Making a difference

Double Helix Tracking Technologies is led by a team of experienced people from diverse professional backgrounds – the timber industry, genetics, technology, marketing and social enterprise. They are advised by a growing panel selected from academia, finance and investment, business consulting and information technology.

Kevin Hill – Chairman and Founder

Double Helix Tracking Technologies is led by a team of experienced people from diverse professional backgrounds – the timber industry, genetics, technology, marketing and social enterprise. They are advised by a growing panel selected from academia, finance and investment, business consulting and information technology.

Darren Thomas – Managing Director

Darren was a successful senior manager for a French technology company in Europe and Asia-Pacific when he decided to change tack. In 2005 after reading What Color is your Parachute?  Darren decided to set out and find something meaningful to channel his energy and intellect into. He graduated with an MBA from the National University of Singapore in 2006 and in 2007 joined CertiSource as General Manager. As a fledgling business that was defining a new marketplace Darren successfully led the business through a major restructuring. This resulted in CertiSource being established as a not-for-profit legality Standard and DoubleHelix formed as a separate…

Jonathan Geach – Executive Director

Jonathan has worked with DoubleHelix from its inception. At the time, he ran an international branding agency as Managing Director and Partner, having grown the fledgling South East Asia business from a couple of hundred thousand dollars to two million in less than three years. In the process he won internationally recognised brands as clients and established the business as a leader in the highly competitive branding sector. He first started working with the DoubleHelix team as an advisor. Although DoubleHelix was a start-up, Jonathan had quickly realised the global impact of using genetics to tackle deforestation and forest crime. We were…

Andrew Lowe – Chief Scientific Officer

Scientists who can extract DNA from the timbers of a 500 year old shipwreck don’t exactly grow on trees. Andy doesn’t just have the most letters after his name in our company, he’s also got the most job titles. He is amongst other things Professor of Plant Conservation Biology at the University of Adelaide, Head of Science at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, Director of the Australian Centre of Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity and the Chairman of the Australian Barcode of Life Programme. He has been assigned these roles due to his acknowledged expertise in evolutionary genetics, as well as his…