|The Gold Coast Bulletin this week published 100-81 of the Gold Coast’s most influential people, movers and shakers of business, tourism, sport and real estate who are shaping the city. The list, featured in The Courier Mail and Gold Coast Bulletin, featured BPS Technology CEO Trevor Dietz and independent non-executive chairman of BPS Technology Murray d’Almeida. BPS, the ASX-listed parent company of Bartercard, had a busy year of acquisitions in 2016.||
BPS Technology CEO Trevor Dietz
The following coverage was published on the Courier Mail website.
OUR journalists and editors have spent weeks debating whose power rose and fell in 2016 — and now it’s your turn to read, argue, ponder and share the first instalment.
We’re counting down from 100 to 1 of the Gold Coast’s most influential people.
Today we reveal 100 to 81. Another 20 will be published here tomorrow, ahead of a gloss magazine featuring the full list in Saturday’s Gold Coast Bulletin.
97 TREVOR DIETZ
THE CEO of Southport-based BPS Technology — the ASX-listed iteration of Through Bartercard, BPS is the world’s largest trading platform and it has also expanded its software-based payment platforms. Added several digital acquisitions in the past year including Entertainment Publications and finance product GetCapital.
95 MURRAY D’ALMEIDA
INDEPENDENT non-executive chairman of BPS Technology and founder of local juggernaut Retail Food Group, with which he is no longer involved. Mr D’almeida is director of Beacon Hill Resources; a member of the Gold Coast Light Rail Business Advisory Board; trustee of the Currumbin Wildlife Foundation and more.
Power 100: Gold Coast’s most influential 100 to 81
Kathleen Skene, Chief reporter, Gold Coast Bulletin
January 23, 2017 10:21am