the Escavox board brings a wealth of experience in governance, investment, fresh foods, retail and supply chain logistics, as well as unique insights into the future of food production and marketing.
john dahlsen chair
John has been chair since early 2019 and brings strong leadership and governance to Escavox. His business acumen has been gained from leadership roles such as Southern Cross Broadcasting Chairman and Co-Founder, Woolworths Chairman, ANZ Director and Melbourne Business School Chairman.
He has a passion for driving change in fresh food supply chains, so that greater value can be realised for supply chain participants and so customers can access better quality product.
Michael was a pioneer in the PC industry in the 1980s before becoming part of the Macromedia leadership, a major Adobe acquisition, and subsequently the publisher of the Apple CD-ROM Collection. From 1995 to 2013 Michael worked as a Silicon Valley based investment banker helping fund and grow over 100 startups including Asian operations of F5, Haht and Akamai. Between 2013 & 2017 he built an Islamic financial services firm and multifamily office in Abu Dhabi & Zurich. He is now based in Australia and is a principal in First Penny Investments.
Richard has a 40-year career in the finance industry including senior executive roles in Investment Banking and Commercial Banking. He spent 19 years with National Australia Bank where he was Group Chief Financial Officer and a Director of several NAB subsidiary companies. He is currently Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Dahlsen Group of Companies, a Director of Growth Factor Pty Ltd and has held a number of other board positions. Richard holds a B Econ (Hon), Grad Dip (Accounting) and is a fellow of Certified Practising Accountants, a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and member of the AICD.
Chris is a co-founder of Escavox and the founder of Australia's largest organic mushroom farming company. He has been a founder and held consulting roles in several successful start-ups, covering supply chain management, produce / grocery procurement, crypto-economics, primary production and supply chain automation.
He is a Director and Treasurer of Organic Industries Australia and the Winner 2018 Australian Young Vegetable Grower of the Year, Australian Young Farmer of the Year (Excellence in Technology) and 2018 Australian Organic Grower.
Luke is CEO and co-founder of Escavox. Prior to this he held a number of executive level roles in supply chain management. His experience in designing & deploying emerging technology to reduce inefficiency in supply chains ranges from retail warehouse systems to oil field asset control. He has previously founded and managed an IoT asset management company in the US oil industry and most recently was Head of Supply Chain Technology & Innovation with one of Australia’s leading supermarket chains. Luke has held roles on IoT executive council and was a director of the Australasian Supply Chain Institute.
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