Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Graham Grant

As Seequent’s CEO, Graham is focussed on business growth and performance, driving new business opportunities and a range of core business functions.

He brings leadership, commercial and operational experience from multiple geographies, sectors and functions. These include financial services, renewable energy, international charter shipping and forest management, holding roles in Australia, UK and New Zealand. He gained a first-class honours degree in Forestry Science from Canterbury University, MBA and Diploma in Management Consulting from Leeds UK. His connection with Canterbury University continues as Chairman of the MBA board.

Chief Financial Officer

Philip Keith

Philip joined Seequent following a 15-year investment banking career with Morgan Stanley in London and Singapore.  He advised on transactions across all sectors but in particular the natural resources sector, where he worked with Rio Tinto, Glencore, Anglo American, AngloGold-Ashanti, and many others.  In 2014, Philip joined a New Zealand investment bank before joining Seequent in 2019 as Head of Corporate Development.

Philip previously worked at the New Zealand Treasury and in the Beehive as Economic Advisor to the New Zealand Minister of Finance.  Philip has Commerce and Law degrees from the University of Auckland.

Chief Revenue Officer

Daniel Wallace

Daniel is Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for driving sales, market, and channel development at Seequent

Daniel joined Seequent in 2017 as General Manager of the Civil & Environmental division. He brings over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, including executive roles with Trimble in both start-up and large established business units. He has global executive experience in strategy, business performance, marketing, sales and general management, having built and led teams from inception to many hundreds in size.
Daniel has an MBA from the University of Colorado and Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Surveying degrees from Otago University, New Zealand.

Chief Technology Officer

James Lawton

James joined the Seequent team in 2019. Prior to that he spent 4 years as a CTO / CPO in SaaS automotive service software and telematics, 14 years at Siemens Enterprise Communications (now Unify) in a variety of roles in architecture and software development, product management, professional services, and support and operations. 4 years at a start up and 4 years at IBM.

He started his career as a Project Geologist and worked on numerous geological exploration projects in Canada and Guyana. James gained a B.Sc. (hons) in Geological Sciences from Ontario’s Queen’s University.

Acting Chief Customer Officer

Issa Breibish

Issa Breibish is the Acting Chief Customer Officer at Seequent, having joined the organisation in 2017.

Before joining Seequent, Issa spent his career designing human-focused solutions that enhance how people work and change the way businesses operate. He’s founded successful start-ups and worked at Fortune 500 companies, helping firms of all sizes understand how people and technology intersect. His experience spans technology start-ups, e-commerce, geoscience tech, creative agencies, enterprise search, and telecom at the likes of Adobe, Verity/HP and Corbis, to name a few.

Seequent’s brand direction, design, content strategy, UX/UI, digital, marketing and customer success initiatives fall under Issa’s purview.

General Counsel

Emma Warwick

In loving memory
30 May 1977 - 24 May 2021
Emma was a deeply admired colleague and aspirational leader.

Emma joined Seequent as General Counsel in 2016. With a background in technology law and experience as a senior lawyer in New Zealand, Scotland and London, she brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role.

Her strength, intelligence and fierce determination was tempered with unwavering kindness, compassion and humour, and endeared her to our global Seequent family.

Emma’s passions extended beyond her professionalism. Her family and friends meant the world to her, and her adventurous spirit took her to many places.

She was an inspiration to us all and will be greatly missed.

Executive Adjutant

Phil Ohs

Phil Ohs has filled the role of Executive Adjutant for Seequent since June 2016. As Executive Adjutant Phil is responsible for facilitation of the various Executive Governance forums and oversight of Strategic projects for the business.

Prior to joining Seequent Phil’s career was in the Telecommunications domain; initially for Telecom NZ and then for IBM New Zealand for 20 years. Within IBM Phil’s roles encompassed Product Development, Systems Implementation, Key Account Management and Sales. His most recent role at IBM was Head of the Communications Sector for New Zealand.

Chief People Officer

Lisa Wall

Lisa Wall, Chief People Officer, joined the Seequent team in 2017. She brings nearly two decades of diverse human resources experience to the team. With a background in operations management, a psychology degree from Dalhousie University, and Human Resource Management at Mount Royal University and London Business School.

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, she held leadership and consulting roles in technical and executive search before joining the Human Resources team of one of the world’s largest energy companies to experience recruitment and talent management from the inside. These comprehensive roles allowed her to gain valuable expertise through her involvement in large-scale workforce strategic planning, HR process and policy design, job evaluation, training program development, career management, and recruitment leadership. As Chief People Officer, it's Lisa's mandate to foster a world-class place for people to do their best work together.

Executive Vice President - Asia Pacific

Nick Fogarty

Nick Fogarty is Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific.
Leading this region, Nick brings dynamic leadership, vision, and Strategic business practice to ensure ongoing growth in this region.

Nick joined Seequent in 2013 during which time he was responsible for developing Seequent’s business in Brazil. Nick then held the roles of Regional Director Latin America, Global Sales and Channel Director, and in 2016 he was appointed GM of the global Mining and Minerals business. A qualified solicitor by training, Nick has 15 years of experience advising on and implementing international sales and marketing initiatives and in 2015 was awarded a New Zealand Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship to study at the London Business School.

Nick is currently a trust board member at Medbury School.

Executive Vice President - North America

Iain McLean

Iain McLean has extensive business experience in senior management positions in a wide range of technology companies.

Developing hardware, software and service solutions, these enterprises operated in markets ranging from alternative energy to local government and from healthcare to the mining industry. Most recently he was Vice President, Americas for Gemcom Software, both before and after their acquisition by Dassault Systèmes and Chief Operating Officer for MineSense Technologies. Iain was a member of the Board of Directors of Platinum Group Metals Ltd from 2000 to 2020.

Iain holds a BSc degree in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Committed to lifelong learning he also holds a BA in Archaeology from the University of Leicester and most recently completed (2016) an M.Phil in Egyptology from Cambridge University. His research has focused on Pharaonic Gold Mining.

Throughout his career in technology companies, he has been involved in complex ‘go to market’ activities and has focused on creating strong teams to implement strategic plans.

Executive Vice President - Latin America

Ana Cristina Chaves

Ana Cristina Chaves is the Regional Vice-President for Seequent LAM where she leads the regional team of 30+ geoscientists, commercial and administration people, serving local clients in several industries and countries.

With more than 30 years of experience working with geoscientific data, technology and services related to the Earth Sciences, most recently Ana Cristina was the Managing Director for the Geosoft office in Latin America, working with similar services and solutions for the regional customers for Mining, Government, Energy and Environmental sectors.

She started her career as a Systems Analyst, processing geophysical data at BP Minerals in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Executive Vice President, EMEA

Colin Hay

Leading the regional team, and with extensive breadth of leadership and commercial experience, his focus is on scaling profitable growth, deep customer engagement and operational performance.

Joining Seequent in July 2020, Colin brings over 20 years experience across a variety of B2B technology sectors and stages. Lucky to have worked across Asia, and the US, his depth of exposure is across the EMEA region. The last 10 years has seen Colin engaged in PE technology companies, and latterly was VP Europe for a high-growth SaaS customer-experience platform.

Building on a first career in the British Army, Colin has a focus on teams, leadership and execution, and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Senior Vice President, Geotechnical Solutions

Paul Grunau

Paul leads the geotechnical analysis group, with a focus on driving growth and building high-performance teams to connect innovation with customer needs.
Joining Seequent in 2019, as part of the GEOSLOPE acquisition, Paul brings over 30 years of software expertise to the business. He held integral roles at GEOSLOPE including product development team leader, Board member and, from 2014, CEO.
Paul attained a B.Sc. in Computational Science (Great Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from Queen’s University, Canada.