Meet our team.


Geodrones Australia is a Canberra-based company, specialising in bringing the latest in drone technologies and associated services to our community of business, government organisations and citizens. ​

We are fully credentialled. We are licensed by CASA to operate drones for commercial purposes and our drone pilots have individual CASA accreditations.​

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Jason Vella</strong></p>
<p>CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR</p>
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Jason is a Geomatics Engineer with a passion for Earth Sciences. Graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Surveying, majoring in GPS and Geodesy Jason has worked in the Offshore Oil and Gas industry before working for the Australian Department of Defence. Jason combined his passion for the Earth Sciences and drones in order to bring innovative solutions to Australia’s Defence Force.</p>

Jason Vella

CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR

Jason is a Geomatics Engineer with a passion for Earth Sciences. Graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Surveying, majoring in GPS and Geodesy Jason has worked in the Offshore Oil and Gas industry before working for the Australian Department of Defence. Jason combined his passion for the Earth Sciences and drones in order to bring innovative solutions to Australia’s Defence Force.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Jack Gooday</strong></p>
<p>ENGINEER</p>
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Jack is a mechatronics engineering graduate from the Australian National University in Canberra and specialises in unmanned systems design and prototyping. Jack is a key member of our Engineering Team.</p>

Jack Gooday

ENGINEER

Jack is a mechatronics engineering graduate from the Australian National University in Canberra and specialises in unmanned systems design and prototyping. Jack is a key member of our Engineering Team.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Callen Hardie</strong></p>
<p>MECHATRONICS ENGINEER</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">A recent Mechatronics Engineering graduate from Monash University, Callen led the university’s student rocket research group, Callen will apply his project and engineering knowledge in Geodrones.</p>

Callen Hardie

MECHATRONICS ENGINEER

A recent Mechatronics Engineering graduate from Monash University, Callen led the university’s student rocket research group, Callen will apply his project and engineering knowledge in Geodrones.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Glenn Alcock</strong></p>
<p>CO-FOUNDER, CEO</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">Glenn is a Mechatronics Engineer with extensive Defence and Defence Industry experience. As co-founder and CEO, Glenn leads Geodrones’ growth of genuine sovereign capability in the field of unmanned systems.</p>

Glenn Alcock

CO-FOUNDER, CEO

Glenn is a Mechatronics Engineer with extensive Defence and Defence Industry experience. As co-founder and CEO, Glenn leads Geodrones’ growth of genuine sovereign capability in the field of unmanned systems.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Shaun Lee</strong></p>
<p>INDUSTRIAL DESIGN</p>
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Shaun is a Mechanical Engineer who has continued his studies and is currently completing a Bachelor of Industrial Design. Shaun is currently our in house product design engineer and concept artist.</p>

Shaun Lee

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Shaun is a Mechanical Engineer who has continued his studies and is currently completing a Bachelor of Industrial Design. Shaun is currently our in house product design engineer and concept artist.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Jonathan Smith</strong></p>
<p>MECHANICAL ENGINEER</p>
<p style="text-align: center;"> Finalising his PhD remotely from the University of Strathclyde, specialising in metal additive manufacturing, Jonathan will apply his experience in mechanical design, manufacturing and engineering management in Geodrones.</p>

Jonathan Smith

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Finalising his PhD remotely from the University of Strathclyde, specialising in metal additive manufacturing, Jonathan will apply his experience in mechanical design, manufacturing and engineering management in Geodrones.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Pierson Moran</strong></p>
<p>CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER</p>
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Pierson is a Mechanical Engineer with interests in aircraft propulsion and computer systems. Pierson joined the Australian Regular Army and attended the Australian Defence Force Academy as a trainee Regimental Service Officer, graduating ADFA with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Pierson returned to civilian life in 2016 and has worked across a range of Defence projects as a contractor.</p>

Pierson Moran

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Pierson is a Mechanical Engineer with interests in aircraft propulsion and computer systems. Pierson joined the Australian Regular Army and attended the Australian Defence Force Academy as a trainee Regimental Service Officer, graduating ADFA with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Pierson returned to civilian life in 2016 and has worked across a range of Defence projects as a contractor.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Akshay Vithal</strong></p>
<p>AEROSPACE ENGINEER</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">A recent Aerospace Engineering graduate from The University of Sydney, Akshay’s role is to analyse Geodrones’ Aerial Vehicle design, performance, aerodynamics and stability.</p>

Akshay Vithal

AEROSPACE ENGINEER

A recent Aerospace Engineering graduate from The University of Sydney, Akshay’s role is to analyse Geodrones’ Aerial Vehicle design, performance, aerodynamics and stability.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Ayad Al Mahturi</strong></p>
<p>TEAM LEAD CONTROL / AVIONICS</p>
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Ayad is a Mechatronics Engineer with interests in machine learning and control systems. Ayad has received his Bachelor and Masters of Mechatronics. He has completed a PhD in Electrical Engineering with a special focus on self-learning control approaches for autonomous systems at the UNSW Canberra.</p>

Ayad Al Mahturi

TEAM LEAD CONTROL / AVIONICS

Ayad is a Mechatronics Engineer with interests in machine learning and control systems. Ayad has received his Bachelor and Masters of Mechatronics. He has completed a PhD in Electrical Engineering with a special focus on self-learning control approaches for autonomous systems at the UNSW Canberra.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Terence Wiseham</strong></p>
<p>MECHANICAL ENGINEER</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">Terence has a Bachelor of Mechanical and Materials System Engineering from the Australian National University with experience in building information modelling, design and manufacturing. Terence will lead a range of mechanical engineering projects with Geodrones.</p>

Terence Wiseham

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Terence has a Bachelor of Mechanical and Materials System Engineering from the Australian National University with experience in building information modelling, design and manufacturing. Terence will lead a range of mechanical engineering projects with Geodrones.

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