who is the team?

Daniel May

Daniel May, CEO

Daniel is an entrepreneur with a drive to bring positive transformational change through business. He is one of the organisers of Launch48 Melbourne and Sydney entrepreneurial startup events, and has consulted to variety of businesses across different sectors. Daniel has published extensively, speaking and presenting regularly at international venues. He has a PhD from The Maersk Institute in pervasive computing.

“Transforming the lives of people in need through the enabling power of IT is a critical part of playing out my faith.”

Gary Barnes

Gary Barnes, business systems support

Gary has over twenty years of experience working in software development and support roles. His diversity of experience gives him a unique view of the issues that occur during software development and deployment on large and small projects. Gary specialises in analysing user issues and providing straightforward solutions. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (computing).

“To enable people through the provision of IT based training and systems to share the love of Christ”

Vincent Chan

Vincent Chan, content management

Vincent has worked in IT for 10 years, managing projects in system infrastructure and administration. His current role is at Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau, with previous roles at Invizage and Dataline Networks. Vincent combines a strategic view with technical expertise, with an ability to adapt to new technologies. He has a Bachelor of Information Systems from Swinburne University of Technology.

“IT Without Borders allows me to serve others through my God-given gifts: I would like to use it to help spreading the good news of Jesus to everyone”

Nathan Grills

Nathan Grills, cofounder

Nathan is a medical doctor who has worked in Africa, Fiji, East Timor, PNG, Bangladesh and Nepal and is currently working to meet the needs of the disadvantaged in North India. He and his wife are now based in India where they facilitate a network of programs to train more community health workers to serve the under-served. This work is supported and partnered by Melbourne University, Interserve/Pioneers , the Public Health Foundation of India, Emmanuel Health Association (India) and the Community Health Global Network. Nathan has a DPhil in Public Health through a Rhodes scholarship and completed his public health physicians training through the Department of Health, Victoria.

“IT Without Borders has the potential to help our programs overcome IT problems in the field which limit the effectiveness of our outreach to the poor in India”


Andrew Harrisson, cofounder

Andrew is the founder and director of Cornerstone Solutions which develops custom software solutions and applications for small to medium businesses. He is an elder at Bundoora Presbyterian Church and chairs the Board of Management and Property Committee at the church. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Monash University.


Paul Duthie, technology

Paul is network manager at Ballarat High School. He has a number of IT industry certifications and over 20 years’ experience in IT. Paul attends York Street Church of Christ, where he is responsible for the maintenance of the church computer and data projection systems, and training of system users. He has a family history of involvement with mission, with both his parent and maternal grandparents having undertaken mission trips, as well as long-term fundraising and support of both local and overseas missions.


Peter North, legal

Peter is a commercial lawyer with Lewis Holdway Lawyers. He provides practical legal advice to small to medium enterprises, large corporates, not-for-profits and entrepreneurs on corporate structures and governance, intellectual property issues and business issues. Peter North is a graduate of Arts/Law from Monash University.

Tim Price

Tim Price, finance

Tim is a Chartered Accountant working for Mercer in Melbourne. He has previously held roles at NAB and KPMG. Tim has also worked with a number of not-for-profit organisations in achieving their aims. Tim has a Bachelor of Business degree from RMIT and is currently completing his MBA.

“I see the opportunities to use my skills to ensure that IT Without Borders cam meet its aims.”


Oscar Ruiz, business advisory

Oscar has been in the IT industry for 22 years. He is a project executive at IBM, responsible for client relationship management, including improvements delivery, facilitation of commercial and service level negotiations, and proposal and implementation of new solutions for IBM’s clients. Prior to this, Oscar led a team of IBM program and project managers across all industry areas. He has also performed a variety of roles within IBM, including technical solutions management and business development management roles.

John Sugars

John Sugars, pastoral care

John is the vicar of St James’ Old Cathedral and assistant vicar at St Jude’s Anglican Church. He helped establish City on a Hill. John also established and is Director of St Jude’s eQuip program. He has previously worked with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students as a senior staff worker and director for Victoria. John is a science graduate from University of Sydney where he also worked as a medical researcher in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He holds a degree in theology from Moore Theological College.