Our Team

We’ve assembled a talented bunch of people with expertise in software engineering, data analytics, user experience design, privacy, and general problem-solving. 

We’re focused on delivering our crimefighters a solution that is effective to the problems of today and tomorrow.

CEO and a co-founder of Auror, Phil is responsible for the business and management operations. A reformed lawyer who specialised in intellectual property and privacy law, Phil gave up the corporate dream to become part of a startup seeking to tackle the global problem of crime. 

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

Phil Thomson

Founder & Co-CEO

Tom's role covers many areas including product strategy, customer success, and marketing. He left his career as a management consultant and is enjoying the challenge of building a mission-oriented company from the ground up.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."

Tom Batterbury

Founder & Co-CEO

A key member of our development team, James is responsible for building the software magic that runs the Auror platform. Drawing on his invaluable experience from Xero, James and the development team work to deliver new features and software updates for our users.

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”

James Corbett

Founder & Developer

Rob leads the Auror engineering team, guiding the technical strategy, architecture design and managing the day-to-day aspects of creating a world-class crime prevention software platform. He has previously led the technical teams at other high-growth companies, most recently heading up the development team at PushPay.

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.”

Rob Fonseca-Ensor

Director of Engineering

Ellen Dick

Community Manager

Andrew Leighton

Business Development Manager

Kevin Ptak

Content & Communications Manager

Lucas Chan Andreassend

Community Intelligence Analyst

James Freeman


Charlotte Nield

Customer Success Specialist

Alister Coyne

Product Designer

Alix Klingenberg

Software Developer

Jacob Tseng

Senior Developer

Daniil Samoylov

Software Developer

Fallon Savery

VP of Customer

Laura Murphy

Graphic Designer

Betty Yin

Software Developer

Molly & Sarge

Office Crime Dogs


Danny Gilligan


Danny is a Managing Partner of Reinventure. He's worked at the intersection between startups and corporates for the most part of 20 years. He specialises in disruptive data driven business models making him a great guide for Auror.

Sam Morgan


Sam was the founder of TradeMe and formerly a director of global accounting software giant, Xero. He’s an investor in Auror and serves as a great role model for the Auror Team drawing on his vast experiences in scaling businesses.

Andrew Dyer


Andrew is an experienced executive, chairman and company director and serves on a number of boards. He is helping us to hit the ground running in the Australian market.

Geoff Lawrie


Geoff is an independent director and advisor, specialising in the Hi-Tech sector. His previous executive roles include the New Zealand CEO of Microsoft and Cisco Systems.

Ken Lay


Ken Lay is the former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police. His extensive background in law enforcement guides Auror’s approach to developing partnerships with Police.

Kirsti Grant


Kirsti has a decade of experience in the recuitment industry and is the co-founder and CEO of Populate. She’s helping Auror find and retain the talent we need to scale and fight crime around the world.

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