Founded in 2013, AFI cares about protecting people and assets and recognises that the services and solutions we provide are the last line of defence in the event of other failures that can lead to fire.
This recognition compels us to be uncompromising when it comes to the quality and safety of our solutions.
Our ethos emphasises innovation, aligning ourselves with technological trends for minimising risk and delivering solutions focused on effectiveness and efficiency. Our solutions are tailored to meet our customer’s fire prevention and protection, and dust suppression needs.
The AFI approach is to partner with customers on a long-term basis so that the benefits of efficient, predictive maintenance and enhanced operational efficiencies can be leveraged across entire organisations. This approach results in reduced work-hours, optimised service delivery cost and enhanced fire and occupational safety for our customers.
AFI is a values based organisation and we strive to demonstrate our Values in everything we do, both internally and externally. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a fundamental part of our culture.
We recognise that our values are demonstrated in our behaviours and we want to be recognised by our customers, our people and our peers as a reliable provider of high-quality solutions, products and services, and achieving this is as much about HOW we deliver, as it is about WHAT we deliver.
Scott MageeCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Paul RobertsNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ray JohnsonCHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nick RiceCHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ross CudlippOPERATIONS MANAGER
Brian CaceresPROJECT MANAGER
Scott is a people-focused, innovative project management executive with 35 years’ experience in the development and delivery of projects and business improvements in the engineering, mining, oil and gas sectors.
Before joining AFI as Chief Executive Officer, Scott held senior roles with resources focused companies including BHP, INPEX, Alcoa, Hatch and CleanTeQ.
At BHP as Vice President of Projects, Scott was responsible for project governance and establishing best practice processes that improved predictability and capital effectiveness across the $15B annual capital projects portfolio and he brings that improvement focus to AFI ensuring our growth is efficient and effective. Across a diverse 35-year career Scott has held roles as Vice President Projects, Project Director, Project Development Manager, Area Manager and Engineering Manager.
Scott is currently focused on leading the culture, growth, business improvement and productivity improvement at AFI.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Curtin University in Perth.
Paul is a qualified accountant (CGMA, CMA, CPA. MAAT) and brings to the team over 20 years of Australian and International experience in a number of key financial roles at both ASX listed and private companies. Paul comes to the team with a strong financial, commercial and business analytical skills combined with proven effective leadership of finance teams. Paul has significant experience in managing working capital requirements of growth businesses with an international footprint. Paul is a member of Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants & Association of Accounting Technicians.
Founder of Australian Fire Industries, Ray’s drive to introduce technologies that prioritise and maintain comprehensive fire protection and fire safety is integral to AFI’s reputation and success as an industry leader. Ray’s two decades of fire safety and security experience includes the role of Chubb Fire Safety North West Inland Manager from 2005-09 and spanned looking after the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Maintenance Contract. After this he held the role of Fire and Security Manager at Paull & Warner Resources from 2009-13, a position that included starting the Fire division and also management of FMG Fire Systems maintenance and expansion projects. Ray’s expansive specialist knowledge, management skills, leadership experience, and customer-focused approach with clients across an array of industries has made him a thought leader in the field of innovative fire protection.
Nick’s management skills and leadership combined with fire protection technical knowledge and experience are a core component of AFI’s ever-expanding client base. With an eye for innovation and ability to facilitate the adoption and implementation of world-leading technologies, Nick consistently ensures the operations team delivers premium quality compliance and services within the clients budget and timeline. Past roles include Contract Manager for Chubb Fire Safety from 2007-11, handling all major projects, followed by 2 years as Vehicle Suppression Manager at Paull & Warner Resources, addressing technician and customer needs. Nick’s dedication to fire industry excellence and ongoing effective utilisation of business recourses are key contributors to AFI’s expanded contracts with industry leaders across numerous sectors.
Ross has 19 years of experience in the design, installation and commissioning of hydraulic and gas suppression systems in mining and industrial environments. In his role as Operations Manager at AFI, Ross is responsible for deploying our field technicians to support all operational and project activity and ensuring our technicians live and breathe our values of Safety, Excellence, Respect, Trust, Simplicity and Accountability.
Ross is focused on safe, high-quality and timely delivery of all of our field and product supply services.
Ross is a qualified sprinkler fitter Cert 3 and all relevant elements of FPAS licensing and EAHL and is qualified to sign off on the commissioning of our projects. His extensive knowledge enables him to find simple solutions to many of the complex customer problems we are asked to solve
Brian is a Chemical Engineer with 15 years of experience in the design, installation, commissioning and project management of complex systems. Brian is the project manager for our projects and is focused on streamlining our internal processes associated with the design, delivery, commissioning and handover of these projects to our customers. Brian believes strongly that the safety, quality, cost and schedule are collectively achievable goals for all of our projects.
In addition to his growing fire services experience and knowledge, Brian has extensive experience in the process design and operation of complex mining facilities for a broad range of commodities as well as experience in commercialising and deploying biotechnology emissions control products.
Jason AntunovichNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Greg ForbesNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Anthony ConnorNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
An extensively experienced and practical executive in the engineering industry with over 20 years service, more specifically in the oil and gas sector, since 1988. The experience has been gained through a wide array of projects throughout Australia and Overseas working in the area of Design, System Analyzing, Commissioning and Construction before commencing in Business Development and then finally Company Management and Directorships. Jason has gained extensive experience in line and project management roles and more particularly in change management, people development and team motivation. He has extensive experience leading and working in teams associated with design, construction and commissioning of world scale capital projects in both ‘brownfields’ and ‘greenfields’ scenarios.
With over 27 years in business and in the Energy and Utilities industries including Oil & Gas. Although well qualified in information technology majoring in software development and project management Greg has now focused on the business management, governance and risk management and development aspects of companies for the past 20 years.
A variety of positions have given him a broad range of experience from technical, architectural and project management through business, governance, risk, financial management and sales and development management. Having successfully started, developed and sold several companies forming the main stay of international companies within Australia post acquisition, his business management and development experience now exceeds 25 years.
Greg has established several successful businesses from concept to revenues in excess of $250M, as well as taking established lines of business in a major corporate through significant growth to revenues in excess of $250M.
A qualified lawyer and former managing partner of a top ten Australian law firm in Perth Western Australia, Anthony has many years’ experience in banking law, intellectual property and commercial transactions for public companies. He has extensive commercial experience in corporate transactions as Corporate Counsel of Challenge Bank/ Westpac and then an investment bank. Anthony is presently working with a national electrical engineering company providing services to the rail, mining and industrial sectors.