Management Team

Andrew Lane – Chairman

Appointed as a Partner of Matrix Partners in 1991 and is currently the Managing Director. He specialises in the areas of taxation and has professional expertise in strategic planning and business consultancy. Andrew’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Business degree from Edith Cowan University, the Certified Practising Accountants Programme from the Deakin University and is a holder of a Public Practice Certificate. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and a Fellow Member of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

Over the last 23 years Andrew has had considerable experience in public practice and during this time he has offered consultancy advice to a wide range of corporate businesses including property, building, wholesale, sporting, financial services, transport and high net worth individuals. Andrew has previously held non-executive Director Positions, he has sat and continues to sit on various advisory boards. Andrew has been involved with Access Group Pty Ltd since 2002 and was subsequently appointed chairman of Access Group in March 2009.

John Jones – Executive Chairman Managing Director

John was the founding CEO of Access Group Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Having enjoyed an illustrious career in previous roles as a General Manager and Director, John has guided several businesses to rapid organic growth and national market dominance. Since the Access Group and its various companies were founded, the business model has proved highly successful and has become the nation’s largest privately owned access equipment company.

John has an intricate understanding of financials and is credited by the company’s banking partners as operating one of Australia’s most successful business models, setting the highest financial performance benchmarks in the industry. Possessing excellent intuition, vision and planning, John has always strategically planned in advance in order to remain the number one market leader ahead of competitors. He brings to the Access Group a distinctive management style which he executes decisively.

Nat Harrison – Group CFO

Nat Harrison joined Access Group as the Financial Controller in November 2005. Nathanael has since taken on the role of Group CFO and is responsible for the financial leadership of the group incorporating: Access Group Australia, Access Rentals Australia Pty Ltd, Access Hire Australia Pty Ltd, Access Hire South Australia Pty Ltd , Access Hire South Australia Pty Ltd, Tilt Trays Australia Pty Ltd and Access International.

Nathanael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Curtin University and is a certified practicing accountant. He brings to the group a firm background in accounting and financial management having worked in various diverse businesses such as recycling, corporate management and the nursery and plant industry. Nathanael’s goals within the group are to enhance its corporate governance and accountability and to ensure the Access Group remains the market leader in the industry.

Shironi De Silva – General Counsel

Shironi has over 14 years experience working as a lawyer. She joined Access Group in June 2014 and was appointed to the Board of Access Group in 2016. Before joining Access Group, she worked in private practice at International and National law firms for over 10 years. Shironi holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Murdoch University and is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has also tutored employment law at Murdoch University. As part of her role, Shironi provides legal advice to the Senior Managers across all aspects of the business and advises the Board on risks and corporate governance matters.

Henk Oudman – Group General Manager

Henk Oudman is the Group General Manager for Access Group Australia. His role is to ensure a smooth transition exists between the various companies and to oversee the day to day running of the Group.

Henk has been with the company since 2006, commencing as a Hire Co-ordinator for Access Rentals before stepping into the role of Group Operations Manager and then Group General Manager. Henk previously worked in the Tourism industry as a Tour Guide and Operations Manager and brings with him a wealth of customer service and management experience.

Will Reilly – Director of Access Rentals

Will Reilly is currently Director/General Manager of Access Rentals and a key founding member of Access Group of companies. His role focuses on managing the day-to-day operations of Access Rentals in both its sales and rental capacities.

Will has over 10 years plus of EWP industry experience, gained from working in similar positions at a host of previous industry leaders before taking the step to form his own company. Drawing on this experience and knowledge has allowed Access Rentals to quickly become a market leader in the WA EWP landscape.

Dean Rullo – General Manager and Sales Director of Access Equipment Hire

Dean is the General Manager and Sales Director of Access Hire, the remote project specialist division of Access Group. He is responsible for overseeing the day to day operational activities of the business and has extensive experience in the hire industry totalling 15 years. Having held previous managerial roles in both operations and sales within the hire industry, he has a distinguished track record of retaining Tier 1 accounts, as well as seeking out new business opportunities and acquiring key clients within the mining, construction and industrial sectors. Dean’s success can be attributed to his wide-ranging experience, a deep understanding of what clients require and a commitment to exceeding their expectations 24/7.

David Tripodi – General Manager and Director of Access Hire New South Wales

David Tripodi Joined Access Hire in 2014 as a founding member of the NSW business with John Jones. Embarking on a journey to build the NSW team with industry experts and offer the NSW market superior products and service has been and will continue to be extremely successful.

With sixteen (16) years of direct industry experience working in Mining / Commercial Infrastructure projects, Manufacturing ,Maintenance, Government projects and Tier One (1) consumers offered the NSW Business experience and knowledge. Access Hire NSW built a highly skilled, professional team that continues to dominate that market through superior commercial excellence that our opposition simply cant match.

Tim Helfers – Director of Forklifts Australia and Generators Australia

Tim Helfers has been involved with elevating work platforms since 1990 and rentals industry since 1999.

Tim also looks after the import division for Access Group with a team based in Canning Vale and overseas.

Craig Plimmer – Director of Tilt Trays and Low Loaders

Craig Plimmer is the manager for Tilt Trays & Low Loaders Australia, having been appointed to the position in 2006. Having worked in the transport industry for over 10 years, Craig contributes a wealth of expertise and knowledge of the transport industry, drawn from years of hands on experience working with industry leaders in the mining and freighting sectors throughout Australia.

Craig’s role is to ensure that the Access Group of Companies internal fleet transport requirements are met daily. Tilt Trays & Low Loaders Australia also has a large customer base of external transport customers who also make daily use of their services.

Craig’s responsibilities also extend to managing and maintaining the fleet of speciality built tilt slides (ranging from 8 to 12 Tonne with 4 Prime Movers) which make Tilt Trays & Low Loaders Australia one of the largest fleets within the elevated work platform Industry.

Terry Thompson – General Manager Access Hire South Australia

Terry Thompson is the General Manager for Access Hire SA, he has been successfully fulfilling his duties in this position for the last three years after his prompt promotion from Fleet Coordinator.

Terry has brought seventeen years of experience in the domestic and commercial building sector which he utilises in his day to day duties. During the seventeen years experience in the building sector Terry has gained a wealth of knowledge through his many roles for one of SA’s largest building groups. Terry’s main goal is to ensure Access Hire SA continues to be the bench mark in customer service and a business model that all hire companies will aspire too. Terry is very proud of his loyal team and is always willing to listen and accept their input in the running of day to day practices and logistical tasks. He has surrounded himself with experienced staff members to complement the successful operations of the business.

James Howell – General Manager Access Hire Sydney

James joined Access Group in January 2016 to head up the greenfield expansion of the Sydney business unit.  He has 10 years of hire industry experience along with 30 years of Sales and Operational experience from a broad range of industries.

Overseeing the Sydney Operations, Service and Transport departments whilst supporting the Sales Team has resulted in Access Hire New South Wales becoming the leading privately owned MEWP business in Sydney.  Continuing the investment in great people and delivering on customer’s expectations has driven this amazing growth and achievement.

Ben Haggett – Access Hire Service Manager

Ben began his journey with Access Hire South Australia in September 2006 as an on road service technician, flying to remote locations to repair, service and keep in touch with our remote clients whilst also maintaining the local fleet and client base. Completing his engineering and mechanical trade certificate in 2006, he specialised in hydraulic applications with further education and training in hydraulics engineering. Ben trained for 8 years in the art of Tang Soo Do under Master Stephen G. Washington and gained my second dan black belt certification.

Our core values combined with 10 plus years experience has enabled Ben to promote our corporate vision and earn the respect of our clients by exceeding their expectations.

Ryan Lever – Access Hire South Australia Sales Manager

Ryan Lever is the Sales Manager for Access Hire South Australia. His role is to direct and guide the SA sales team to deliver excellent customer service to our large client base. Ryan joined Access Hire SA in 2008 as an accredited trainer and salesperson, with 10 years experience in the industry from workshop, transport and sales this has enabled him to gather a wealth of information in the EWP industry.

In his time with the Access Group he has embraced his role as sales manager and is working with his dedicated team to ensure Access Hire SA remains the largest and most successful access hire company in South Australia.

Andrew Lane – Chairman

Appointed as a Partner of Matrix Partners in 1991 and is currently the Managing Director. He specialises in the areas of taxation and has professional expertise in strategic planning and business consultancy. Andrew’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Business degree from Edith Cowan University, the Certified Practising Accountants Programme from the Deakin University and is a holder of a Public Practice Certificate. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and a Fellow Member of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

Over the last 23 years Andrew has had considerable experience in public practice and during this time he has offered consultancy advice to a wide range of corporate businesses including property, building, wholesale, sporting, financial services, transport and high net worth individuals. Andrew has previously held non-executive Director Positions, he has sat and continues to sit on various advisory boards. Andrew has been involved with Access Group Pty Ltd since 2002 and was subsequently appointed chairman of Access Group in March 2009.

John Jones – Executive Chairman Managing Director

John was the founding CEO of Access Group Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Having enjoyed an illustrious career in previous roles as a General Manager and Director, John has guided several businesses to rapid organic growth and national market dominance.  Since the Access Group and its various subsidiary companies were founded, the business model has proved highly successful and has become the nation’s largest privately owned access equipment company.  John has an intricate understanding of financials and is credited by the company’s banking partners as operating one of Australia’s most successful business models, setting the highest financial performance benchmarks in the industry.  Possessing excellent intuition, vision and planning, John has always strategically planned in advance in order to remain the number one market leader ahead of competitors.  He brings to the Access Group a distinctive management style which he executes decisively.

Henk Oudman – Group General Manager

Henk Oudman is the Group General Manager for Access Group Australia.  His role is to ensure a smooth transition exists between the various companies and to oversee the day to day running of the Group.

Henk has been with the company since 2006, commencing as a Hire Co-ordinator for Access Rentals before stepping into the role of Group Operations Manager and then Group General Manager.  Henk previously worked in the Tourism industry as a Tour Guide and Operations Manager and brings with him a wealth of customer service and management experience.

Nat Harrison – Group CFO

Nathaniel Harrison joined Access Group as the Financial Controller in November 2005. Nathanael has since taken on the role of Group CFO and is responsible for the financial leadership of the group incorporating: Access Group Australia, Access Rentals Australia Pty Ltd, Access Hire Australia Pty Ltd, Access Hire South Australia Pty Ltd , Access Hire South Australia Pty Ltd, Tilt Trays Australia Pty Ltd and Access International.

Nathanael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Curtin University and is a certified practicing accountant. He brings to the group a firm background in accounting and financial management having worked in various diverse businesses such as recycling, corporate management and the nursery and plant industry.  Nathanael’s goals within the group are to enhance its corporate governance and accountability and to ensure the Access Group remains the market leader in the industry.

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