Board of Directors

Craig Glendenning

Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer
Craig is the founder and inventor of Bluechain. Craig has an impressive track record of innovation in secure payment technologies in the Australian and international banking industries. During his 25 years in the international payments industry, Craig has been responsible for some of the most important innovations in secure payment technologies, including development of the first Australian dial-up POS terminal, design of BPAY’s bill payment system, and invention of Visa’s payWave technology.

Mike McAuley

Director and Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Mike is responsible for defining and directing the company’s worldwide strategic direction, including development of key partnerships. Mike has an impressive track record in bringing new technologies to market, having built Create!form International from the ground up and being instrumental in the transformation of the HiSoftware suite of solutions. In 2015, Mike teamed up with technology inventor Craig Glendenning to commercialise his latest invention in secure payment technology.

John Mero

Non-Executive Director
Over the past thirty years, through his consulting firm Vision Method Outcome Pty Ltd, John has worked with the owners, directors, CEOs and management teams of more than 800 organisations, including ASX top-200 companies, government departments, medium and small businesses, and the not-for-profit sector. In the boardroom, John strives to assist in building an inspiring company known for leadership in industry transformation whilst protecting the interests of shareholders and developing enduring value.

Senior Management Team


Rod Bernabe

VP Product Development
Rod has held senior roles at several international IT companies over the past 20 years. Before joining Bluechain, Rod led the Australian development team for Cryptzone’s (formerly HiSoftware) Sheriff web compliance and SharePoint security product range. As VP Product Development at Bluechain, Rod is responsible for the app and server development teams, market trials, and partner engagement.  Rod’s product management expertise is particularly valuable as Bluechain works to bring these products to market.

Kurt Mueffelmann

Executive VP Sales & Marketing
Kurt is a seasoned senior level executive with international experience spanning the application software and SaaS arena. Overseeing growth and successful sales of four separate entities for investors, Kurt draws on over 25 years of experience in helping IT companies reach their full potential through internal growth and strategic partnering. Kurt has led two Deloitte Technology Fast 500 companies, which recognizes the fastest growing technology companies across the globe. As VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Bluechain, Kurt is responsible for steering the go-to-market strategy and closing key strategic alliances and enterprise sales.

Uli Klink

VP Global Business Development
Over his 20 years in the payments industry, Uli has developed valuable insights into what it takes to successfully deliver new technologies and drive consumer uptake. During his time as Group Vice President and Managing Director of G&D Australasia, his team helped deliver Australia’s first mobile banking app in 1999, the Melbourne Myki transport ticketing system (the largest in the world by geography), ANZ’s first mobile-based NFC pilot, Australia’s first Paypass projects with the Commonwealth Bank, and roll-outs of several other leading-edge technologies. Uli is passionate about mobile payments and delivering a seamless, trustworthy and rewarding consumer experience.