably accessible. In this role, Robert provides comprehensive support and education, covering all aspects of technology deployment from sourcing to settlement, storage, and exchange.Within CloudTech Group, Robert also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ubiquity: a regulated digital currency designed for inclusive financial outcomes. Committed to upholding strict regulatory standards, Ubiquity operates within the framework established by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), ensuring digital assets meet the same rigorous standards as traditional finance equivalents.Beyond his banking endeavours, Robert is Chairperson of Radian, a renewable energy start-up, and a Board Member for Snug, a homvesting and technology start-up. Driven by a passion for supporting early-stage ventures that challenge conventional norms, Robert draws on his experience as an angel investor to guide these companies through their journey of funding and growth.Because of his understanding of the power and pitfalls of both traditional and technological finance, Robert is dedicated to bridging the gap between the innovative world of blockchain and the conventional banking landscape. Robert sees his role as charting a safe course between these realms: a mission akin to Odysseus seeking guidance from Circe to navigate the perilous waters between Scylla and Charybdis!

View more

andrew sallabanks

HEAD OF STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS

Andrew joins CloudTech Group after nearly eight years at NAB, where he was most recently Head of Business Initiatives and Planning within the CIB Markets business. Prior to his tenure at NAB, Andrew worked in leadership roles at EnergyAustralia, where he was part of the wholesale risk leadership team, and Deutsche Bank London, where spent a decade heading transaction management teams across a range of Global Markets business lines.A passionate problem solver and technology enthusiast, Andrew is known for his data-driven approach to transforming complex challenges into innovative solutions. He brings extensive experience in leading cross-functional teams and is dedicated to propelling growth and streamlining processes. Eager to use his traditional finance knowledge to adapt to the ever-evolving digital landscape, Andrew was part of the core team that developed NAB’s stablecoin. Energised by this experience and the opportunities decentralisation presents, he joined CloudTech Group to ensure the benefits of emerging technology are accessible to businesses and communities in a fair, adaptable, and sustainable manner.

View more

mANDY JIANG

cHIEF financial OFFICER (CfO)

Mandy is a seasoned international banker and innovative problem-solver, thriving in dynamic environments and excelling in team-building and market expansion. With proven expertise in stakeholder management across regulatory landscapes, she is driven by a passion for growth and tangible outcomes.After completing a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Commerce, Mandy swiftly ascended the ranks at China Merchants Bank from graduate trainee to eventually General Manager. In 2004, she made history as CFO of the Shanghai World Expo Bureau, overseeing China's first municipal bond issuance of RMB 700 billion. Later, she joined Deutsche Bank Shanghai as General Area Manager. Relocating to Australia in 2009, Mandy established the Sydney branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). After successfully building ICBC’s Australian business, Mandy moved to National Australia Bank as Head of the Asia Desk in 2013.In 2017, Mandy co-founded Judo Bank, pioneering a fully cloud-based banking ecosystem – a global first for a fully licensed bank. With Mandy as Managing Director, Judo Bank's success led to a $2.5 billion valuation post a triumphant IPO in November 2021.Seeking her next challenge, Mandy embarked on her journey as CFO at CloudTech Group, continuing her impactful involvement in the fintech realm.

View more

Qiong SHAN ZHANG

cHIEF operating OFFICER (CoO)

Shan Zhang is a dedicated operations professional with extensive expertise in fintech and blockchain. With a solid foundation in data analytics, business analysis, and blockchain project analysis, she excels in driving operational excellence and process improvement.Shan began her career as Capacity Planning and Operations Analyst at Pearson VUE, a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry. Here, she managed large-scale data analysis, crafted reports and dashboards, and conducted proximity analysis to optimise business locations. She also played a pivotal role in evaluating and enhancing work processes, contributing to bid proposal analysis, and overall operational enhancements.In her current role as Operations Manager at CloudTech Group, Shan is focused on team building, business analysis, and spearheading strategic development initiatives to fuel business growth and success.Shan is nearing completion of a Master of Applied Finance with University of New South Wales, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics from Deakin University, a Master of Social Work from Monash University, and a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Her diverse educational background enriches her analytical prowess and strategic thinking in the operational landscape.

View more

YEOK LEE

CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER (CCO)

Yeok is a seasoned risk and compliance professional with over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector across Australia and Asia Pacific. She currently serves as the Chief Compliance Officer at CloudTech Group, where she is responsible for overseeing and managing the organisation's compliance programs, ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements and promoting a culture of integrity and ethical conduct. Before joining CloudTech Group, Yeok held senior positions at ANZ Bank, Accenture, National Australia Bank (NAB) and KPMG, where she moved across KPMG’s Malaysia, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Melbourne offices. During this impressive tenure she implemented the first Sarbanes-Oxley program for two top global banks in Asia, provided risk advisory services and outsourcing internal audit functions for leading international wealth management firms, regional banks, and government departments across Australia.  At ANZ Bank, Yeok was a Senior Manager for Operational Risk & Compliance, providing 'review and challenge' services within Group Risk and was a Project Lead for Regulatory Reporting which covered 26 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe and America. At Accenture, she led risk and compliance projects, including frameworks, policies, procedures, and regulatory compliance. At NAB, she held multiple leadership roles, including Associate Director Compliance for Corporate & Institutional Banking. Yeok is renowned for her ability to unite and inspire stakeholders throughout the organisation. She effortlessly engages everyone from the C-suite to clients, driving them towards common goals. Her management of large, multimillion-dollar projects on a global scale highlights her exceptional talent in juggling people, places, and processes.   What truly distinguishes Yeok is her unique combination of strategic vision, operational excellence, and emotional intelligence. She transforms bold ideas into reality by encouraging unified action among stakeholders. Yeok is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) in Australia, a PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner and an APMG Change Management Practitioner. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Curtin University and an MBA (Executive) from the Australian Catholic University. With her diverse skills, strategic mindset, and extensive experience, Yeok is well-equipped to navigate the complex and evolving regulatory landscape of financial services and technology.

View more

LIAM BUSSELL

cHIEF marketing OFFICER (CmO)

Liam is a seasoned marketing leader with over 20 years of international experience in fostering the growth of fintech and technology companies, ranging from grassroots inception to public listing. He boasts expertise in both traditional large scale financial institutions and well as start and scale ups. His diverse career spans payments, capital markets, tokenisation, advisory, investor relations and venture and private equity investments. Additionally, Liam has extensive knowledge in fintech, artificial intelligence, web3, big data, and blockchain domains.Driven by a passion for continually creating value, Liam is dedicated to delivering tangible results for his teams, clients, and portfolio companies.

View more

Vanessa marino

Head of human resources

Vanessa has been helping connect the world's top talent to groundbreaking ventures for a decade. Whether it's in fintech or Web3 gaming, she has operated across North America and APAC, bringing cross-regional experience and insights to the hiring process in all things technological. Vanessa has worked at The Wall Street Journal in New York City, digital services consulting firm Infosys in New York and Melbourne, and tech firms Banxa and Caleb & Brown in Melbourne. Cloudtech Group has quickly become synonymous for attracting the best talent. Vanessa’s goal is to continue to attract the most talented people in the Australian ecosystem, whilst driving an inclusive culture of innovation.

View more

YANG LI

compliance officer

Yang holds a Master of Information Systems from The University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Finance and Economics, from Monash University. In his role of Compliance Officer at CloudTech Group, Yang contributes to the company's compliance structure and operational protocols by leveraging his analytical skills to identify and mitigate potential risks.Prior to his role as Compliance Officer at CloudTech Group Yang was a Research Analyst at Greythorn Asset Management in Melbourne, where he delivered key analytical support and insights, aiding the firm in refining its investment evaluation and decision-making processes.Key contributions included developing essential operational policies, managing comprehensive transaction monitoring processes, and engaging directly with regulatory bodies to ensure a transparent and compliant operational framework.Yang completed an internship at PwC China in Beijing, where he supported key international tax projects.Yang has advanced analytical and research capabilities, strong project management and communication skills, and extensive experience in regulatory compliance and stakeholder engagement.

View more

Footer image | CloudTech Group
Vanessa Marino

vanessa marino

Head of Human Resources

Vanessa has been helping connect the world's top talent to groundbreaking ventures for a decade. Whether it's in fintech or Web3 gaming, she has operated across North America and APAC, bringing cross-regional experience and insights to the hiring process in all things technological. 

Vanessa has worked at The Wall Street Journal in New York City, digital services consulting firm Infosys in New York and Melbourne, and tech firms Banxa and Caleb & Brown in Melbourne. 

Cloudtech Group has quickly become synonymous for attracting the best talent. Vanessa’s goal is to continue to attract the most talented people in the Australian ecosystem, whilst driving an inclusive culture of innovation.

CLOSE