Our small but experienced team includes established and emerging leaders in the fields of urban planning, scientific analysis, economics, policy analysis, stakeholder engagement and software engineering. We believe our size is our best asset, keeping us at the leading edge of technological innovation and providing us with the agility to continually explore new ways of building the capacity of our clients.

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DIrector

With over 20 years experience in sustainability and planning, Bruce brings an innovative and unconventional approach to overcoming the challenges of strategic urban design. Former Director of Sustainability and Metropolitan Planning for the NSW Department of Planning, Bruce’s expertise lies in his capacity to utilise emerging technologies to deliver smart, equitable and enabling solutions. Since founding Kinesis in 2007 Bruce has stewarded the delivery of game-changing work for clients, including the groundbreaking PRECINX rating tool for Landcom, and the Decentralised Energy Master Plan for the City of Sydney.

DAVID HOLDEN

DIRECTOR

With 10 years experience working across Australian and American cities in both the public and private sectors, David has focused on transforming the way we integrate city planning, development and urban sustainability. David specialises in the analysis of data for planning policy, land use, transport, energy efficiency, renewable energy, water and stormwater to create sustainable urban forms that both mitigate, and are adaptable to, the climate problem. As the resident all round ‘nice-guy’, our clients go out of their way to work on projects with David.

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MARK HIBBERD

Head of TECHNOLOGY

Joining Kinesis in 2017, Mark is responsible for driving Kinesis' use of technology and data forward. His goal is to help Kinesis support the ever-growing potential for using data and intelligent analytical approaches for better urban decision making. Mark is also a recognised international speaker, speaking about technology, data and machine learning. He has talked across the US (StrangeLoop), Europe (CUFP), and Asia (YOW Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia).

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Ria Noche

Product Manager

Ria is responsible for data management and delivering technical analysis to support our clients. She holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics, and has problem solved her way through analytics within the banking and digital marketing industries. Outside of work, Ria enjoys cooking and concedes to having an unhealthy obsession for cheese.

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Tom Watson

Data Scientist

Tom first joined Kinesis in 2014 as a gun Data Analyst. In 2017 he took a roaming sabbatical, working as a mathematician analysing and modelling the Australian National Electricity Market and as a consultant in urban planning and economics. He returned to Kinesis in 2018 as a data scientist and now focuses on his true passion - building beautiful and sophisticated mathematical models to help our clients shape cities into better places to live. Tom has a PhD in applied mathematics and an academic interest in linear and mixed integer optimisation, bikes and reality TV.

Rachel Ragell

Lead Analyst

Rachel is our go-to for number-crunching and analytic work. She holds first class honours in mathematical statistics from Sydney University and is passionate about increasing the number of women in science and tech industries. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys creating and consuming fictional media.

JUSTIN BELTRAN

Developer

Prior to joining Kinesis in 2014, Justin was an intern at a technology startup, where he completed a web development training program. With a passion for both graphic design and software development, Justin is a great addition to the development team as a front end web developer. In his spare time, he enjoys creating digital art, animations, and games.

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TU TU

ENERGY ENGINEER

Tu is Kinesis' resident maths genius. He joined Kinesis in 2010 while studying the maintenance of large scale electricity grids, generators and motors, foundations of renewable energy generation technologies, as well as solving problems in conventional small scale electronics circuitry. Tu is a gifted analyst who contributes significantly to our modelling tools and client work.

Stephen Bell

Developer

Steve has been working as a Software Engineer for over 10 years after completing a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He has a passion for sys ops, helping to ensure that our websites stay online, all of the time. When not working, Steve enjoys spending too much money on not enough food, drinking whisky, and running excessively long distances for minimal reward.

Harish Moro

DATA ANALYST

Harish is a member of our analyst team. After finishing his engineering in ANU and gaining some commercial experience in management consulting, he wanted to pursue his passions in sustainability. Outside of work, he enjoys running and is learning to play the guitar.

DAVID NETTLE

DEVELOPER

David joined Kinesis in 2013 as a web developer after returning from 7 years living in Tokyo. He now plays an integral part in the conceptualisation and implementation of Kinesis’ web technologies. A fast learner, David uses his unique skills to deliver quality solutions to difficult problems. Outside of work, David enjoys playing music, movies, rock climbing and eating oversized sandwiches.

Abi Prakash

Data Analyst

Abi joined Kinesis in 2018 to pursue his interests in sustainability and data-driven urban improvement strategies. Involved in a wide range of energy efficiency projects during a five-year engineering cadetship in heavy industry, Abi brings his experience in data analysis and energy modelling to all our products and services. When he’s not deep diving in utility, resource and transportation modelling and providing technical data and analytical support for our clients, Abi enjoys climbing cliff faces around Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

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Tom Kunc

Developer

Tom joined Kinesis in 2018 while studying Computer Science at UNSW. Most familiar with Python, he works on internal tools as well as client-facing apps. Outside of Kinesis, Tom is a student and casual academic at UNSW, teaches debating and coding skills at high schools, and is a classical singer.

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Navin Keswani

Data Architect

Joining Kinesis in 2019, Navin is responsible for the architecture and development of our data platform. He makes it easier for Kinesis and our customers to solve sustainability and urban analytics problems by having smoother access to high-quality data.

Navin has a PhD in mathematics and has previously worked in the field of Information Security. He is a guitar tragic who hopes one day to stop endlessly going back to the first principles of music theory and actually play Autumn Leaves in proper time.

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Brian Kuzmanoski

Product Designer

Brian is our accomplished software designer with considerable experience in development, design, data consulting and teaching. When he’s not reading books about philosophy or the mystery of consciousness, Brian makes sure that our apps are powerful, easy to use, and beautiful all at the same time.

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Josephine Quiwa

Customer Service Representative

Josephine is our dedicated Customer Service Representative, responsible for educating and supporting clients so that they get the most from our products. Josephine joined Kinesis with considerable experience in both software development and customer service, setting her up well to drive the ongoing development of our customer support services.

Ryan Spencer

Developer

Ryan's penchant for systems programming and mathematics informs his passion for building scalable, highly functional and robust platforms.

Bi-lingual and a resident of Los Angeles, New York and Paris prior to settling in Sydney, when Ryan isn't coding or ruminating over puzzles he's reading or spending time with his family.

David Walsh

Front End Developer

David’s specialism is building high quality, interactive user interfaces. A determined and creative problem solver, David joined Kinesis in 2019 with over 10 years experience in software development and mentoring up and coming front end developers. When not writing code, he’s actively keeping abreast of technology trends, watching sport and listening to history podcasts.

Dylan Boakes

Data Analyst

Dylan works on analytics and data related tasks as part of our advisory team. He also studies economics and accounting at the University of Sydney with particular focus on advanced economics and econometrics subjects. He’s seriously into competitive rowing at a high level and surfs when time permits.

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Wendy Bornholdt

Business Manager