Our People

Our Leadership Team

With a range of dynamic and diverse experiences, our leadership team is proud to be revolutionising the way we teach, learn and work.

Lumination Leadership Team Edward Carlson

Edward Carlson

Chief Executive Officer

Ed leads the team at Lumination and specialises in building innovative technology companies. Ed’s passion is EdTech and how innovations in the classroom and workplace prepare people for the changing landscape of technological transformation. Prior to Lumination he worked at Google, TRO and various startups – building teams, products and leading growth in the ANZ region. He started his first company at 9 years old selling modified computers online and spent every cent of the profits on Pokemon cards and Blockbuster videos.

Lumination Leadership Team Tom Hastwell

Tom Hastwell

Chief Commercial Officer

Tom works with Government Departments, large corporations and the Defence industry, developing immersive software and hardware solutions. Tom’s strengths lie in connecting with people and inspiring industry innovation. He has built a strong reputation from his previous senior leadership roles in the Education, Media and Healthcare sectors.

Long involved in charitable and professional causes, Tom has served on the Board of Suneden since 2014, a school for children with intellectual and multiple physical disabilities. He has also previously served as President of the Prospect District Cricket Club and held advisory roles for SACA.

Lumination Leadership Team Ebony Cundy Profke

Ebony Cundy-Profke

Chief of Staff

Ebony is the glue that holds the Lumination team together. As Chief of Staff, she ensures the strategic vision of the organisation is on track and brought to fruition all the while keeping teams organised.

Ebony is a multiplier of connections across internal and external stakeholders. Her expertise is in supporting leadership to ensure the company’s goals, passions and initiatives are delivered.

With a Bachelor of Behavioral Science and a Graduate Diploma of Anthropology, she works as a leader in the organisation to ensure that Lumination develops alongside its staff. Ebony was previously a music teacher and has been playing the viola for 19 years.

Lumination Leadership Team Dr. Marissa Bond

Dr. Marissa Bond

Head of Technology

Marissa wears many hats, being an experienced software developer, STEM communicator, and qualified teacher. Marissa taught, tutored and studied in academia for 15 years, working in STEM outreach for Flinders University’s future-focused design, engineering and computing capabilities within the Tonsley Innovation District. During this time, she also completed her PhD where she developed and evaluated software using virtual people to help children with autism improve their social skills.

Marissa kicked off her software development career with a local Adelaide start-up, and now enjoys leading the Lumination development team in revolutionising technology.

Lumination Leadership Team Rebecca Bendikov

Rebecca Bendikov

Head of Education Programs

Rebecca’s job is centred around creating innovative student-facing programs. Her goal is to inspire and educate teachers on how to incorporate emerging technologies into the classroom, and in turn, contribute to the development of students’ abilities in an evolving technological landscape. Rebecca is particularly passionate about introducing young Australian women and girls to careers in STEM.

Rebecca has a diverse background in business and marketing, having developed and worked in two start-ups in the hospitality sector, playing a pivotal role in an Adelaide FinTech company going global as well as having an early career in the Not-for-Profit and Arts sectors.

Lumination Leadership Team Kieran Mccann

Kieran McCann

Head of Marketing & Communications

Kieran’s purpose and passion is creating engaging content that links to great conversations that drives revenue and relationship building opportunities, he follows that purpose and passion by overseeing Lumination’s marketing and communications strategy; sparking growth, electrifying the brand and igniting our presence.

Kieran’s loves connecting people with our company’s brand narrative and has built a reputation as a trusted strategic advisor and storyteller. His previous senior leadership roles include as Head of Content and Thought Leadership at PwC Australia and his board role with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC NSW).

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