Mike is a successful GIS entrepreneur and visionary, has extensive experience in the GIS market and has worked in the industry since 1979. He has been involved with multiple start-ups and GIS product developments. Between 1990 and 2000 Mike was with Smallworld Systems, initially in UK and then establishing an Australasian operation in 1993. Following a successful Nasdaq IPO in 1997, GE Power acquired Smallworld worldwide in 2000. Subsequently Mike helped establish eMap and then its acquisition of Terralink from the New Zealand government. Mike is currently a director of Spatial Information Systems Ltd and Augview Ltd. Mike has a Master of Science degree from the University of Waikato.
Gary was CEO of Methven New Zealand, part of Methven Ltd, for 7 years up to April 2012 were he oversaw the domestic market regarded as the group's revenue engine room and strategic hub for design and development. Prior he served as COO and Head of Design & Engineering of Methven Ltd. He joined Methven in 1996, was part of the 2001 MBO team and served as an Executive Director of Methven Ltd for 3 years. Gary holds a Diploma in Engineering and a Master's degree in Project Management.
Brett has been the owner and managing director of Fire Control Services Ltd, for 26 years. The company is a medium sized service, installation and ISO 9000 accredited company that presently employs 30 staff and numerous contractors.
Paul has worked since 1999 as a strategic investor, adviser and director in early and expansion stage technology focused companies in Europe and New Zealand. Common to all the companies he works with is a strong drive to deliver long term value to both the businesses and their customers. Paul had a successful career as an investment banker and risk manager in the City of London. As well as holding degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Westminster, he is also a member of the Institute of Directors and the New Zealand Society for Risk Management. Look for Paul sailing his new Hanse yacht somewhere in the Hauraki Gulf. You'll find him on your AIS, of course.