Our unique, multi-skilled teams have expertise across the disciplines of surveying, hydraulics, electronics, GIS and IT to give you the best advice and support for your project.
As the exclusive national distributor for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of positioning and machine control systems, our sales and support teams are tapped into the very latest, state-of-the art developments.
Position Partners’ senior management has more than 200 years of combined industry expertise, with contributions to various associations and Australian Spatial Industry initiatives.
Having started his career as a surveyor, and then co-founder of a national IT company, Ian has an excellent technical background and understanding of business.
Chief Executive Officer
Martin Nix is the CEO and Managing Director of Position Partners. He practiced as a surveyor until 1984 and then joined Leica Geosystems where he held a number of management roles in Australia, Switzerland and USA until 2009 where he held a number of management roles in Australia, Switzerland and USA until 2009.
The roles included President Americas Sales and Service, Business Area Manager Mining and Agriculture Systems and Corporate Officer while Leica Geosystems was listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.Martin has a Masters of Surveying (GIS) (’90) from UNSW and is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.
He has participated in Working Groups that formed Australia’s space policy and National Positioning Infrastructure, including as Co-chair of the Department of Home Affairs’ Space Community of Interest, supporting risk management of space-based critical infrastructure.
Non Executive Director
Isako Yamamoto joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd in 1992 as a member of the company’s legal division.
In her 30-year tenure with the company, Isako Yamamoto’s career has included roles in Russia, Tokyo and, most recently Singapore where she currently works as the Divisional Operating Officer for the Mobility Division in Asia Pacific Region.
A fluent Russian speaker, Yamamoto san has held senior positions across Mitsui & Co.’s legal, human resources and general affairs, corporate planning, automotive, and mobility divisions. In 2019 she was appointed Vice President and Director of Mitsui & Co. Global Strategic Studies Institute in Tokyo and in October 2020 became the Deputy General Manager of the Automotive Solution Business division.
Isako Yamamoto joined the Position Partners board as a Non-Executive Director in August, 2022.
Non Executive Director
Having joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd in 2005, Hirohide Yoshida initially led the Construction Machinery Distribution business for the company in Australia, United States and CIS countries.
After three years working in Australia on a logistics improvement project for Construction Machinery Distributors, Yoshida san accepted a role in Russia as the Vice President of Mitsui’s joint venture with Komatsu in Russia.
He continued to work in Moscow until 2017, responsible for the development of existing and new business across the construction machinery, automobile, heavy truck, railway and aviation sectors. Returning to Tokyo in 2017, Yoshida san has held senior positions across the company’s Integrated Transportation Systems and Corporate Planning & Strategy divisions, before his current appointment in July 2022 as General Manager of the Construction and Transportation Vehicle Business Division.
Yoshida san re-joined the Position Partners board as a Non-Executive Director in August 2022, having previously served on the board in 2019 when Mitsui & Co., Ltd first invested in the business.
Non Executive Director
Daniel Todd joined Mitsui & Co (Australia) Ltd in 2002 and has been in the role of General Manager of the Mobility Division since January 2018.
Executive Management Team
Bernadette Taoro Ashin
Strategic Head of People and Culture
Bernadette is an experienced Human Resources professional with extensive experience across both private and public sectors.
Strategic Business Development & Queensland Manager
Harry has been directly involved in the Laser and Machine Control business for 20 years commencing in the service area.
He has received extensive training in Denmark, Sweden USA and Australia. Harry is recognized world-wide as a professional in terms of the best utilization of Machine Automation Equipment in Construction.
Harry commenced his employment within this industry in the workshop managing maintenance and repairs. Based in Queensland, he is the Executive Manager for Business Development including emerging technology for construction site solutions and Tokara telematics remote asset control technology.
Chief Financial Officer
Reece started his career with William Buck Chartered Accountants.
Executive Marketing Manager
Gina began her career as a journalist in the UK, working for an online newswire at a London-based publishing company.
National Service Centre and New South Wales Manager
Jason began working for Laserquip – one of the five companies that merged to form Position Partners – in 1995 as an electronics technician.
General Manager - Australia & New Zealand
Greg has built his career in both the construction materials and equipment rental industries and holds a degree in Business and Marketing.
Mining Business Manager
Andrew manages Position Partners’ mining, solar and landfill business across Australia, South East Asia and New Zealand.
Regional Manager - South East Asia
Mat is a qualified surveyor with extensive experience across a wide cross section of technologies including machine control, paving solutions, survey and GNSS equipment.
Managing Director - Position Partners New Zealand
Alex has managed the New Zealand business since 2016, when his company Optical Services joined the Position Partners group.
Our founders with senior management roles include: Garry MacPhail (Western Australia), Harry Katsanevas (Queensland), and Bernard Cecchele (Western Australia).
Our retired founders include: Anne Forrest (Queensland), Janine Arnold and Robert Bent (Victoria), Garry Fleming (New South Wales), David Gow (South Australia), Craig Fleming (South Australia) and Mike Forrest (South East Asia, recipient of the Topcon Spirit of Excellence Award) .
Brian was a founder of Position Partners, who sadly passed away on 17th January 2016 after a battle with cancer.
Brian commenced his sales career in 1975 with Banbury Engineering, then distributors for Kato excavators, and sold his first laser in 1976.