Learn about our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to help you Plan smarter and Fly sooner

Bevan Anderson

Bevan Anderson

Company Founder and Director

With a background in large Information Technology infrastructure programs, Bevan is a passionate aviator.

A private pilot with 23 years’ experience, with VFR, IFR and Commercial rating, Bevan’s vision for AvPlan began in 2010 when the Apple iPad was launched. Based on the concept of a self-updating flight plan – one that behaved like a paper plan, but linked to all manner of useful inflight information - the idea developed into AvPlan 1.0.

When he’s not running AvPlan and hanging out with other pilots talking all things aviation, Bevan enjoys spending time with his family . Bevan currently flies an A36 Bonanza and is learning to fly a Cirrus.

Simon Hackett

Simon Hackett

Shareholder and Technical Advisor

With a background in information technology and telecommunications, Simon Hackett is renowned for his passion of investing in dynamic and progressive start-up companies.

In November 2013, Simon made an investment in AvSoft, publically declaring the company ‘a brilliant intersection’ of his two biggest passions – technology and aviation. A convert to AvPlan from day one, Simon enjoys brainstorming with Bevan, providing ideas for AvPlan’s future direction.

Simon is the owner of a Stemme S10-VT Motor Glider and a PC-12NG.

Peter Derrick

Peter Derrick

Technology Manager

Peter has been working in the aviation IT industry for over 20 years delivering software and mission critical systems to an international client base that includes airlines, airports and aviation authorities. He has worked for leading aviation companies such as British Airways, Preston Aviation, Boeing and Jeppesen and brings with him a wealth of software development, aviation domain and business experience.

Peter has been an aviation enthusiast all of his life and enjoys all things aviation.

Edgar Olyerhoek

Edgar Olyerhoek

Software Developer

Originally from the Netherlands, Edgar studied computer science and gained employment developing military simulators.
When he moved to Australia, he fulfilled a lifelong dream, and become a pilot. He started with a RA-Aus pilot certificate, flying Foxbats on bush strips in WA, before achieving his PPL in 2016. Edgar is now working on his instrument rating.
Edgar is mostly involved in further developing the Android version of AvPlan EFB.

Kreisha Ballantyne

Kreisha Ballantyne

Customer Support

Kreisha is known for her passion and enthusiasm for aviation. A private pilot of just over 800 hours, she is currently working on her private instrument rating. Like Evan, she was introduced to flying via a TIF. Declaring it ‘love at first flight’ she went on to obtain her PPL in 2009.

With a background in journalism, she is currently a contributor to Australian Flying, Flight Safety Australia and is a digital editor at AOPA. Kreisha has been a committed user of AvPlan since its inception in 2011 and loves nothing more than demonstrating the app to new and current users.

Rebecca Penny

Rebecca Penny

Corporate Sales

Rebecca Penny holds a Bachelor of Business - Majoring in Marketing from QUT, with extensive aviation marketing experience and working in progressive roles over a number of years as a sales executive. Rebecca first joined the industry in 2004 as the Marketing Manager for Sunshine Express Airlines, then moved to Aeromil Pacific to head up marketing for the Cessna dealership. She has also been involved in the start up of Flight Options Advanced Training and Simulation and Pilot Academy and SJP Aviation Aircraft Sales. Most recently Rebecca has worked for Cirrus Aircraft Australia and New Zealand as a Sales and Marketing Manager and Business Development Representative - Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. While not a pilot, Rebecca is passionate about all aspects of the aviation industry and loves jumping in the right hand seat for a fly at any opportunity.

Welcome! This is our dedicated Team. Did we say that we would love to work with you? So dont be shy, get in touch!

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