The Team


Our plan to win in the global test automation marketplace depends on our team.

Meet our winning team.

Fergal Hynes

Co-founder

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Biography

Margaret Dineen

Co-founder and CTO

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Biography

David Scully

Test Automation Architect

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Biography

Andrew Miller

DevOps Test Automation Expert

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Biography

Nigel Trant

DevOps Test Automation Expert

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Biography

Katie Clifford

Software Test Analyst

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Biography

Team Biographies

Fergal Hynes

Co-founder

Fergal has over 22 years’ experience in the software development and test industry in Europe and Australia. Having operated at all levels from test automation expert through to senior test manager, Fergal has been an integral contributor to the delivery of numerous enterprise level manual and automated software test projects. During his career, Fergal has worked for Nortel, Baltimore Technologies, System Dynamics / Deloitte, Exaxe and Sabeo among others. Qualifications include an honours degree in Electronic Engineering, certified scrum master and Fergal is an ISTQB certified tester at all levels. Fergal is an Agile test expert and is highly experienced in designing strategic solutions to quality and test related challenges and implementing cloud based test automation frameworks using technologies such as TFS, CodedUI, Git, Jenkins, Maven, Selenium, Appium, Java, JMeter.

Margaret Dineen

Co-founder and CTO

Margaret’s role within Expert Software Test is to articulate and constantly evolve the company’s strategic technical direction, aligning the company’s technology and business strategies. Margaret has 25 years’ experience in R&D, operations and test management roles across Australia and Europe. She has held a number of senior management positions across a number of industry verticals and organisations including telecommunications, banking, security, government and retail. She has an exceptional track record in management and process improvement initiatives for innovative and complex software products. Margaret founded Encompass Testing, an Australian-based software testing consultancy that provides high-performance test teams to clients such as Verizon Business, Commonwealth Bank and Red Hat. Margaret is an active member of the software testing community in Australia, sponsoring Sydney Testers Meetup and speaking at the Let’s Test Oz and AsiaStar conferences. Her articles have been published in Agile Connections (USA) and Testing Trapeze (NZ). Qualifications include a degree in Computer Applications, Certified Scrum Master and AST BBST 2.0.

David Scully

Product Architect

An Applied Computing graduate, David has a proven track record of delivering enterprise level functional and non-functional (performance, load, stress) Web, Mobile and API test automation projects for our clients. A cloud computing expert, David has delivered extreme levels of test automation and has developed robust, highly featured, cloud based web app and mobile app test automation frameworks and proven these frameworks to be highly effective on large scale complex projects. Routinely operating within the client agile teams, David is experienced in using the following technologies on client projects: Git, Jenkins, Maven, Selenium, Appium, Java, JMeter, Atlassian, Linux.

Andrew Miller

DevOps Test Automation Expert

An Applied Computing graduate, Andrew specialises in automated API and Web test design, development and execution. An API test tool expert, Andrew has delivered and executed continuous integration test automation frameworks to our clients. Andrew delivers training courses on Selenium and is a certified ISTQB test analyst and a certified Agile Tester. Andrew routinely deploys new client test automation frameworks using Git, Jenkins, Maven, Selenium, Appium and has excellent commercial experience in API and Mobile app testing.

Nigel Trant

DevOps Test Automation Expert

Nigel specialises in automated mobile app test design, development and execution and has designed and delivered mobile device farm test automation frameworks to our clients. An Applied Computing graduate, Nigel is a certified ISTQB test analyst and a certified Agile Tester. Nigel has delivered client projects in mobile application testing both on the cloud and on locally connected machines using Git, Jenkins, Maven and Appium.

Katie Clifford

Software Test Analyst

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