Our Team

Dion McCurdy Founder and Managing Director Dion is our democracy and politics expert and one of the main drivers of NewVote. He has degrees in political science, psychology and law. He has managed a small business and is a practising solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Dion McCurdy
Founder and Managing Director

Dion is our democracy and politics expert and one of the main drivers of NewVote. He has degrees in political science, psychology and law. He has managed a small business and is a practising solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Hamish Pratt Founder and Director Hamish is the public face of NewVote. He has degrees in journalism and acting. He also manages his family agricultural business in Georgetown, rural South Australia.

Hamish Pratt
Founder and Director

Hamish is the public face of NewVote. He has degrees in journalism and acting. He also manages his family agricultural business in Georgetown, rural South Australia.

Tom Wensley Director and Head of Partnerships Tom is our nonprofits expert. He has degrees in political science, sociology and law. He is also currently the Brisbane area manager of AIME (the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience).

Tom Wensley
Director and He
ad of Partnerships

Tom is our nonprofits expert. He has degrees in political science, sociology and law. He is also currently the Brisbane area manager of AIME (the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience).

 
Helen Stump Founder and Graphic Designer Helen is a practising, qualified graphic designer with Alleyoop Group. A dynamic thinker and talented artist, she brings the NewVote brand to life.

Helen Stump
Founder and Graphic Designer

Helen is a practising, qualified graphic designer with Alleyoop Group. A dynamic thinker and talented artist, she brings the NewVote brand to life.

Patrick Orme ACT Speaker Pat has a wealth of experience from his time in nonprofits. He is currently a Senior Officer at Reconciliation Australia and NewVote's man on the ground in Canberra.

Patrick Orme
ACT Speaker

Pat has a wealth of experience from his time in nonprofits. He is currently a Senior Officer at Reconciliation Australia and NewVote's man on the ground in Canberra.

Monique Proud Indigenous Advisor Monique is a Principal Consultant and Director at Positive Social Solutions. She thrives on co-delivering meaningful projects and strategies that resonate closely with her values and are strongly focused on positive social impact.

Monique Proud
Indigenous Advisor

Monique is a Principal Consultant and Director at Positive Social Solutions. She thrives on co-delivering meaningful projects and strategies that resonate closely with her values and are strongly focused on positive social impact.

 
Rohan Richards Chief Technology Officer Rohan is a software developer with Quartermoon Designs where he has built countless apps. He built the majority of our prototype and will now oversee the development of NewVote's iOS and Android apps.

Rohan Richards
Chief Technology Officer

Rohan is a software developer with Quartermoon Designs where he has built countless apps. He built the majority of our prototype and will now oversee the development of NewVote's iOS and Android apps.

Daniel Nuttall Software Developer Daniel is a coder. He wouldn't let us say anything more than that.

Daniel Nuttall
Software Developer

Daniel is a coder. He wouldn't let us say anything more than that.

Harsh Pandya Software Developer Harsh is a software developer, passionate about open source projects that aim to improve the human condition through the use of technology. He is currently working for ThoughtWorks Australia.

Harsh Pandya
Software Developer

Harsh is a software developer, passionate about open source projects that aim to improve the human condition through the use of technology. He is currently working for ThoughtWorks Australia.

 
Jay Agrawal IT Advisor Jay is a software engineer at ISW. He was the early designer of our prototype and he provides high-level support for our IT team.


Jay Agrawal
IT Advisor

Jay is a software engineer at ISW. He was the early designer of our prototype and he provides high-level support for our IT team.

Sean Magin UX / UI Lead Sean is a front end web designer,  passionate about designing Engaging Interactive User Experiences for the Web.

Sean Magin
UX / UI Lead

Sean is a front end web designer,  passionate about designing Engaging Interactive User Experiences for the Web.

Sally Aldridge Business Advisor Sally is a Product Manager in the San Fransisco area. She is a lean startup and design thinking practitioner and likes to play in the intersection of engineering, design and business.

Sally Aldridge
Business Advisor

Sally is a Product Manager in the San Fransisco area. She is a lean startup and design thinking practitioner and likes to play in the intersection of engineering, design and business.

 
Juanita Wheeler Marketing Strategist Juanita is Managing Director at Full & Frank,  Licensee at TEDxBrisbane and TEDx Speaker. Juanita is a strategic consultant specialising in nonprofits.

Juanita Wheeler
Marketing Strategist

Juanita is Managing Director at Full & Frank,  Licensee at TEDxBrisbane and TEDx Speaker. Juanita is a strategic consultant specialising in nonprofits.

Claudia Estrada Design Innovation Claudia is an Economist with Master studies in Marketing and International Business. She has worked for Citibank, Deloitte Access Economics and is currently at the Design Innovation Research Centre (DIRC) at the University of Technology Sydney. She is passionate about social change and believes that NewVote is a great tool to enhance democracy. 

Claudia Estrada
Design Innovation


Claudia is an Economist with Master studies in Marketing and International Business. She has worked for Citibank, Deloitte Access Economics and is currently at the Design Innovation Research Centre (DIRC) at the University of Technology Sydney. She is passionate about social change and believes that NewVote is a great tool to enhance democracy. 

 
 
Riley King Researcher in Law Riley is a student of political science and law. He is concerned about reducing the democratic deficit in Australia. 

Riley King
Researcher in Law

Riley is a student of political science and law. He is concerned about reducing the democratic deficit in Australia. 

John Hooke Researcher in Politics John has a degree in political science and philosophy from UQ and is passionate about getting young people to care about governance. He works from our ACT branch and researchs issues to be added to NewVote.

John Hooke
Researcher in Politics

John has a degree in political science and philosophy from UQ and is passionate about getting young people to care about governance. He works from our ACT branch and researchs issues to be added to NewVote.