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.
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.
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.
With degrees in Computer Engineering and Mathematics, Julie worked for 11 years in the finance industry, initially at Macquarie Bank and most recently at Barclays Capital in London as an Associate Director in the Quantitative Analytics Group. Having completed a Masters in Sustainable Development, she now works closely with the analyst and development teams of Kinesis to manage the delivery of analytical tools, combining mathematical rigour with domain expertise to deliver bespoke analysis and production quality software models.
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).
Head of Engineering
With over 17 years of experience in software development and technology leadership, Vivek leads Kinesis’ engineering team, where he helps take Kinesis’ unique product suite to the next level. He believes that with the right combination of people, technology, and process, great things can happen. In his free time, he plays the bass guitar, takes footy lessons from his son, wears his daughter’s crocheted beanies, and is the only sane character in his wife’s popular cartoon strip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rod is Kinesis’ Python guy. He joined Kinesis in 2016 in his quest to learn domain knowledge for his plans to pursue his postgrad in Information Technology with focus on Artificial Intelligence. He does not back down from problems and tackles them strategically. Rod is a big fan of the NBA and can spend the weekend watching basketball and playing the latest of the NBA2K series. He thinks of himself as the ‘2K Overlord’ in his circle of friends.
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.
Mark is a web developer who, having experience in both technical and non-technical roles across numerous projects, has the ability to adapt and work effectively in a team. He loves breakdancing, but when he's not training to perfect the art of spinning on his head, he continues to explore and expand his knowledge of better developer practices.