Management Team
Chief Operating Officer

Sonia is an experienced leader in technology enabled businesses, having been a CEO and leader of both sales and operations divisions across different sectors including aviation, energy and childcare sectors.

Sonia has been integral in the development of OneAlpha as the leading slot coordination and airport capacity management software in the world by combining extensive aviation and slot coordination experience with software development expertise.

Vice President Global Business Development

Carl is known to many in the global aviation industry, having spent the last 15 years in senior airport management roles. Prior to joining OneAlpha, Carl was the SVP Aviation Development at Brisbane, and before that spent 5 years at Vancouver Airport and 7 years at Melbourne Airport leading the Aviation Business Development teams to record growth.

Carl is no stranger to the IATA SLOTs community, having attended SLOTS conferences for over a decade, and being part of the hosting teams for SLOTS conferences in Melbourne (2010), Vancouver (2015 and 2018) and most recently Brisbane (2019).

Carl is responsible for OneAlpha’s business development and looks forward to sharing the OneAlpha software platform with the worlds slot coordinators and airports.

Chief Technology Officer

Tim comes to OneAlpha Technologies with over 30 years Information Technology experience. Tim originally studied electronic engineering in the Royal Australian Navy but moved into Software engineering after leaving the Navy in the mid 1980’s.

Tim has deep technical expertise in multiple computer languages and disciplines having worked for Borland Software as a leading developer of Compilers for 10 years and for more than 4 years at a leading Database tools manufacturer, Quest Software. During his time at Borland Software, Tim was a regular speaker at industry conventions in Australia, the US and the UK, as well as a regular contributor to industry magazines and whitepapers.

Tim has spent the last 15 years leading teams and designing systems and remains very hands on. He likes nothing more than being elbows deep in the codebase alongside his team, however his extensive experience coupled with his passion for staying current and keeping up with best practices (especially in the cloud computing space) makes him a very effective CTO.

Senior Developer

Chris is a multi-talented, highly innovative and adaptable software developer with over 15 years’ experience. Chris has extensive experience with Microsoft technologies include .NET Core, MVC, Web API and Azure, experience with modern front-end frameworks including Angular and React, along with experience developing the full range through software, firmware and hardware on Desktop, Web and Mobile.

Chris is currently a Senior Developer for OneAlpha Technologies responsible for developing and maintaining the innovative OneAlpha software solutions making airport coordination and capacity management easier.

Developer

Jake Westrip is a true full-stack developer – he has extensive experience with Microsoft .NET and Azure ecosystems, front-end frameworks including Angular and Blazor, Linux systems administration and a varied array of database systems including Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, Neo4j and InfluxDB.

Jake brings an ultra-modern and progressive perspective combined with a sharp focus on innovation to his current position as a Senior Developer for OneAlpha Technologies, where he is responsible for developing and maintaining OneAlpha software solutions.

Operations Specialist

Matthew has 10 years’ experience in the aviation industry working a variety of flight and airport operations and client service management roles. Matt’s role at OneAlpha is to provide exceptional customer and operational support to our global clients.

Matt’s focus is to help our clients get the most out of your infrastructure and teams in using OneAlpha’s software platform, including reducing repetitive coordination administrative tasks and analysis, and streamline communication with your airlines.

Our Board Team
Chairman

John is an experienced private equity & venture capital investor and hands-on Chairman & Director. He has a proven business development track record across a wide range of industries and situations. This includes IPO’s, public markets, acquisitions, debt and equity fundraising, start-ups, corporate reorganisation, debt restructuring and management team development.

John has worked for UK investor 3i and investment bank Rothschild, where he was principal lead in over 30 LBO and development capital transactions in the UK, SE Asia, Australia & New Zealand. He has direct executive experience in over 100 private equity transactions and has driven many companies through the investment cycle to exit.
From 2006 – 2020 John was Chairman of Gentrack Ltd, and its subsidiary Veovo which is a leading provider of airport management software.  John is currently the Chairman of a number of private SaaS businesses.

John originally trained as an engineer with Jaguar Cars and has a Masters Degree in Engineering and Management from Birmingham University.

Board Member

Ernst has 60 years’ experience in aviation, specializing in scheduling and slot coordination. Ernst spent much of his career as CEO of Airport Coordination Australia, and key contributing member of the IATA and world slot coordination community.

Ernst’s expertise has been integral in developing OneAlpha as the leading slot coordination and airport capacity management software.

Ernst is recognised internationally as one of the world’s most respected experts in airport/airline slot design and scheduling. This achievement has been recognised through his leadership and membership of a number of international aviation scheduling committees including:

  • 1981 – 2015 member of the IATA Scheduling Procedures Committee, later Joint Slot Advisory Group (JSAG). Ernst was Chairman of JSAG from 1987 to 1997. His chairmanship was marked by a significant improvement in international slot design and airline scheduling.
  • 1988 – 1997 Executive member of IATA Congestion Task Force and member of Executive Board of the Air Transport Action Group on Worldwide Airport Capacity and Facilitation issues.
  • 1981 – 2015 Member of National Facilitation Committee Australia (NFAL).
  • 2007 Coordination of Slot allocations for APEC Leader Meeting Sydney.

Ernst Krolke remains archive in the industry as a highly respected aviation consultant, world leader in airline slots design and scheduling, and OneAlpha Board member.

Board Member

Wendy is a former company founder, investor, advisor, and Non-Executive Director contributing knowledge, capital, and connections to mid-market and emerging ventures. Her professional background includes 25 years’ experience in People and Culture leadership across a number of Industries.

Wendy is actively involved in the early-stage and innovation eco-system, as an advisor, investor and Board member, and manages a portfolio of early-stage ventures for her family fund. Wendy also Chairs her family philanthropic foundation.

Board Member

With 20 years’ experience in managing businesses in Financial Markets and Banking, Amanda is now leveraging this experience as an advisor and Director to several companies. Amanda has invested in 20+ ventures and is an active board member and consultant to some of these companies.

Amanda’s experience in the finance sector includes Responsible Manager accountabilities, Investment Committee membership and bank subsidiary Board Directorship.

Amanda has an MBA, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and completed the VC Catalyst Course at The Wade Institute.

Board Member

Frank is a senior executive and architect with over 22 years of technology industry experience in the education, airline and engineering vertical markets across both the private and government sectors.

Frank is currently CEO of Playtime Solutions which specializes in building award-winning platform solutions in Banking and Finance, Airlines, Publishing and Media, Professional Services, Engineering, Utilities, Ecommerce, and Government Frank is a highly energised and productive individual who promotes great communication and a sense of team to ensure all members belong and support each other’s work growth and learning. He believes value in software is created not just by what people know and do but also by their relationships and what they accomplish together.

He is passionate about lean work practices that promote excellent application of programming techniques; clear communication; and teamwork and delivery Frank welcomes opportunities to work in a highly professional, focussed and successful operation with motivated individuals. Alternately, he has experience as a change agent, and would also be keen to lead or be part of a programme of changing an organisation to best practice.

Board Member

Peter is currently the Chief Technology Officer, and one of the founders, of Playtime Solutions.
At Playtime we play in the application modernisation space helping clients along their digital transformation journey.

We assist by, not only providing expertise around the Advisory, Design, Build and Delivery of bespoke, cloud-based business systems, along with analytics/key insights, that give our clients a clear competitive advantage. But also, by mentoring and uplifting internal teams/resources, to guide and prepare them for today’s business & technology challenges.

Peter previously worked 20+ years for multiple companies using Microsoft technologies. During that time Peter worked across a range of industries ranging including banking, aviation, government departments to gaming, e-commerce, resource and mining, media, sports and retail.

Peter’s experience in these industries has allowed him the opportunity to gain experience and skillsets such as Solutions Design/Architecture, .NET and Database Development, Team Leading, User Training, Mentoring, Project Management, and Dev Ops.

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