Meet the Team

A photo of Geoff Bush standing by the New Zealand coast in a lovely orange waterproof

Geoff Bush

Lead Developer

Geoff is a web application specialist with a positive, can-do attitude. He is excited about the evolution of web technology and enjoys building fun and practical web-based experiences to solve real world problems. Geoff completed his education in Dunedin, studying Computer Science at the University of Otago (while carefully avoiding couch-burning parties on Castle St). His first commercial experience was with the Internet Banking system of a major New Zealand bank, at a time when web applications were in their infancy. Since then he has been involved in numerous projects across various technologies and business domains.  He particularly enjoys mentoring other developers and managing small teams. Outside of work, Geoff enjoys getting out and about in the sunny Bay of Plenty with his family.

A photo of Julia Dakova by the sea wearing sunglasses

Julia Dakova

PhD Researcher

Julia is coming from Slovakia, Europe and she is a PhD candidate at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She obtained her Master of Engineering degree in the field of Industrial Logistics at the Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia, while a substantial part of her final work was developed at the University of Vaasa, Finland.

In her research, Julia is closely cooperating with the LINQ Team and together they intend to contribute towards the unknown in the fields of information valuation, information flow modelling and knowledge management. In her personal life, Julia is either on the road to discovering the beauties of ‘Aotearoa’ or is busy with planning her next journey to who knows where.

A photo of Neil Calvert sitting on some steps holding a crayfish and scallop

Neil Calvert

Chief Executive Officer

Neil is a technologist with a large streak of gadget running through his veins. He gets people and is motivated by helping them achieve the most important things to them by understanding the value of their information. Since moving to New Zealand with his family in 2009 his focus has been on helping to transform businesses at home and overseas. As the CEO, Neil is tasked with getting the message out there and challenging others to think differently – accelerating them towards positive transformational outcomes. Outside of work Neil is a keen Scuba Diver, particularly enjoying being able to catch fresh fish, stays active through Shaolin Kempo, Tai Chi and his fitness group, and relaxes in the kitchen creating gastronomic delights for family and friends!

A photo of Stew Darling wearing a hat by a waterfall

Stew Darling

Non-Exec Director

Stew gets the best out of folks by removing as much bureaucracy as possible allowing them to succeed in their role within the company.  For him it is all about helping the team develop individual strengths and then direct that capability to enhance and improve our output.  As CEO, his task at LINQ is to lead and set the strategy for all aspects of the business; Sales activities, Customer Success requirements, Platform development while keeping a beady eye on the finances and setting the conditions for future growth.  When not working or sleeping, Stew enjoys Scuba diving and the outdoor life. Having just purchased a piece of land in the Wairarapa his next project is building a new home and toy farm.