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About Us

LayAway continues to change the way Australian’s can pay for their travel.

In 2015 LayAway Travel entered the Australian market giving travellers their very first online lay-by payment system. Now in it’s fourth year, LayAway continues to challenge the way Australian’s can pay for their travel. With no deposit, no hidden fees and no interest, travel has become more accessible to families, singles, couples and groups.

Andrew Paykel
Andrew Paykel
Founder & Managing Director

Andrew Paykel was Chief Operating Officer at Fisher & Paykel for seven years before leaving to start LayAway Travel in 2014. Working for one of Australia’s most trusted brands for twenty years provided a great insight into consumer needs. His goal is to make LayAway Travel accessible to thousands of Australians.

Adene Cassidy
Adene Cassidy
Digital Marketing Manager

Adene Cassidy looks after our Digital Marketing and Social Media. Since 1995 Adene has been a radio and TV journalist working for Channel 7. Now a freelancer she combines her love of travel and media to entice, communicate and engage with prospective, new and existing customers.

MichaelM Morton
Michael Morton
Financial Controller

Michael Morton has strong background in IT and financial systems and is responsible for financial data, systems design, and other internal projects.

Belinda Pignone
Belinda Pignone
Product & Operations Manager

Belinda Pignone has more than seventeen years’ experience in travel and e-commerce, working for two of Australia’s largest online travel retailers, and is responsible for hotel and holiday marketing.

Jo Gatus
Jo Gatus
Operations and Fares Specialist

Having worked in the industry for over 15 years in a number of Australia’s largest online travel sites, Jo is a specialist in offering customers the best online airfares and packages. With her experience Jo is constantly working on ways in which to improve our Operations and Customer Service.

Roula Seferlis
Roula Seferlis
Content Manager

Roula Seferlis has worked in the travel industry for over sixteen years, including a number of Australian's leading online companies, and is responsible for LayAway content and product.

Roula Seferlis
Angela Page
Senior Partnerships Manager - PLAY

Angela has worked in the travel industry for 12 years across North America and Australia for leading hospitality and online travel companies. Angela is responsible for the strategy, business development, and account management of the product on

Syed Irtaza
Syed Irtaza Hussain
Chief Technology Officer

Syed Hussain has more than 15 years experience in programing and UI/UX design. Creating ecommerce platforms for leading international and multi-national companies.