Astrophysicist and Mathematician Appointed as Whispir’s New Head of AI and Data

Whispir Team

Whispir’s product team grows to new heights with the addition of the newly created role of Head of AI and Data and the appointment of Fiona Milne.

Fiona’s background in astrophysics and mathematics is an invaluable addition to Whispir and will bolster our AI and machine learning initiatives as part of Whispir’s growth strategy.

With more than 10 years' experience in data science, Fiona offers Whispir invaluable experience on machine learning with previous projects for NAB,, MYOB and the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission). 

Previously, Fiona was with Eliiza, one of Australia's most prestigious machine learning and AI organisations. Fiona is also the founder of Women in Machine Learning & Data Science whose mission is to support, promote and develop women and gender minorities practising and working in the field.

Whispir’s CEO Jeromy Wells said, “Fiona is a perfect fit for this exciting new role and Whispir's ambition to build the world's best communications intelligence platform. It demonstrates to our customers and the market that we're approaching this discipline with real authenticity.

“With Fiona's appointment, our artificial intelligence and machine learning functionality will ramp up, ensuring our communication workflow platform continues to provide industry-leading data innovation, intelligence and insights for our customers."

Brad Dunn, Whispir's Chief Product Officer said "Once a company starts hiring physicists, you know they are taking AI seriously. We aren't just planning to put a few small widgets into the market to make Whispir sound clever - we're taking this sincerely and really making this a part of how we think of everything and how we build software. I see a time in the very near future where Whispir is one of the best places to work in the AI space - and Fiona is an important part of making this a reality. We're absolutely thrilled to have her on-board to really build up this practice."

We welcome Fiona to the team and are looking forward to watching Whispir gain further sophistication from her experience.