Paul McCarney

Paul McCarney

Data Republic | CEO


Paul is the Co-founder and CEO of Data Republic (, as well as a Non-Executive Director for Trade Me (TME.AX) and Cirrus Media (formerly Reed Business Information), and previously a NED at iiNet (IIN/AX).   An industry leader for over 15 years, Paul is an Investor and Entrepreneur in the Digital Technology, Data and Marketing space. The holder of a patent in multi-attribute matching of buyers and sellers, Paul has consulted to Media, Consulting and Private Equity businesses as a subject matter expert on digital asset strategy, innovation and investment.


Founded in 2014 by Danny Gilligan and Paul McCarney, Data Republic is a legal framework and technology platform which enables companies, governments and not-for-profits to safely and securely exchange data to enrich customer and audience insights. No customer personal information (P.I) is available on the platform and all exchanges are strictly governed on legal and ethical bases, and subject to Data Republic’s Legal Participation Agreement.   Westpac Reinventure, NAB Ventures and Qantas Loyalty have each invested in Data Republic, who’s mission is to enable organisations to mobilise and leverage their data in a way which is ethical and respects consumer privacy.

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