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Rob Newman NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rob Newman has established a unique track record as a successful high technology entrepreneur in both Australia and Silicon Valley. Rob was inventor and co-founder of QPSX Communications which achieved an international standard and sold products world-wide. Rob was also the founding CEO of Atmosphere Networks, establishing the company with US venture Capital backing and ran the business until it was acquired by a US listed company. These businesses combined have established market values of over $200M.

Rob is co-founder and executive director of Stone Ridge Ventures – a technology venture capital firm. Rob’s focus is on identifying disruptive technologies with global potential. Rob is also an active director on a number of high technology companies including being the initial chairman of Nearmap Pty Ltd when privately owned and is currently CEO and Managing Director of the listed entity.

Graham Griffiths NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Graham is a very experienced Information & Communications technology executive including 22 years at the multinational level with computer vendor NCR Corporation and telecommunications provider AT&T (US and Asia based), in various senior sales, marketing and R&D positions.

He subsequently was managing director for 11.5 years of ASX listed technology commercialisation company ipernica ltd, including leading the IPO.  Graham was also responsible for the acquisition of nearmap (a global leader in the provision of geospatial map technology) into ipernica in 2008 and supported the early stage of commercialisation and launch of nearmap.

Graham’s involvement in the geospatial industry commenced in 2006 as a non-executive director for both NGIS Australia, a provider of location-based information and technology solutions, and Indji Systems, which develops a range of world leading geospatial products that empower businesses through location based technologies.  Graham is also a director and angel investor supporting a number of early stage technology companies scale their businesses globally.

Ian Olson MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ian is a Chartered Accountant and professional public company director with a 25 year career in finance and the capital markets and has helped numerous companies move from private to public status via the ASX.  Ian was until recently the owner of WKC Spatial, a geospatial business that specialised in the capture, processing, modelling and management of 3D point cloud data.

Ian started his career with Ernst & Young and has worked in London and New York with global investment banks.  He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Gage Roads Brewing Co Ltd.

Neville Bassett AM NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Neville is a Chartered Accountant operating his own corporate consulting business, specialising in the area of corporate, financial and management advisory services.  He consults to a number of publicly listed companies and private company groups across a range of industry sectors, is a director or company secretary of a number of public and private companies and has a wealth of experience in matters pertaining to the Corporations Act, ASX listing requirements, corporate taxation and finance.

During the past three years Neville has held the following ASX listed company directorships; Vector Resources Ltd, Ram Resources Ltd, Meteoric Resources Ltd, Mamba Minerals Ltd and Exoma Energy Ltd.  Neville is principal director of Westar Capital Limited, the holder of an Australian Financial Services Licence and is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.  He is State Chairman and former National Director of a major not-for-profit organisation and a committee member of another community based organisation.

Shane Douglas CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Shane is a graduate in physics and computer science with over 30 years experience in software development.  He started his career with the Systems Research Institute of Australia (SRIA) and later worked for Intergraph Corporation in the Middle East. Since 1989 Shane has been developing software in 2D and 3D spatial environments for the Water Corporation of Western Australia, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, and numerous other organisations.

Over the last couple of years Shane has created the core technology behind Pointerra and continues to be involved in driving further development that will contribute to the successful commercialisation of the Pointerra solution.  Shane’s key areas of specialisation are software development, technical software and software consultancy.

Mark Morrison VP ENGINEERING

Mark Morrison is an engineer who has worked in the geospatial and resources industries for over 25 years. During his career he has worked across a variety of roles, including academic research, software application development, technical analyst, and industrial R&D/innovation.
Mark started his career as a research engineer and assistant lecturer at the University of Western Australia, followed by a number of years in software development and team leadership roles in geospatial and mining software companies. More recently, Mark has held analyst and team leader roles with Rio Tinto Iron Ore, directing technical specialists working on next generation technology projects in areas including: 3D visualisation, geospatial data integration, GPGPU/HPC computing, desktop and mobile application development, and high performance databases.Mark’s key areas of expertise include, software development, technical innovation, leadership of technical teams, and software product management.

Mike Freeth DEVELOPMENT LEAD

Mike is a software developer and designer with a diverse skill set and a passion for modern web technologies. His experience ranges from the technical to the creative, covering software development, photography, video production and graphic design.
Prior to joining Pointerra, Mike worked as a development lead in the mining sector, heading up a team building an innovative 3D visualisation platform. More recently, his focus has turned to developing responsive, user friendly applications for the web and mobile platforms.