About us


We build custom software for business that users love

Intranel is a software development and consultancy business with a difference. We understand the challenges of business critical software because we’ve been there, not just with clients but with our own successful ventures. We know what it is to build a start-up from scratch, and how to drive sales of hardware and SaaS products on an international market. So we understand that not only does technology development have to be fast and efficient, it has to align with business goals and market needs. We bring knowledge from our own journey, both successes and mistakes, and apply it to your business; the result is a focus on achieving revenue from your technology investment as soon as possible.

We’re a diverse group, consisting of a strong management team, highly experienced senior developers, and a good mix of talented mid level developers. Intranel has a wide range of skills covered in-house and we’ve built a diverse international network, so when you need an expert in a highly specialised area we can usually help.

Our experience includes multiple Web applications, mobile apps, forensic electronics, automated microscopy systems for the agritech sector, ontology based observational research systems, video streaming solutions, and Social Media propositions. Read more >>


Intranel is headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand, where our main development team of 12 staff is based.

Leadership team

David Sanders – Managing Director & co-founder

ME (Elec), Software user interface design

Dave has had extensive experience overseeing the creation of world-leading innovative SaaS solutions. He has a strong record of commercial performance in technical delivery and consultancy, bringing best practice in agile and lean design methodologies into organisations while driving projects to delivery. With an extensive history of hardware and software design, hosting, database management, and with excellent product and business acumen, Dave provides a perfect bridge between the business and the delivery team. Despite juggling a young family Dave still manages to be ridiculously good at Ultimate Frisbee.

Adam Lyness – Development Director & co-founder

BE (Hons), Masters Eng. Management (MEM)

Adam has 13 years’ experience developing market ready propositions and delivering technology. He manages projects across multi-stakeholder environments and frequently takes an additional business analysis role. He has a track record delivering to tight deadlines and he knows how to ensure business needs drive technology projects. He will assist with adoption of appropriate development processes and tools to enable efficient, collaborative project ecosystems. Adam is quite outdoorsey and his preferred mode of transport means he’ll often turn up to meetings in cycling shoes.

Andrew Dixon – Technical director & co-founder

BE (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Andrew brings 15 years’ experience to the team and can take on technical and/or management roles, splitting his time between DevOps management and development. This ensures we have a senior manager on hand with deep knowledge of the technology stack. He has experience managing development, deployment and hosting pipelines across several projects, has built plenty of Web apps and API services and is comfortable working with both front end and back end systems. Andrew has been known to brew a good drop of beer if you time a visit to the office on the right Friday afternoon.

Client References and Feedback:

“From the first pitch it was clear the Intranel team were the company I wanted to work with to help RBS deliver Bizcrowd.com… Change can be hard, but with the right people with the right attitude it certainly  makes it easier.”
– Llewelyn Parkinson, Head of New Market Propositions, Commercial and Private Banking at Royal Bank of Scotland

“It’s always a challenge picking the right partner, but from the beginning it was clear we’d made the right choice. Mybusiness and deliverables were clearly understood from the beginning and Intranel’s team simply drove at them until they were complete, with excellent attitudes and without compromising on the requirements or robustness of the final result.”
– Jason BishopDirector, Sourced.kiwi and co2.co founder

“The Intranel team are very outcome focussed and take pride in their delivery. They are willing to challenge us and each other to achieve the best outcome.”
– Philippa Youngman, Managing Director, Pivot Software Ltd

“ Adam and Alexander did a fantastic job driving the discovery process that laid the foundation for major improvements to our course evaluation systems.”
– Chris Harris, Quality and Educational Development Manager, Imperial College London

“ Intranel did a great job accelerating mobile development for our Beep project, they integrated nicely with our in-house team and came in on time and under budget.”
– Andrew Balfour, Managing Director, School-Links

“ Intranel did an Incredible job working with us to deliver a complex automated microscopy system with very tight budget and time constraints. The technology is a world first and has exceeded expectations.
– Eugene O’Sullivan, Director, Pastoral Measurements Ltd.

“…We are just about done with a very successful bulletin board project – yeah! Your team has been fabulous to work with and we are so appreciative of all the hard work that’s been done behind the scenes to make this board a success. A sincere thanks to you all”
Olivetree Research

They have set a standard beyond any company I have worked with, always accessible and willing to help you solve your problems it is because of this that I have recommended them to my colleagues and clients! … Thanks!!”
– Youth Culture

Some of our clients:

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Organisations using our software:

Our Clients

Recent awards and recognition:

Intranel - Deloitte Tech Asia Pacific Fast 500 2013 Winner                    Intranel - Deloitte Fastest Growing Company 2013                    Intranel - Deloitte 3rd Fastest Growing Company 2013                  Intranel - Finalist Hi-Tech Awards 2014

Recent Projects




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