Jodie Baker is an innovator, entrepreneur and business builder and advocate of #LegalTech. Jodie has a background as an in-house lawyer and financial analyst, is a Founding Member and Deputy Chair of the Australian Legal Technology Association and Co-Chair of the College of Law Centre for Legal Innovation. Jodie was the architect, founder and MD of Hive Legal – winner of many of Australia’s leading innovation and law awards.
Mitzi Gilligan is a company director and chair, lawyer, entrepreneur and mentor for young lawyers. Mitzi’s highly celebrated regulatory and commercial legal career spans more than 25 years in major law firms and as a founding Principal of legal start-up, Hive Legal. Mitzi is chair of Justice Connect.
Peter Ward is an entrepreneur, investor and technology start-up mentor. Peter is a proud Queenslander who has grown several technology investments that have been listed in the Deloitte Australia’s Technology Fast 50. Peter has been awarded the Pearcey Award for entrepreneurial ICT achievement and contribution and named Brisbane’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year every year since 2010.
Anne Post is an experienced lawyer and entrepreneur, with a celebrated litigation career spanning more than 20 years. Anne brings to Xakia her passion for organization and efficiency, which translates to her heightened understanding of the needs of clients to achieve greater visibility and control over their legal function. Anne is co-owner and executive director of an elite youth soccer club.
Brett Graves is a highly experienced software developer, architect, consultant and development manager. He has broad experience with a career spaning Media, Ecommerce, Insurance and start-ups building solutions for enterprises and consumers alike using a broad range of technologies.
Ari started his career in contemporary art and then shifted to publishing, opening the first retail-based print-on-demand service in the UK. On returning to Melbourne, he undertook a JD and taught himself how to write code. He now works in the space between technology and law at Xakia and teaches legal technology and innovation at Swinburne Law School.
Mitch oversees our operations. Throughout his JD he focused on the use and impact of legal technology. This included many policy papers, but also building an app to assist non-profits navigate legal structures. He has previously worked in finance, and studied in Canada and Shanghai where he obtained a degree in finance and economics.