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Our Team

Our close-knit team of 33 staff, 50 suppliers, and 13 field staff go above and beyond to deliver you the HiQA ‘Yes’ experience. Here are some of our friendly faces:

Kerrylee Pike – Managing Director

Year you started at HiQA
2011 – officially
Length of experience in your current position
2 years
Certificates/Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts in Education – 1996
Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Early Childhood) – 2010
Certificate IV Occupational Health & Safety – 2013
Tertiary Entrance Exams – 1991
Achievement Certificate – 1986
What is your favourite tool or equipment you use at work and why?
My Calculator – my minus GST friend
What motivates you?
My family
Favourite quote?
‘Do or do not…There is no try’
Who or what inspires you and why?
HiQA’s journey (story) inspires me. Big things really do grow from small beginnings. All it takes is determination and hard work.
Hobbies
Still looking for this one…
What is your Linked In URL?
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerrylee-pike-78958835/
Do you have anything else you want to add?
Be good to your mother!

Nerissa Calkin – Business Support Leader

Year you started at HiQA
2017
Length of experience in your current position
19 years
Certificates/Qualifications
General Assembly Digital Marketing
MYOB Advanced Processes
10275 NAT Course in Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing
First Aid/CPR
Level 2 Sports Trainer
What is your favourite tool or equipment you use at work and why?
My phone – it has everything I need for personal and work use! I can check emails, communicate with the team, pay for purchases, collect store points, check in for flights, take photos and videos and post to social media any where I am in the world (and they are only the main things I use my phone for!)
What motivates you?
Making a difference. Mentoring and leading people or projects to their end goal. Seeing the benefits of what I have helped with to get to the overall outcome.
Favourite quote?
‘It’s better to regret something you have done, than to regret something you haven’t’
Who or what inspires you and why?
All those people who have made me who I am today and who I will become in the future.
What I do in my spare time:
Spending time with my family
Travel
Golf
(Sometimes all at the same time)
What is your Linked In URL?
www.linkedin.com/in/nerissa-a-calkin-9444b3150

Daniel O’Neill – Senior Technician

Year you started at HiQA
2013
Length of experience in your current position
10 years
Certificates/Qualifications
Diploma of Laboratory Technology
What motivates you?
My kids
Interesting fact about you?
My biggest worry is that when I’m dead and gone, my wife will sell my fishing gear and boat for what I said I paid for it.
Who inspires you and why?
Nando Parrado because he survived a plane crash and 72 days in the Andes.
Hobbies?
Fishing
4WD

Daniel Gaunt – National Operations Leader

Year you started at HiQA
2010
Length of experience in your current position
3 years
Certificates/Qualifications
Diploma of Laboratory Technology
What is your favourite tool or equipment you use at work and why?
The hour glass sitting on my desk. It helps me remember that time is a valuable resource and to use it wisely.
What motivates you?
Getting projects and tasks completed and not letting people down.
Favourite quote?
‘The first step to problem solving is patience’
‘You have two ears and one mouth. You should do twice as much listening as you do talking’
Who or what inspires you and why?
People who achieve and get things done. I don’t have a lot of time or patience for faffing about, so I love to see people achieving things in both their personal and professional life.
In my spare time I like:
Motorbike riding
Music and playing the drums
Travelling around the world
My LinkedIn URL:
www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-w-gaunt-69394386
Do you have anything else you want to add?
In the words of the wonderful and delightful Hunter S Thompson:
‘Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow!”

 

Aldrin Bravo – Training & Quality Coordinator

Position Title
Training & Quality Coordinator
Year you started at HiQA
2012
Length of experience in your current position
2 years and 6 months
Certificates/Qualifications
– BS in Civil Engineering (Philippines)
– ISO/IEC 17025 Requirement Certificate
– Asphalt Training Certificate
What is your favourite tool or equipment you use at work and why?
My desktop computer because it helps me accomplish my daily tasks at work.
What motivates you?
First of all, my family motivates me the most. They are reason I work so hard.  To provide for them and give them a good life. They motivate me to work harder.  My family also motivates me to work harder for my own fulfilment.
Favourite quote?
You Only Live Once (YOLO) – Make the most out of it!
Who or what inspires you and why?
My partner and my son.  They are the most important people in my life. They inspire me to wake up and work hard everyday.
Hobbies
Basketball, video gaming, watching TV, food, sleep and travel.
What else should we know about you?
I love learning new stuff and love sharing with others.

Steven Hoffman – Projects Leader

Year you started at HiQA
2016
Length of experience in your current position
17 years
Certificates/Qualifications
Diploma of Laboratory Operations
Certificate III in Horticulture
What is your favourite tool or equipment you use at work and why?
In my current role, it would be the computer. Technology has come along way in the past 17 years. In particular, technology around testing has come a long way.  From pen and paper (covered in dirt!) to a fully digital footprint with the use of tablets and the internet. Remote sites no longer feel so ‘remote’ with the new technology. It’s a wonderful thing.
What motivates you?
1. The thrill of the win!  The ability to win work and deliver a quality service from start to finish.
2. To watch my team grow and become leaders themselves.
Favourite quote?
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
Who or what inspires you and why?
Success.  I am driven to succeed and passionate about what I do.  I am inspired by the company, it’s what drives me to succeed.
In my spare time I like:
Fishing
Camping
Softball
Adventures
What is your Linked In URL?
http://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-hoffman-995548129
Do you have anything else you want to add?
The ‘Yes’ Experience – That’s what it’s all about. I’m a solutions based professional who will assist any client to achieve positive outcomes.

Luke Myall – Managing Director

Year you started at HiQA
2008
Length of experience in your current position
12
Certificates/Qualifications
Advance Diploma in Laboratory Technology
What is your favourite tool or equipment you use at work and why?
My iPad of course.  I can work from anywhere when I am on the go.
What motivates you?
Leading a high performing team and business. I love to achieve and share our ‘wins’ in a team environment.
Favourite quote?
‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’
Who or what inspires you and why?
I am inspired by stories of people who started with nothing and have achieved great things in life.  People who leave a legacy.
In my spare time I like:
Football
Horse racing
Car racing
What is your Linked In URL?
https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-myall-03608299/

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