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Our leadership team is a group of passionate experts with impressive industry and professional experience. Each of our team members brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their role.

As a team, we work together to provide the best solutions for our clients and we ensure each and every project is completed to the highest standards.

Board

Jared Watkins

Managing Director

Jared is one of our co-founders and has directed the growth of Roadside Services into a leading provider of road safety solutions. Before starting Roadside, Jared held senior positions as a National Production Manager and Business Development Manager at other companies. He brings more than 20 years of business experience and relationships to his role.

Craig Woods

Director—South Australia and Northern Territory

Craig is co-founder of the company and is responsible for a great deal of Roadside's development. Craig has worked in road services for nearly 20 years, gaining invaluable industry knowledge and expertise. Craig is responsible for expanding the national footprint of Roadside Services, having established our operations in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Jim Parke

Company Secretary and Director

Jim has an impressive legal background with more than 25 years of experience in litigation, corporate governance and employment law. Recognised by Doyle's Guide as one of the country's best lawyers, he is the only Australian to ever hold the office of President of Crime Stoppers International. He served two terms on Toowoomba City Council and twice served as the mayor of the City of Boroondara. Jim is also a Fellow of CPA Australia and an Accredited Specialist (Business Law).

Senior management

Carissa Hames

National Manager—Business Development

Carissa was part of the original Roadside team in 2009 and has played a key role in driving our growth. Her knowledge is extensive and her expertise includes financial control, project management and business management. Carissa holds several qualifications including an Associate Diploma of Business (Accounting). She leads the business development and sales function across Australia.

Matt Balderston

National Manager—Operations

Matt leads our civil construction works in eastern Australia, inspiring and driving busy teams forward to deliver a range of projects on time and safely. Before joining Roadside, Matt worked on civil and construction engineering works for local government and international projects for private consulting groups. Matt is highly qualified and holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, a Diploma of Management and a Diploma in Project Management.

Glenn McAsey

Civil Works Manager

Glenn leads teams of qualified experts in the field. He is a talented and experienced professional whose expertise includes sign installation and guardrail manufacturing and installation. Previously he worked as a traffic product specialist for national companies operating in Melbourne. His most significant professional achievements include project managing major road infrastructure upgrades such as the Monash M1 Freeway, Peninsula Link and the M80 Ring Road upgrade project.

Gary Park

Production Manager

Gary oversees the production of all our signs. He has numerous years of experience in the industry and his knowledge is extensive. His areas of expertise include signage, screenprinting, estimating and production management. Gary maintains our high production standards and ensures our timelines are met.

Jamie Moxham

Linemarking Manager

Jamie oversees linemarking operations and has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry. His portfolio is full of highlights, including managing the linemarking works at some of Victoria's major road construction projects and leading the team that installed the blue marathon line for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Jamie is a mentor to his team and assists them to undertake further studies and upgrade their skills.

Yolanda Torrisi

Executive Manager Corporate Affairs

Yolanda has 30 years of media and public relations experience from working directly in media publishing, business development, client engagement and investor and community relations. Yolanda has managed the media and public relations portfolios for a number of high-profile Australian companies and organisations.

Catherine Vickers

National Manager—Human Resources and Workplace Relations

Catherine is an experienced human resources consultant with a strong track record of implementing procedures that enhance personal and corporate performance. Previous positions include senior HR roles at Foster’s Group Ltd and Carlton and United Breweries Ltd. Catherine is a champion of workplace flexibility and is a professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Kangie Frigo

National Manager—Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

Kangie has considerable experience advising on quality management, environment, health and safety systems, risk management and auditing. Kangie holds an Advanced Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety and is a lead investigator with ICAM, an industrial safety initiative.

Georgina Deray

Accounts and Administration Manager

Georgina is an experienced accounts professional with more than 15 years of experience. Her expertise includes administration, accounts and purchasing. Before joining Roadside, she worked in finance, accounts and administration for several medium-sized enterprises. Georgina drives business administration efficiencies and helps Roadside Services to constantly deliver best practices.

Ben Dickson

Production and Installation Manager

Ben's skills and deep industry knowledge give clients strong confidence in Roadside's work delivery. His expertise has helped Roadside to grow and succeed in South Australia. One of Ben's greatest professional achievements is completing the bollard installation works in Rundle Mall. Ben is an active community member and volunteers in junior sport coaching.

Jim Labilles

Security Engineer

Jim Labilles is a qualified electronics engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Communications. With almost 20 years of experience working with electrical systems across a variety of industries including automotive, industrial machines, electronics parts manufacturing, amusement rides and more recently in the development of the new generation bollards, Jim’s security knowledge provides an invaluable resource to clients. He holds vast expertise and knowledge to understand and implement the right products and installations to protect people and infrastructure.

Ronald Ang

Project Engineer

Ron holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and brings significant design experience to our engineering development projects. His expertise includes civil engineering and works, installation of Energy Absorbing Bollards (EAB) and other installation projects. His career highlights include directly managing more than 40 workers to deliver a drainage project valued at $8.5 million.

Sales

David Ross

Sales Executive—Victoria

David Ross is highly experienced in a number of different roles in the road safety industry. His professional experience includes inspecting damaged VicRoads assets, liaising with councils to ensure they have adequate road safety systems in place, and working on some of Melbourne’s largest infrastructure projects.

Vanessa Thompson

Sales Executive—Victoria

Vanessa holds multiple qualifications, including an MBA, Bachelor of Business, Associate Diploma in Technology, Cert IV in Business Development and Cert IV in Sales. She also has extensive industry experience working with the construction industry, councils and private organisations. Vanessa always aims to provide a complete solution and exceed the client’s expectations to build long term relationships.

Brenton Wood

Sales Executive—South Australia

Brenton has significant experience working with local governments, civil contracting and state government departments. He works to ensure customers are satisfied and their requirements are met.

Kim Poole

Sales Executive—South Australia

Kim has a great deal of experience in a variety of different sales, marketing and management roles. As a Sales Executive, Kim draws on many years of industry experience in earthmoving and mining, local government, civil construction and agriculture.

Bruce Leaver

Sales Executive—New South Wales

Bruce has extensive industry experience, having worked as a sales representative and area manager for 35 years. He also has a great deal of experience in road management solutions and his career highlights include being named Bristol Paints Rep of the Year three times.

Adriano Di Pierro

Sales Executive—Northern Territory

Ady has more than 20 years of industry experience in a variety of roles such as project management, sign and logo design, and sales. Ady is responsible for developing and managing Roadside's Northern Territory Operations and represents our membership in the Traffic Management Association of Australia.

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