THE URBANISE STORY
We create innovative products as life is better with automation
Why We Want to Urbanise the World
At Urbanise, we believe the built environment has been poorly serviced by technology. Strata managers, FM managers and utility operators have not seen their industries innovate like others. Manual workarounds, reams of paper & uninformed customers have become the norm.
Urbanise is helping to change this.
We believe software can bring enormous change to the industries we serve. We’re excited about the positive impact our software can have on the lives of people using it. This is what drives us as we Urbanise the world.
The Executive Team
Simon Lee: Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Simon joined Urbanise in 2019 from ASX listed public company BSA Limited where, since 2014, he had held senior finance roles including General Manager Finance.
Prior to this he worked in a number of finance, commercial and business development roles at Lendlease and UGL. He commenced his career in audit and M&A.
Simon has broad experience across corporate functions, operations, shared services, business development, client service and contract management.
Simon is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Exeter.
Grant Crawford: Chief Technology Officer
Grant Crawford is the Chief Technology Officer at Urbanise and is responsible for the creation and development of Urbanise products. Grant is an experienced IT professional with 20 years of experience across construction, infrastructure, and FM services industries.
Grant brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in embedding architectural and delivery methodologies to provide governance of the product road map and ensure alignment to business goals.
Most recently Grant held the Lead Architect role at Ventia while working on defining the overall solution architecture for Ventia’s digital work management platform. After almost 3 years with Ventia, Grant joined Utilligent, a technology management consulting firm focused on the utilities industry, as the Practice Manager and Principal Consultant; managing day-to-day consulting operations and leading a number of engagements.
Paul Mitchell: Chief Revenue Officer
Paul Mitchell is the Chief Revenue Officer at Urbanise, responsible for Customers, Sales and Marketing. Paul has a passion for growing businesses, building customer and partner relationships, delivering customer outcomes and inspiring teams, focusing on innovation and collaboration.
Paul is a Senior Executive who has significant experience and knowledge across SaaS, IT and Telecommunications, with a passion for people, customers, strategy and growth. Prior to joining Urbanise, Paul worked for the leading provider of educational resources and IT platforms in Australia and New Zealand, and Telstra for over 15 Years in senior leadership positions, with experience across Hosting, Cloud, SaaS, Managed and Professional Services, Network and Security, Data Centre, Enterprise Mobility and Telecommunications. This included working with some of Telstra’s largest private, ASX and government sector customers.
With strong business acumen, Paul has experience across multiple industry sectors including Health, Energy, Mining, Utility, Construction, Media, Retail, Transport, Public Sector, Banking and Finance and Education. He has held multiple career roles including sales, marketing and product positions across a Global IT company, Private Equity Owned company and ASX listed organisations. Paul has managed customers, teams and partners across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Business and MBA from UTS, Sydney
James Danaher: Chief Delivery Officer
James Danaher is the Chief Delivery Officer at Urbanise, responsible for the implementation and support of Urbanise products.
Prior to joining Urbanise, James held senior management roles in professional services organisations.
In his 20 years in professional services, James has worked in a variety of asset-intensive industries including utilities, transportation, entertainment, manufacturing, mining, facilities management and natural resources.
James has a proven track record in system implementation, stakeholder management, project management, support, pre-sales, and lead generation strategies with organisations across APAC, UK, Europe and Africa. He has a passion for providing excellent customer service and delivering successful outcomes for clients and stakeholders.
James holds a Bachelor of e-Commerce majoring in Accounting from the University of Queensland and is currently studying an Executive MBA at the University of Melbourne.
Kanika Sharma: Human Resources Manager
Kanika Sharma is the Human Resources Manager at Urbanise. She is an experienced HR professional with varied experience across SaaS start-ups and corporate financial service organisations. Kanika is passionate about watching and helping people become the best version of themselves; in turn creating a positive culture around them and leading by example. As Steve Jobs said, “The journey is the Reward”, she is committed to ensuring the employee journey is a positive one.
Independent Non-Executive Director