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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.

Meet our Team

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.
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.
Amy Mitchell
Amy MitchellCertifications Manager & Lead Auditor
As Certifications Manager, Amy is focused on promoting individual, professional and business growth for our clients, while supporting every aspect of Southpac Certifications’ operations. With qualifications in Psychology, Education, Auditing and Management, she is a highly skilled auditor who works across several industries to support businesses of all size and scope to reach their full potential. Amy has a passion for exploring the leadership, management systems, people and practices in place to guide businesses towards overall business improvement.
Kiri Tareha
Kiri TarehaCertification Coordinator
Kiri has held a number of roles within the Southpac Group, and has extensive knowledge of Southpac’s processes, values and clients. She has more than 20 years of experience working for Business Management colleges and High-Risk Licensing organisations, plus management, HR, accounts and admin roles within the construction, mining and medical industries. Kiri has multiple certifications and qualifications, and is passionate about continually learning for personal and professional development.
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.
Ankit Prashar
Ankit PrasharLead Auditor
Ankit is Southpac Certifications’ Information Security Management System Auditor. He has worked across Australia and New Zealand in the Information Security industry, primarily in ISO 27001 certification. Ankit’s considerable experience working with government agencies and private businesses has provided extensive knowledge of ISO, PCI DSS and business orientated security risk assessments. His key skills include security governance and compliance, policy development and Information Security Management Systems auditing.
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.