Ben Welch, Head of Product Development
In my role, I oversee the development team and product strategy to develop innovative but relevant software solutions. What I like most about the work is the people because it is the people that make a business successful. I find working in teams and overcoming problems is the most rewarding part.

My area of expertise is in application development and management. So what this means is having come from a programming background of building ERP systems I know how to get the most from the systems we work with.

I love sports and being active. In particular, I have played three codes of football, I play tennis, cricket and basketball and love running and mountain biking. So during the week, I am inside but by the weekend it is all about getting outside and active.

The downside of having such an active lifestyle is that I have injured almost every joint in my body. This means I have been to a lot of physio’s and through this have learnt a lot about how the body works.

With my love of the outdoors, I decided in 2015 to do the 100km Oxfam charity hike which was held in Brisbane. I did the hike over 2 days with only small breaks and no sleep. The hike was through Mt Glorious, Mt Nebo and Mt Cootha. Lots of hills and winding roads. Getting to the finish line felt really good and I am proud that I completed this.

I have also hiked the Cradle Mountain summit and back from Dove Lake in 5 hours. I had to smash it out as the rest of my family didn’t want to join. It was a very beautiful location and I am glad that I did it. The next adventure that I dare to dream about is Base Camp and also South America’s Patagonia.