Meet Our Team

Hail is made up of a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to delivering a world-class product.

Stuart Dillion-Roberts

Stuart Dillon-Roberts
General Manager, Director, Co-Founder

Stuart is a geek at heart who loves technology and helping organisations increase their knowledge of the Internet. Stuart also leads Digital Journey, a social enterprise that provides training and coaching to help businesses, not for profits and schools increase their digital skills and knowledge of the Internet. Stuart lives in Christchurch, with his wife and two children. Stu’s a fan of Manchester United a keen skier and runner.

Contact Stuart for partnerships and sales and account enquiries:

 Email stuart@hail.to  Call +64 3 366 9596


Raechelle Donovan

Raechelle Donovan
Customer Success

After graduating with a degree in Psychology, Raechelle decided to take the plunge and move to South Korea to start her teaching career… fast forward 12 years and here she is! Since then she has been teaching in Australia and the United Kingdom — with a stint in between working in sales and a postgraduate degree in Education. Raechelle's passionate about finding solutions to reduce the workload in schools and alleviating stress. Having worked as a teacher, she is innately aware of the day-to-day pressure school staff face. In her free time, she likes to be on her road bike, out running or finding new places to eat.

Contact Raechelle:

 raechelle@hail.to


Tom Barnett

Tom Barnett
Creative Director

The beautifully seamless form and function of the Hail app can be attributed to Tom’s cleverness. Tom has a rich career spanning 18 years in web and graphic design. He’s crazy into content and technology and started his grown up life studying science at Otago University. Born in Dunedin and raised in Wanaka, Tom now resides in Bolivia with his wife and two kids and works remotely with the Hail team. When Tom’s not creating for Hail, he’s either practising yoga, sketching or exploring the world.

Ben Dawson

Ben Dawson
Lead Engineer

Teaching himself to code at the age of 6 on an old Commodore 64, Ben is the epitome of what a world-class developer should be. A mathematics genius, Ben is our problem solver and can foresee issues long before they cause a problem. Ben leads our development team and is responsible for building what you don’t see that makes Hail such a streamlined and intuitive product. A keen traveller and musician, when he’s not at his computer Ben can be found packing his bag and heading for the hills.

Bex Twemlow

Bex Twemlow
Director, Co-Founder

Bex has been the leader of Firebrand, a world class web, design and marketing agency based in Dunedin since 2009. She has an extensive background in the corporate world including a key role in implementing New Zealand's first online finance application and paperless customer service centre. She is a recognised advocate in the local startup, ICT and women in business entities and a fierce supporter of community. Raising two young children, frequent lead singer escapades and caravanning with her family keep her grounded — essentially keeping her sane!

This could be you!

Join the team!
Software Developer Needed

Hail's online service primarily operates in the education sector. We have a growing customer base across NZ and a small number of International customers. We now want to take this service to the next level by adding more functionality, extending our reach and making a bigger impact.
This is an exciting opportunity to influence the direction of our product, learn new skills and be part of a kiwi success story.
This is a full-time position, but we are flexible for the right candidate. The role requires a high degree of technical skills ideally within the SaaS sector.
Email Stuart for the details.