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At Southpac Certifications, we believe in doing things differently.

We offer a fresh approach to certification, adding value to see businesses grow and succeed. By developing a more effective approach to the management system certification process, we are able to truly collaborate with our clients to identify their strengths and areas where improvement is required. Most importantly, this is tied back to the strategic goals and requirements of the organisation, ensuring that all stakeholders are engaged and committed to the certification process.

Southpac Certifications was established to assist organisations and leaders to get the best out of their systems and their people. Our reputation has grown around challenging existing norms and being willing to do things differently – right from the start.

Our focus is on continuous improvement for our clients’ long-term success, rather than an annual tick and flick approach. All our experienced auditors are committed to equipping organisations with the knowledge, skills and tools to create a culture that fosters collaboration between systems, staff, clients and stakeholders. If it’s better for your business, we want you to achieve it.

That’s why we call it Certification Differently.

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Meet the Auditors and members of the Southpac Certifications team

Certification Differently

Learn more about our approach to certification and why we call it Certification Differently™

Our Services

Certification for Quality Management Sytems, Safety Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems

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Meet our Team

Meet the Southpac Certifications team and Lead Auditors who drive our approach to Certification Differently.

Management & Admin

Andy Shone
Andy ShoneCEO
Andy has been leading Southpac in the capacity of CEO since 2014 and had previously held the role of General Manager for four years. In this time Southpac has grown to become one of the South East Queensland region’s leading provider of certification services. Andy is an active lead auditor and consultant and has conducted hundreds of audits and led the implementation of management systems for over 30 diverse organisations.
Jeremy Fisher
Jeremy FisherBusiness Development Manager
Jeremy has developed an extensive professional network over two decades, following his keen interest in establishing and strengthening relationships. Working with people from all backgrounds and industries, Jeremy has been pivotal in growing Southpac’s brand across South East Queensland and harnessing the ethos of Certification Differently. Coming from a small business background, Jeremy’s passion lies in building and cultivating trusted connections in order to accelerate business growth.
Luis Gil
Luis GilCertification Coordinator
Luis’ background is in aviation, management and the defence. He has combined all of this experience to focus on the certification needs of Southpac clients. With qualifications in Management, Environmental Management, Auditing and Aviation, Luis is a qualified auditor and is responsible for all certification activities for Southpac. Luis has also worked in various countries throughout the globe and has experience working in the cabin service team of a major international airline.

Lead Auditors

Amy Mitchell
Amy MitchellLead Auditor
Amy has a passion for promoting individual, professional and business growth. During consultations, Amy takes a holistic approach and explores the leadership, management systems, people and practices in place to guide businesses towards overall business improvement. With qualifications in Psychology, Education, Auditing and Management, Amy is a highly skilled auditor who works across several industries to support businesses of all size and scope to reach their full potential.
Ben Hilditch
Ben HilditchLead Auditor
Ben has worked as a HSEQ professional for over 10 years across several industries and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure clients’ needs are met as part of the audit, assurance and certification process. He has worked in the Defence, Aviation and Oil and Gas arenas and worked directly on major infrastructure projects across Australia. Ben holds a degree in Occupational Health and Safety and is a Qualified Tradesman. He believes in making the accredited systems fit your business – and not the other way around.
Rich Clifford
Rich CliffordLead Auditor
Rich has extensive experience as a Lead Auditor, mentor and trainer in Quality Management Systems and auditing processes. His background is in aviation and Defence, and he has held multiple safety and risk positions in the airline sector, where he honed his skills in aviation safety investigations. As a Safety and Quality Manager he conducted AS 9100 and AS 9110 audits and has been instrumental in developing several robust quality and safety management systems.
Ethan Fricke
Ethan FrickeLead Auditor
Ethan is an experienced Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental professional who has provided consultancy and auditing services that enable organisations to develop, implement, and lead health and safety improvement initiatives. He has led executives, front line and safety leadership teams in the understanding and application of key health and safety management principles, culture and behaviour changing, strategic planning and execution. Ethan has also supported safe work environments for employees on the job, mitigating situations as needed to ensure safe working environments for numerous locations.
David Munns
David MunnsLead Auditor
David is a licenced commercial pilot and helicopter pilot with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of the aviation industry from GA to commercial and the Navy. David also has worked as a trainer to the Mining Industry, teaching and operating some of the largest dump trucks in the world. Career highlights include carrying out an operational and depot level maintenance on UH-1 ‘Huey’ and Eurocopter ‘Squirrel’ helicopters as well as F/A-18 Hornets, teaching as a Commercial Helicopter Theory Instructor for Advanced Flight Theory and working with Airways Aviation as the Senior Theory Instructor.
Leslie McChesney
Leslie McChesneyLead Auditor
Leslie is a certified Exemplar Global Lead Auditor in Quality Management Systems for both ISO9001 and ISO37001 anti-bribery as well as a PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor experienced in both aviation and management system certification audits. She has over 30 years’ experience in a variety of roles including Quality, Safety, Operations, Engineering and Management. Her well rounded experience has given her the opportunity to work with clients in a wide variety of areas, including the resource industry. Leslie’s roles have focused on compliance, risk management, training, and aviation standards development.