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.

Rochelle Brown

Rochelle Brown

Project Manager

An enthusiastic right hand seat pilot, Rochelle enjoys the convenience and romance of flight in light aircraft. A keen traveller, Rochelle has lived in numerous countries, working in both government and not-for-profit sectors in project management roles. As the AvPlan office manager, Rochelle coordinates the logistics of staff, events, payroll and travel.

In her spare time, Rochelle loves reading, travelling, good food and great company. Her most memorable flight was flying to and around New Zealand in a Bonanza.

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. He’s now working on his PPL.
Edgar is mostly involved in further developing the Android version of AvPlan EFB.

Evan Schoo

Evan Schoo

Customer Support

Evan grew up in Gippsland, Victoria and graduated from Melbourne University with a Music Degree in the early 2000s. Since graduation, he has served with The Australian Army and Victoria Police as a musician/public relations/online content manager. Evan also runs a small photography business.

Evan began his flying journey in 2007, after a TIF gifted to him by his wife. He began training straight after and counts flying to Port Fairy and landing alongside the beach as amongst his most memorable flights. His passion is introducing new people to the joys of personal aviation.

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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