: Board

Anthony Thomson
: Chairman


  • Founder and Chairman, Atom Bank plc
  • Founder and Chairman, Metro Bank plc
  • Co-founder and Chairman, the Financial Services Forum
  • Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise, Newcastle Business School


Anthony Thomson is the founder and former Chairman of not one, but two disruptive banks in the UK. Metro Bank, the UK’s first new bank in 150 years and Atom Bank, the UK’s first bank for mobile. He’s raised in excess of $1billion in capital over the course of his career and is a highly respected financial services expert worldwide. He has served as the Goldman Visiting Professor for Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle Business School and Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University. As Chair of 86 400, he will bring his extensive experience in the financial industry and a hunger to shake up the banking landscape in the Australian Market.

Akiko Jackson
: Non-Executive Director, Chair Board Risk Committee


  • Current member of the Expert Advisory Group to the Minister of Human Services on Digital Transformation
  • Past member of the Advisory Committee for Australian Treasury
  • GM, Strategy & Business Development, CBA
  • Division Director, Risk Management Group, Macquarie Bank
  • Management Consultant, Booz Allen & Hamilton


Akiko Jackson has more than 25 years of leadership and advisory experience in financial services across Australia, Japan and the US. She is highly experienced in equity raising (including Initial Public Offering), post-merger integrations, digital transformation and turning around businesses using her extensive experience in organisational capability development, strategy development, risk management and large-scale transformation.

Craig Kennedy
: Director


  • Managing Director, Cuscal Limited
  • Managing Director, Espreon Limited
  • CEO, Monster Worldwide, Asia Pacific
  • Head of Direct Banking, ING
  • Chief General Manager Electronic Banking, Advance Bank Australia Ltd


Craig is one of the founding Directors of 86 400 that lead the team who developed the business case to bring a better banking experience to Australia. Craig joined Cuscal as its Managing Director in December 2008 and has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, with particular expertise in digital banking and payments. Craig is also a Director of NPP Australia Limited, and a member of the Australian Payment Council.

Belinda Cooney
: Non-Executive Director


  • Chief Financial Officer, Interactive Inc
  • Advisory Board Member, CSIRO’s Data61
  • Division Director, Macquarie Group
  • Member NSW Women In FINSIA Committee
  • Non-Executive Director, NICTA

Belinda serves as the CFO of Interactive, Australia’s largest privately held IT services organisation. She has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector, the majority of which has been with Macquarie Capital in both Principal Investments and M&A advisory to the Telecommunications, Media and Technology industry sector in Australia, the USA and Asia. She has worked with clients and investee companies ranging from early stage technology ventures to Fortune 500 companies.

Sean O’Donoghue
: Director


  • Chief Financial Officer, Cuscal
  • AFS Portfolio Director, Enterprise Strategic Investments, Westpac
  • Program Director, Enterprise Strategic Investments, Westpac
  • Program Director, Finance Transformation, BT Financial Group
  • Group General Manager, Finance, Multiplex
  • Chief Financial Officer, Abacus Property Group
  • General Manager, Finance, Lend Lease

Sean O’Donoghue brings to 86 400 extensive hands-on management experience working for over 30 years in senior financial roles in Australia and internationally. During his career Sean has overseen major financial transformation programs at Multiplex and Westpac, including leading the program which brought together the finance functions of the St. George Wealth Management business with BT Financial Group to form one of the largest wealth management businesses in Australia.

Meet the Exec Team