About Invert Robotics

Invert began as a spin-out from the University of Canterbury’s School of Engineering in New Zealand. Invert quickly attracted government and private investment and rapidly emerged as an industry disruptor changing the way that crack and defect inspections are conducted.

Invert initially gained success within the New Zealand dairy market but now works for six of the top eight global dairy companies and are sought out by major consumer and industry brands within Australasia, Europe and Asia.

Invert Robotics’ unique technology is now being adapted for the identification, recording and reporting of cracks in mission critical assets across a range of industries including food and beverage, aviation and pharmaceutical, and oil and gas.

Our History

Our Team

Neil Fletcher

Managing Director
For more than 25 years Neil has worked across the globe and is highly experienced in commercialising technology, the last 12 years spent growing technology companies and delivering shareholder value. Neil’s role is to guide Invert through this high growth phase and beyond.

James Robertson

James is the entrepreneur and mechatronics engineer who, in 2009, identified the opportunity to disrupt industrial inspection markets using climbing robot technology. James’s role is to identify new opportunities to use and adapt our unique climbing technology, using his blend of technical and business skills.

Henny Bouwmeester

General Manager Europe
Having spent more than 20 years in global technology companies, Henny has spent more than 20 years working across the globe and is highly experienced in growing technology and service businesses. Henny brings the seniority and experience that is critical for taking Invert to the next level.

Vivien Knight

Finance Manager
Vivien began her career as an ACA working for KPMG in Wellington, followed by 20 years, working in the Netherlands for various companies as a Financial Manager. Fluent in Dutch, Vivien has found the perfect opportunity to use her international experience to implement improved accounting and administration processes.

Cameron Knight

Sales and Services Manager
Cameron is a mechanical engineer who has spent his career involved with industrial robotics, the majority spent working with remotely operated vehicles in the oil and gas industry. Cameron’s role has been to expand the Australasian service business from initial commercialisation to the market leader in robotic inspection.