Our People

​People who care about creating better food delivery systems are at the heart of our supply chain intelligence service.

Our board and management team have significant experience in the fresh food space and other enabling disciplines – from retailing, logistics and supply chain, production, marketing and exporting, to IoT and banking technology.

Utilising our skills, knowledge and networks, while investing in our people’s development, we are setting about finding affordable and valuable solutions for our customers, and changing the way fresh food is managed.

Management Team

 

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.

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.

Nicola Sanderson

Chief Customer Officer

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.

Christian Patterson

Head of Sales

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.

Board Members

John Dahlsen

Chair

John has been Escavox chair since early 2019, bringing strong leadership and governance to the Board.

His business acumen has been honed over many years from leadership roles such as Southern Cross Broadcasting chair and co-founder, Woolworths chair, ANZ director and Melbourne Business School chair.

John has a passion for driving change in fresh food supply chains to deliver better quality products to consumers and greater value for supply chain participants.

Richard McKinnon

Director

Richard has a 40-year career in the finance industry including senior executive roles in investment 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.

Richard is an experienced director, having held several corporate, semi-government, private and not-for-profit board positions. He is currently co-chairman of the Advisory Board of the Dahlsen Group of Companies.

Richard holds a B Ec. (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 Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chris McLoghlin

Co-founder

A co-founder of Escavox, Chris previously founded Australia’s largest organic mushroom farming company, and more recently co-founded Fable Food Co that makes products from mushrooms.

He has been a founder of several successful start-ups, as well as engaging in several consulting roles to lend his expertise in supply chain management, produce/grocery procurement, crypto-economics, primary production and supply chain automation.

In 2018 Chris won Horticulture Australia’s Young Grower of the Year, ABC Rural Australian Young Farmer of the Year and Australian Farmer of the Year (Excellence in Technology), and Australian Organic Grower of the Year.

Noel Shield

Executive Manager

Noel has extensive knowledge of the global fresh produce industry, with a career of more than 40 years – most of this time based in Asia.

During this time, he has held executive management roles and has been involved in supermarket development/management, company restructuring and corporate development across several industries.

Noel currently holds a consultancy and advisory position with The Farmind Corporation, Japan and is a director of Asia Project Management Limited, Hong Kong.

Craig Godden

Director

Craig has been working in the payments industry for more than 30 years. Starting at Ingenico Australia after completing a Bachelor of Computer Science degree, Craig started developing the EFTPOS system for the Australian market before progressing to business development manager and then leading the Australian development team. A founder of PC-EFTPOS, which grew to become the largest supplier of integrated EFTPOS terminals in Australasia, Craig sold the business to private equity firm Potentia in 2019, rebranding as Linkly.

Craig remains on the board of Linkly and several other private fintech companies that he has invested in. He provides business and technology advice to help these companies grow and realise their potential.

Media

As people want to know more about how their food is produced and handled in the supply chain, Escavox attracts keen interest from many media outlets.

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