In relentless pursuit of solutions.
I started Spatial Partners in 2012 in response to the commencement of Australia’s National Broadband Network design and construction. I saw a real opportunity, and need, for the use of geospatial tools to make the design and construction of the network more efficient.
As we worked closely with NBN and their partners, we became more and more proficient in developing smart solutions to complex data issues. In short, we evolved into data engineers and data experts, working well beyond our initial GIS skillset.
Now our work covers geospatial applications for local government, mining, utilities, and even other businesses with difficult challenges in bringing data together. We relentlessly pursue sensible yet creative solutions to complex spatial engineering and data challenges.
Chris Stoltz AM
Founder & MANAGING Director
Meet our experts.
Chris Stoltz AM
Chris is a graduate in Civil Engineering and a Fellow of Engineers Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Australian Institute of Management.
He has broad industry experience in engineering, IT, water utilities, agribusiness, manufacturing, not-for-profit organisations and regional development. He has held several CEO roles including Sunraysia Rural Water Authority, Boys Town and Spatial Partners, and has served as chair of several not-for-profit boards including Royal Flying Doctor Service, Bendigo Hospital and the Victorian Division of Engineers Australia.
Chris is currently Chair of the board of Sacred Heart Mission in St Kilda, an organisation devoted to overcoming homelessness. Chris is also Professor of Practice in Engineering at La Trobe University, and is working to strengthen the collaboration between the university and industry.
In 2012 Engineers Australia awarded Chris as the Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year.
In 2020 Chris was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to engineering, and to charitable and emergency medical organisations.
Dr. JonathAN STANGER
Head Solution Architect
Dr. Stanger's broad and varied career history is a testament to his naturally multidisciplinary mind. Born to be a problem solver, he specialises in rapidly upskilling into new domains of knowledge and then synthesizing novel approaches to problems by drawing ideas from diverse fields.
Despite his strong academic history, his multidisciplinary success has been rooted in practical, pragmatic thinking that respects the skills and value of all stakeholders related to solutions he designs
Bachelor of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
Master of Science (Physics)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering – Nanomaterials
Software Engineer (GIS)
Tom is a Software Engineer with experience building applications driven by spatial and network data. Drawing on his foundations in mathematics and electrical and computer engineering, he enjoys taking a first principles approach to problem solving. During his time at Spatial Partners, Tom has gained experience building software, working with open-source GIS, and designing and monitoring cloud infrastructure.
Tom is concurrently completing an Honours project in the application of graph-based deep learning models to several domains, including predicting the chemical properties of new molecules.
Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Hons.)
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) ongoing
Software Engineer and Data Analyst
Zohaib is a professional Software Engineer and Data Analyst with extensive technology knowledge and skills to achieve targets. He is a technology enthusiast, eager to move and learn new things quickly with a strong vision of being involved in the progression of modern technology to further society.
With experience as a Software Engineer in Pakistan and Australia, Zohaib completed a Masters degree in Business Analytics. He joined Spatial Partners through a Tin Alley Beta start-up internship and quickly developed skills that enabled him to work on web application development.
Zohaib has an extensive programming skill set as well as strong skills in data analytics, business analytics, and business intelligence.
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Master of Business Analytics (Business Intelligence, Data Analytics)
Linus is a versatile and adaptable Software Engineer. Having been programming since he was young, he has a wide range of skillsets and experience across multiple domains. Apart from his current role developing software for the geospatial sector, he has experience across academia and technology startups; developing systems for analysis of mass spectrometry data at the University of Melbourne, applications for the legal sector, mobile and web development, 3D graphics, machine learning, embedded software, and network engineering --to name a few.
Insatiably curious with an extensive general knowledge and a keen interest across a variety of academic and technical fields, he draws on these in his approach to problem solving and analysis, and always strives to uncover the essence of the challenges he is up against
Bachelor of Computer Systems engineering