Our Team

Our Team

Jason Mackie

Jason Mackie - CEO

Jason Mackie, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Eight Development has been active in the electronic security industry since 1992. Jason started an electronic security integration company at the age of twenty before selling it to a national integrator and moving to Auckland to start an import wholesaling company. This company was partially acquired by Detection Systems in 1999, and then acquired outright by Bosch in 2001. For the next ten years Jason managed the Bosch Security business in New Zealand and served as a Director of Bosch New Zealand during this period. In 2010 Jason arranged a Management Buyout of Bosch Security in New Zealand and rebranded the business as Connect Security Products Ltd (CSP). Jason successfully sold the business to one of Australasia’s largest IT distributors in 2023. In 2013 he co-founded Eight Development to focus on expanding the opportunities it had created in software, hardware, and user interface development.

Liam Mackie - CPO

Liam Mackie is Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Eight Development. From 2009 Liam worked in the technical support team of Xtra, New Zealand’s largest Internet Service Provider, before transitioning into a technical sales role supporting Vodafone customers. He was then headhunted by New Zealand’s largest online payment solutions provider, DPS, before co-founding Eight Development and assuming the role of Chief Product Officer. Liam is formally trained and proficient in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, User Interface and CAM software solutions.
Liam Mackie

Myles Richardson - COO

Myles Richardson, a New Zealand National, has been actively involved in the technology field for decades. Holding senior roles with iconic companies such as 2Degrees (Head of Technology & Architecture), Myles oversaw the rollout of New Zealand’s first independent cellular carrier network. Myles was also head of technology & strategy at New Zealand’s largest Telco, Spark (formerly Telecom).