I've been Engineering Director for Google Australia and New Zealand since 2007, overseeing the rapid growth of our engineering center in Sydney. I joined Google from NetPriva, a networking software company I founded in 2005 which was acquired by Expand Networks
and in turn acquired by Riverbed
. From 1986 until 2002 I lived in California. I worked for Schlumberger for 8 years, then in 1996 I cofounded NetMind
, which developed the Internet's first change detection
service. NetMind was acquired in 2000 by Intellisync (acquired by Nokia) where I was VP of Engineering until returning to Australia in 2002.
In my free time I enjoy spending as much time on the water as possible (kitesurfing, kayaking, diving and sailing) as well as snowboarding.
- Cluey Voter, an app for voting "below the line" in Australian elections.
- KML Tools, an app for visualizing data on Google Earth and Google Maps.
- Chart plotter, for plotting charts on Google Maps.
Finally, when I'm not working, not coding, not volunteering and not on the water, I enjoy blogging