Our Management 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. As well as our management team we have an agile resource of permanent, casual and contract staff to cater for any project or task regardless of size. This pool includes project managers, engineers, technicians, riggers and supervisors.

Steve Kennedy – Managing Director

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 fueling 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 project manager, engineer, contractor, and principal consultant John has succeeded in various roles tied to some of Australia’s biggest rail communication system implementations. John has electronics & communications engineering qualifications as well as a Graduate Diploma in Management and a 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.

Jane Allen – Administration Manager

Jane brings extensive administration and compliance experience to the business. Jane is developing the suite of policies and procedures for the business as well as running the day to day administration. Jane has many years experience in the radio industry.

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.

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