We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. By clicking OK or by continuing to browse the website, you consent to their use.
Click here to review our Cookie Use Policy.


by QSR

Supports robust qualitative and mixed methods research for virtually any data source and any research method.

Learn more

by QSR

Intuitive data analysis software designed for public policy experts analyzing surveys.

Learn more

Creating software to help you discover the rich insights from humanised data.

Learn more

Executive Leadership Team

    Chris Astle

    Chief Executive Officer


As CEO of QSR International, Chris is a natural leader with strong entrepreneurial instincts who provides a passion for delivering practical technology solutions for customers’ business needs. With more than 20 years of executive experience within the information and business technology sector, Chris’ extensive background in global technology sales, marketing, and business development has helped grow QSR’s business by nurturing strategic partnerships and overseeing ongoing product updates that expanded NVivo’s increasing third-party integration functionality and benefits. While working for medium- and large-sized companies, including global organizations Cisco Systems and Microsoft, Chris developed a proven track record as a strategic thinker with strong management skills delivering yearover-year growth.   

Patrick.jpg    Patrick Maguire
    Chief Financial Officer
    Bachelor of Business Studies (B.B.S.), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (A.C.M.A.), Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

As CFO, Patrick is accountable for the global operation of QSR’s financial department, including strategy development and key processes to deliver business growth, tactical initiatives and financial planning. As a Certified Public Accountant and A.C.M.A qualified in Management Accounting, Patrick is a valuable and highly regarded member of QSR’s senior leadership team. His impressive and longstanding career in finance and operations ensures he is a key contributor to the organisation’s strategy development, continued growth and ongoing success – as well as a respected and trusted colleague. Prior to joining QSR, Patrick held a number of executive leadership positions within large corporates across the globe in Telecoms, Financial Services and FMCG businesses, including Digicel, Euronet Worldwide, Hallmark Cards, PZ Cussons and Coca-Cola HBC.

    Sean Fernando

    Human Resources Director
    MBA (Business Administration), BBus (Human Resources Management)

In his role as HR Director, Sean is responsible for leading the global operation of QSR’s human resources department, specializing in strategy development, workforce planning, succession management and organizational design. As a Certified ADKAR Change Management Practitioner, Sean provides vision and counsel in steering our organisation during periods of significant transformation and growth. With a diverse corporate career spanning more than 15 years, Sean combines a unique blend of HR and commercial management credentials to ensure we maintain an engaged, values-driven and productive culture. Prior to joining QSR, Sean served in a number of key executive leadership positions at major multinational and domestic organisations including Infosys, United Energy and Multinet Gas, Ansett Australia, and Unilever. 

    Tim Lyons

    Chief Marketing Officer
    BBus (Marketing and International Business)

Tim leads the global marketing team for QSR to meet the company’s commercial goals and ensure that its products provide clear value and utility for the QSR’s global customers. As Chief Marketing Officer, Tim brings more than 15 years of marketing experience working across public and government sectors, as well as with commercial organizations and agencies. Tim’s passion for solving commercial problems and driving business growth informs all his marketing decisions, and helped grow QSR’s global footprint across academic, government and commercial organizations to more than 1.5 million users worldwide. Tim’s experience includes working across the globe in Europe, the United States, Australia and Asia with senior marketing roles at NZTE (New Zealand Government’s Economic Development Agency), Leica Microsystems and Leica Biosystems (Danaher Companies NYSE:DHR), as well as other companies.

Tim.jpg    David Marks
   Chief Technology Officer

David leads the way for technology in his role as CTO at QSR International, across everything from data management policies, IT security, data compliancy to future state technology requirements to grow QSR's offering and continue to provide market leading software solutions to our customers. David brings a wealth of senior management experience from his many years in executive positions at Foxtel, where he helped drive and deliver key projects and maintain high systems availability for both internal and external customers. David is an experienced IT leader, with a deep expertise in project management, customer care, billing strategy, service delivery, data strategy and IT management. With 22 years of experience in the cable and communications industries, he has built deep expertise and strong relationships with C-Suite. In previous executive roles at Foxtel, David built a wealth of knowledge in operational challenges and served as Foxtel’s Director of Information Technology. Prior to that, he led Foxtel’s customer care and billing operations, and held operational leadership roles in corporate systems management.