Our mission is to be Australia’s leading geo-spatial analytics company, providing the most sophisticated analysis and insights to the property industry. We use big data and artificial intelligence, combined with deep and complementary industry experience, to provide unparalleled insights to the property industry.

Founded by self-professed data nerds Gus McLennan and John Ward, propella.ai was conceived on a question: How could we use maths and data to improve decision making within the property industry?

Other industries have used advanced analytics techniques and artificial intelligence for years, but the property industry has been slow to adopt these capabilities. propella.ai is changing that. We use big data and artificial intelligence, combined with deep and complementary industry experience, to help the property industry solve complex location-based problems.

Meet the propella team

  • Adam Johnstone

    Head of Software Engineering

    Adam heads up the Engineering function within propella, as we transition from the current services-based business to product-based software company. Adam has deep expertise in software development, with 20+ years experience in the space – he started coding at age 15, and hasn’t stopped since. He leads our push into software development.

  • Akash Sivaji

    Data Scientist

    Akash has a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, and a Masters Degree in Data Science. He is responsible for building statistical and predictive models, and designing ETL pipeline for Big Data.

  • Andrew Fyfe

    Senior Property Analyst

    Andrew has completed a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma of Valuations and has been working in the property industry for over 10 years, in both the public and private sector. Andrew’s role is to gain a deep understanding our propella.ai's client’s needs; help our data team source the requisite data; and then analyse and interpret the data we present to our clients.

  • Brendan Hill

    Analytics Consultant

    Brendan is a researcher, consultant and software developer. He works across various disciplines, with a focus on operations research, bioinformatics and software architecture. At propella.ai, Brendan is leading the charge on continuously refining our underlying algorithms and technology.

  • Callan Cameron


    Callan is a property professional with 20 years of asset and development management experience across the office, retail and residential sectors, specialising in precinct development and repositioning existing assets.  Callan brings a deep understanding of the property industry and the needs of our clients, having previously worked at Charter Hall, Macquarie Bank and Walker Corporation where he was responsible for developing, leasing and managing Collins Square, a 240,000sqm commercial development.

  • Eduardo Rivas

    Product Owner

    Eduardo has a degree in Mechatronic Engineering and possess vast experience in Management Consulting and Technology Implementations. He is responsible for helping design, build and deliver propella.ai’s innovative technology products, using a range of Data Science solutions.

  • Georgie McLennan

    Sales & Marketing Coordinator

    Georgie has spent the past 7 years growing her own online business, with a focus largely on social media. At propella, Georgie is responsible for social media marketing, blogs, newsletters, EDMs, social activities and is the team Mum.

  • Gus McLennan

    Co-founder & Managing Director

    Gus has over 20 years of experience working within the IT industry, primarily in strategy, business engagement and project delivery. In 2018, Gus founded propella.ai after identifying that the property industry was under-served in data-driven, evidence-based insights and advice


  • Jai Dang

    Data Scientist

    Jai has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science Engineering, and a Masters degree in Data Science. Jai is responsible for designing data modelling processes to create algorithms and predictive models and perform custom analysis. He also bridges the data science capabilities and propella.ai’s application development.

  • Jarrad Rinaldo

    Data Scientist

    Jarrad has a degree in Analytics and is part of the propella.ai Data Science team. Jarrad is responsible for handling the more customised work requests from propella.ai clients.

  • Jayson Browne

    UI/UX Designer

    Jayson works alongside the data, product and marketing teams to research, design and implement customer-centric solutions across propella.ai's various touch points.

  • Kalyani Menon

    Data Scientist

    Kalyani holds a Masters in Data Science and an MBA in Finance and Analytics. Her responsibilities include building statistical and predictive models and developing in-house algorithms, along with creating household and expenditure synthetic data for propella.ai.

  • Mahesh Kothamali

    Data Engineer

    Mahesh has a Computer Science degree and a Masters degree in Information Technology. He is responsible for the sourcing, assessment and ingestion of all new data sets identified by the propella.ai team.  Mahesh also maintains and optimises all the cloud infrastructure services that support the propella.ai platform.

  • Matt Molony

    Lead Data Scientist

    Coming from a strong Applied Mathematics and Engineering background, Matt is responsible for working intimately with our data science team-planning, designing, and building mathematical models that have tangible business outcomes for propella.ai.

  • Navaneeth Rajagopalan

    Software Engineer

    Nav has a Master’s degree in Data Science and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Nav is responsible for developing and maintaining the propella.ai platform. He also works on automated generation of our location intelligence reports.

  • Nidhi Chandra

    Head of Operations

    Nidhi's career has spanned everything from start-ups to infrastructure M&As. At university she studied Mathematics majoring in Stochastic Processes and Statistics, but lately she finds herself feverishly looking after all things operations at propella.ai

  • Peter Lalor


    Peter is the Chairman of propella.ai. With a background in accounting, finance and technology, and a track record of building sustainable businesses, Peter’s primary focus is now advising entrepreneurs on how to best launch, operate, and grow their businesses.

We’ve worked with Australia’s largest institutional property investment and development companies.

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