management team

The Escavox team comes from diverse and successful backgrounds and each brings complementary experience, skills and networks to support Escavox’s growth and development. We cover: retail supply chain, banking technology, IoT technology, industry knowledge, production, marketing and R&D. 

luke wood chief executive officer

Before co-founding Escavox, Luke was head of supply chain technology and innovation at one of Australia’s leading supermarket chains, following success at executive level in supply chain management with several leading retail and consulting brands.
 

His experience in designing and 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 and held roles on the IoTAA executive council and the Australasian Supply Chain Institute Board. 

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nicola sanderson chief customer officer

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Specialising in maximising process efficiency, Nici has led major projects that have saved operations more than $50 million. 

 

With more than 20 years’ experience in the UK and Australia in manufacturing and supply chain environments, Nici's expertise is in driving business process change through data utilisation to achieve better business outcomes.  

 

Before co-founding Escavox Nici was involved in the development and design of supply chain tracking solutions in the fresh food industry. 

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With a PhD in computer engineering from the University of Newcastle, Rob is an experienced CTO with a proven track record building hardware and software platforms and leading highly capable technology development teams.  

 

Before joining Escavox, he was CTO with OpenMarkets, a digital trading platform providing brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets. Prior to that appointment he was CEO of Auggd, a market leading start-up in the augmented/virtual reality sector. 

 

From 2007 Rob was CTO with SMARTS, and from 2013-16 he led the SMARTS and TradeGuard businesses inside Nasdaq, while operating as general manager of the Nasdaq Australia office. Prior to 2007, Rob spent 10 years in several technology management roles, mostly in Silicon Valley, US. 

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john paterson chief financial officer 

John is an experienced CFO who started his career with a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm before moving into the global financial services industry. He spent more than 25 years in global organisations in the major financial markets of London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York.  

 

After relocating to Australia, John worked as the CFO of Chartered Accountants ANZ before focussing on supporting SMEs with their strategic scale-up plans. 

 

John has a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow Chartered Accountant. 

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Christian Patterson
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Christian has a long history working in fresh produce and logistics, primarily as a relationship and business development manager. 

Adept at helping businesses reach their strategic commercial goals, Christian formerly worked at Hort Innovation Australia where he played a critical role in determining and developing the organisation’s R&D portfolio. 

With an eye for detail and a passion for nurturing success, Christian has previous experience as a fleet manager with a national transport company, as well as earlier roles with produce companies and freight forwarders in a business development capacity.

christian patterson head of sales & operations (APAC)

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