Leadership Team

Dr Colin Bonner,
Managing Director & Co-founder

BE (Elec, 1st Hons), BSc, PhD (UNSW)

Colin is responsible for the engineering, research, new product development and commercialisation of our state-of-the-art technologies and inventions such as CloudCAM, SodarF3D and DataVOLT. His knowledge and expertise is well recognised and sought out by both government and private sectors worldwide.

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Kathy Danaher,

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor in Marine Biology (Hons), Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA Australia).

Kathy has over 30 years’ financial and business management experience in resource and energy markets including oil, base metals and renewable energy development. She has served as a company director across multiple industries including metal refining, road and marine logistics, as well as for the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) reliability panel. Kathy an executive director of Epuron (Fulcrum3D shareholder), Vice Chairwoman of Epuron parent company Ark Energy Corporation Pty Ltd and a director of Townsville Enterprise, a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates regional economic development in North Queensland.

Dr Martin Poole,

BA, M.Eng (Cantab)), PhD, USyd

Bringing over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, Martin is a Fulcrum3D Co-founder and Advisor. He is also a Co-founder and Advisor of Epuron Pty Ltd and has previously worked for various energy and renewable energy companies in Australia and the UK. He is a former Director of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney.

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Paul Copestake,
Head of International Markets

BEng (Hons) Engineering Manufacture & Management Mechanical Engineering

Paul leads our international market development. He has a deep understanding and hands-on experience with our technology from concept, system design, commissioning, installation, operation and ongoing support. Paul works closely with clients to understand the objectives and issues, and ultimately provide high quality and dependable Fulcrum3D products and services that meet or exceed the specifications. Paul works with the delivery team to ensure we meet changing and challenging project needs that can confound others.

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Jo Hume,
General Manager

BEng (Hons) Mechanical, MEng (UNSW)

Jo has over 20 years engineering and commercial experience across the energy and sustainable development sectors. She has strong experience in investment strategy, analysis and management and has completed evaluation and due diligence on energy companies and technologies with valuations from $10 million to $10billion. Previous company roles include Southern Cross Venture Partners where Jo was a venture partner as well as positions at AGL, CVC and running the NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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Simon Rigling,
Business Development Manager

PGDip, Business Administration & Management (Macquarie University); Cert. III in Electrotechnology – Electrician

Simon has over 20 years’ experience across the energy and resources sectors working in senior sales and marketing roles. A commercial leader with broad manufacturing exposure, he is experienced working in agile, fast paced environments and strives to ensure client centricity pervades all organisational processes.

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Joel Griffiths,
Operations Project Manager

Bachelor of Engineering - BE, Environmental Engineering

Joel leads our project delivery. He is an engineer with a proven track record in planning and leading complex, multi-year projects through all stages of the project lifecycle, ensuring high quality deliverables and full stakeholder satisfaction. Joel has a key focus on quality and safety and is a skilled, measured and strategic problem solver with strong commercial capability and experience.

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Simone Lutz,
North American Business Development

BA, Political Science (Kalamazoo College)

Simone leads our North American sales, business development, and market strategy. She has primarily worked on wind and solar projects with a variety of stakeholders including developers, investors, and governments. With experience in the U.S., Australia, and Asia, she excels at managing complex, fast paced projects across jurisdictions and time zones with a critical eye for detail and excellent communication skills. She strives to build a relationship with customers and work with them to achieve their desired commercial outcomes. She is pursuing her Executive MBA in Energy / Renewables at the University of Oklahoma starting in 2022.

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