Our Team

Sandra Hordern

Managing Director

Sandra’s our specialist number cruncher, with a devotion to financial detail that ensures nothing get missed in this crucial area of business management.

She has a Diploma of Accounting and a solid professional background as a Legal Secretary and PA in a prominent law firm, Conveyancer, Bookkeeper and Trust Account Authority.

William Buchanan

Development Manager

William has over 20 years’ experience in software development, the majority of which has been spent in the engineering and automation space. He has a background in Electronics Engineering, and has almost 10 years in IT Management under his belt. He has a Bachelor of Computing Science from the University of Stirling in Scotland.

Cale Banfield

Software Developer

Cale manages Java and Spring Development, Quality Assurance and Systems Administration and co-ordinates the activities of the rest of the software team.

He has a Bachelor of Information Technology, Majoring in Software Development and Applications from the University of Newcastle.

Ricki Southgate

Implementation, Training and Field Services

Rick has over 20 years hands-on experience in conveyor maintenance, starting out as a Fitter then progressing to Shutdown Supervisor, Maintenance Co-ordinator, Condition Monitoring Co-ordinator and Area Manager for Conveyor Service Companies.

He spent almost a decade working in the Bowen Basin, North Queensland, before joining PDS in 2016.

Andrew Morphett

Client Support Consultant

Andrew’s key role is to deliver timely client support by managing support tickets through our dedicated help desk. He also maintains our product knowledge resource area so that clients can easily access up-to-date information on product features and training.

He is highly experienced in software development, including project management, testing, implementation and support.

Richard Bartlett

Senior Reliability Engineer

Richard has over 20 years experience in Design, Engineering and Reliability.

He’s worked across the offshore, manufacturing and mining industries, most recently at Rio Tinto Paraburdoo and Roy Hill.

His key area of expertise is the reduction of downtime and maximisation of uptime through effective asset condition monitoring processes.

Richard Cordero

Lead iOS Developer

Richard is responsible for front-end development and design of our iOS application. He has previous experience working for Samsung and is instrumental in building a solid user experience for our mobile users. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of the Philippines.

Cicci Miranda

Android Developer

Cicci is responsible for the front-end development and design of our Android application. She has previous experience working for Google on internal applications and works in our mobile application team. She has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, is a Google Qualified Developer and an Oracle Certified Professional.

Jonathan Martin

Strategic Investor Partner

Peter McCurdy

Founder / Visionary

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Simi Kurup

Senior Software Tester

Simi is responsible for the Quality Control process for PDS software, by planning QC activities and testing prior to release. Simi holds a Master's degree in Computer Applications and is a Certified Software tester. She has more than 8 years experience in manual and automation testing principally in the highly demanding aviation industry.

Cathy Carruthers

Administration Accounts Payroll

Cathy manages the general administartive funtions of PDS as well as Accounts payable and recievable. She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. Cathy has 21 years experience  of accounting holding a variety of positions in the automotive and events management industries.