TopBetta Board of Directors

Nicholas Chan


Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Mr Chan has more than 30 years’ experience in media. He has held senior leadership and operational roles with leading Australian media companies. Mr Chan was most recently Group Chief Operating Officer at Seven West Media and prior to that, CEO of Pacific Magazines, a subsidiary of Seven West Media, for 9 years.

Mr Chan joined Pacific Magazines from Text Media, where he was CEO. He held a range of senior positions at ACP Publishing including Group Publisher and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Chan is a former Chairman of The Magazines Publishers of Australia and is currently consulting to a number of businesses in the digital, technology and marketing sectors.

Todd Buckingham


Managing Director

Mr Buckingham has more than 20 years’ experience working in the Sports and Wagering industry in Australia.

After completing a double bachelor degree in teaching and health and physical education in 2000, Mr Buckingham taught secondary education for 5 years at Hunter Sports High School whilst simultaneously working as a sports manager at a successful sports management company, NSRT. During his time at NSRT, Mr Buckingham negotiated more than $20M worth of sporting contracts, culminating in his appointment as Managing Director. As Managing Director of NSRT, Mr Buckingham’s responsibilities included managing the affairs of Rugby League athletes, negotiating contracts, sourcing sponsorships, managing accounting and budgeting affairs, crisis management and media relations.

In 2009, Mr Buckingham founded 12Follow OpCo. In 2010, Mr Buckingham founded TopBetta OpCo.

Matthew Cain


Non-Executive Director

With a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons in Finance) from University of Melbourne, Mr Cain has over 18 years’ experience in the financial services and banking industry. Mr Cain brings a significant amount of senior management, financial and corporate experience to the Company.

Mr Cain has an extensive family background in racing and is involved with racing a number of horses with prominent Melbourne horse trainers, including Matchem Racing’s Fontiton.

Mr Cain is currently a Committee Member of the Melbourne Racing Club and a director of Matchem Racing and Ferghana Capital. Matthew is also a Board Trustee to the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve.

Simon Dulhunty


Non-Executive Director

Mr Dulhunty has 25 years experience in print and digital media in management and operational roles at the top of metropolitan and regional Australian media, including as an award-winning Editor of The Sun-Herald newspaper in Sydney and General Manager of Fairfax Media’s mobile development team responsible for acclaimed iPad apps for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review.

Mr Dulhunty currently runs his own private media relations and issues management company assisting national and international businesses and executives.

He is also Chairman of the Kennedy Foundation, a registered charity that supports journalists, and a Foundation Board Member of the Centenary Institute.

TopBetta Senior Management Team


Paul Jeronimo


Paul joined TopBetta with over 20 years track record in consumer communications and technology plus extensive experience in start-up and early stage businesses.

Paul has also previously held Company Secretary and CFO roles as ASX listed Mobile Innovations Limited, Engin Limited and Mobile Embrace Limited, as well as four years at UK-based Voiamo Group PLC.

Bill Butler



Bill was the Managing Director of Latvia’s second largest mobile telephone network in 2000. Over the next two years Bill took the company from 12% market share to more than 50% market share and along the way transformed it into one of Europe’s most profitable mobile businesses. Bill then moved to UK to manage Tele2’s Calling Card business across Europe and launch fixed telephony operations.

In 2005 he moved to Sydney and joined a digital media start-up, 3DClinic, as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer through its first year and a half of operation. In 2007 Bill joined a mobile-based sports digital media company, Revo, serving as the Chief Operating Officer and later as Head of Strategy.

Bill acts as the CFO for the Group, managing the financial strategy of the business along with the commercial agreements with the Partners and Affiliates globally. Bill is working closely with the Board to ensure budgets and cash flow are in accordance with the strategy of the Company. Bill has an MBA from INSEAD in France and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Management from McMaster University in Canada.

Oliver Shanahan



Oliver has been working in IT for over 20 years. He founded one of Newcastle’s first ISP’s and developed/ integrated the third most widely-used mining operations software (Pulse) for some of the largest mining companies in the world. Oliver’s own company Coscom Solutions provided IT support, e-commerce, audit and security services to many large companies including Glencore Coal and Hill End Gold.

Oliver has been bringing his passion for using cutting edge technologies to solve business vision at TopBetta since its inception.

Expertise in Extreme project management, SDLC, Agile methodologies, API integration, server infrastructure, cloud technologies, network engineering and security, database and in memory data persistence.