Our core mission at Datch is to achieve true universal and immediate insight into equipment behaviour. The team draws from experience across multiple industries in Germany, UK, Australia, and New Zealand, and we pursue our mission with youthful enthusiasm for innovation and an addiction to problem solving.

Aric Thorn


Background in engineering project management in both NZ and UK. Managed high-value projects in the energy sector, with a focus on tendering, procurement, contract management, financial control, resource and risk management.

Ben Purcell


Ben's background is in control systems engineering, having worked for companies in NZ and Germany. Has large scale energy sector project experience in R&D, testing and onsite commissioning as well as leading technical engineering teams.

Mark Fosdike


Has experience in varied engineering roles in submarine/navy shipbuilding in Australia along with aircraft design roles in the UK. Led or contributed to aircraft systems design and R&D projects across Italy, South Korea and the US.