Our team

Alister-Coleman-Board-Member-Visionary-Machines
  • Alister Coleman

    Alister is the founder and Managing Partner of Folklore Ventures, an early-stage Australian venture capital firm investing in ANZ software and advanced technology startups.

Prof Ian Reid
  • Prof Ian Reid
    Scientific Advisor

    Internationally renowned expert in computer vision. The senior researcher at Australia’s premier Vision Research Lab at the University of Adelaide. Previously research leader in the Oxford Active Vision Lab.

Mark Paulson
  • Mark Paulson
    Principal Intellectual Property Advisor

    Internationally renowned expert in intellectual property, patents, patent litigation and procurement, design patents, world-wide IP strategies, technology agreements, licensing, tech-driven joint ventures. Ex-Senior Partner at Jones Day, DC.

Gary Aitchison CEO
  • Gary Aitchison
    Chief Executive Officer

    Founder. Serial entrepreneur, building and leading high-tech engineering companies in Australia, US and Asia.

Dr Rhys Newman
  • Dr Rhys Newman
    Chief Scientific Officer

    Founder. Computer vision, machine learning, multiple high-tech start-ups in the UK and Australia.

Dr Samson Lee
  • Dr Samson Lee
    Manager Advanced Products

    Founder. Computer vision, machine learning, image processing and hardware.

Rupert Reeve
  • Rupert Reeve
    Manager Planning and IP

    High-tech product delivery, 3D multi-camera systems and IP curation.

Steve Nola
  • Steve Nola

    Technology leader with over 35 years experience in building culture-driven global businesses and commercialising intellectual property. Strategic advisor and board member for several tech companies.

Ian Davis
  • Ian Davis

    Technology executive with 20 years of experience as a business consultant to large multinationals and early-stage ventures.

Adam Atkins CSO Visionary Machines
  • Adam Atkins
    Chief Strategy Officer

    Experienced strategist and sales executive. Ecosystem and partner execution. Extensive Defence background. Veteran.