We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to transform individuals and communities, to create economic opportunities, and to address global challenges.

Our Team

The founding directors of Unearthed each have had successful careers in the resources industry as well as founding their own tech startups. We are committed entrepreneurs who understand the resources sector first hand.

Unearthed Solution Staff - Zane Prickett

Zane is a leading contributor to the growing resources innovation community. He is a Founding Director of StartupWA, and a Director of CORE Resources Innovation Hub. Zane also founded two startups focused on the use of large geoscience and operation datasets in Oil & Gas applications. Previously, Zane worked in a variety of roles around the world with Schlumberger.

Unearthed Solution Staff - Justin Strharsky

Justin is recognized as a leader in technology innovation in the resources industry. His writing on innovation in the resources sector has been published by the Australian Financial Review and the Journal of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Justin previously worked in the Silicon Valley, for both a large network computing company and one of the first companies commercializing artificial intelligence.

Unearthed Solution Staff - Paul Lucey

Paul is CEO of Project 412, a startup delivering autonomous vehicle systems to the mining industry. He is non-executive Director of METS Ignited, an Australian Federal Government initiative into innovation in the mining sector. Paul was formerly Group Head of Technology and Innovation at Gold Fields.

Unearthed Solution Staff - Holly Bridgwater

Holly has over 9 years of experience in the resources sector, as both a geologist and technical manager. She now assists our industry partners to leverage the power of the crowd through international competitions.

Unearthed Solution Staff - Bill Withers

Bill is founder of both Acquire Technology Solutions and Adapt by Design. His passion is organisational sustainability. Bill is a trusted advisor to many companies, where he helps entrepreneurs and company leaders build sustainable organizations based on adaptive business principles, where fairness to all stakeholders is an aspiration.

Unearthed Solution Staff - Ben Dougherty

Ben has been writing code and delivering web solutions of all sizes for over 10 years. He is a passionate Open Source contributor and has been recognised as a top contributor to the Drupal project.

Unearthed Solutions Staff - Matt Burns - Technology

With a rich background in the energy and technology space, Matt works closely with our industry partners, collaborating with them on the toughest industry obstacles to create the next major crowd-sourced solution. Driving sustainable outcomes, improved safety and increasing revenue are just some of the touch-points Matt maintains, as he goes about identifying and driving real industry growth.

Unearthed Solutions Staff - Holly Little - Community and Engagement

Holly takes the lead on Communication and Engagement, bridging the gap between our industry partners and one of the largest communities of data scientists, machine learning experts, and mining and energy specialists. Bringing each of our digital challenges to life, Holly brings her expertise in digital and business together to produce unique, measured communication strategies, amalgamating industry obstacles with powerful crowd-sourced solutions. 

Unearthed Solutions Staff - Carla Marinescu - Digital

Carla is our padawan front end developer, maintaining and optimising both our Industry and Innovator portals. When she isn’t coding, Carla contributes exceptional design work to Unearthed team and is steadily mastering React. Carla is exercising her passion for User Experience and User Interface design to ensure our industry partners and community members benefit from a streamlined and efficient digital service offering.