Our Team

At Future Systems, we recognise that people are the core of our business and we are proud of the team we are assembling. We have some of the best operators in the communications sector with an excellent breadth of knowledge and experience across engineering, project management, technical services, business development, construction, commissioning, consulting and maintenance.

Steve Kennedy – Managing Director / Project Manager

Steve began his involvement in the communications industry as a technician in the Royal Australian Navy in 1983. After 11 years as a serving member of the R.A.N., he began his civilian career in the telecommunications, mining, utilities and transport sectors of the communications industry. He has held a variety of roles ranging from Technical Services to Project Management, Bid Preparation and Business Development, Change Management and Systems Engineering.
Steve’s career has taken him to projects in Argentina, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Russia, USA and throughout Australia.
Steve’s recent experience includes senior management roles in the transport communications sector, in both operations and business development.

 John Kessner – General Manager

John Kessner joined our team as Operations Manager – East Coast and has recently taken on the challenge of General Manager, where he is fuelling our move to becoming an Australia wide company. John arrived at Future Systems with excellent credentials of over 17 years’ experience in Rail Communications. As a contractor, principal and consultant John has succeeded in various roles tied to some of Australia’s biggest rail communication system implementations. John has Communications Engineering qualifications as well as an Masters Degree in Business, and is an experienced and accomplished Project Manager. John has also worked in the electronic Gaming Industry and has over 10 years’ experience in the Defence Sectors. 

Katherine Kennedy – Finance Manager

Katherine joined Future Systems in 2008 as a bookkeeper and office administrator. She has driven the back office systems, including accounting, quality and OH&S systems for a number of years. Katherine has recently taken on an integral new role as Finance Manager.
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources) as well as a Double Masters of Business Administration and Human Resource Management from the University of Newcastle.

Paul McAllan – Project Manager/Systems Engineer

Paul is a specialist in Project Management and Radio Communications System Engineering. He has worked on many projects in the Pilbara within the rail and mining sectors and in project management, engineering and onsite technical service roles. Paul has specialist skills in Coverage, Link Budget and Capacity Planning as well as being an excellent “all-rounder” capable of designing and managing complete turn key communications systems.
Paul holds a Masters of Project Management from Charles Sturt University.

 Mike Allen – Business  Development Manager

Mike has extensive experience in the radio industry having a technical background  in maintenance, installation and supervision of turn key projects from HF SSB to Tetra.  Sales and business development is his driving force having been involved in many successful ventures over his career and he joins Future Systems with a goal to drive the business forward by embracing the traditional customer service values so often forgotten in today’s industry and applying attention to detail in every aspect of our services to the customer.

Lindsay Horner – Construction Manager / Rigging Supervisor

Lindsay has spent the past 40+ years in the communications industry initially as a TV technician, then moving into Communications Rigging and has built  over 500 masts and sites around Australia. Lindsay runs all construction aspects of our projects and has a small but very competent team of riggers that ensure we have a well rounded team from design through to delivery.

Garry Mogford – Project Manager – East Coast Operations

Garry is a experienced business and project manager based in our Melbourne office. Garry has owned and operated large communications business in the 90s who at the time, held the lion’s share of mobile phone repairs throughout Australia. He has also worked in a number of operations management roles outside the communications industry as well as working for many years in an operational role in the public safety sector in Victoria.

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