Chief Executive Officer

Adrian Shackleton

Adrian is well known to the Fire Protection industry from his 5 years as General Manager of the Services Trades College Australia. Adrian has worked for over 20 years in the construction industry, holds a Masters in Engineering Science and has completed the AICD Company Director’s course. Adrian is passionate about Membership representation and provides exceptional leadership.

NFIA's National Board

Andrew Hickman

National President

Andrew is the CEO of FVS Fire in Queensland. He has been involved in the fire protection industry for 22 years and actively involved with NFIA for 12 years. Andrew was the Queensland NFIA President for eight years before taking over the national role in 2016.

Shayne Bennett

National Secretary & Treasurer,
NFIA SA Representative

Shayne is Director – Contracts Manager at Australian Fire Services based in South Australia and was appointed National Secretary and Treasurer in 2016. He has been in the fire protection industry for 15 years after a career as a Major League Baseball player in the USA.

Gordon Stalley

NFIA NSW Representative

Gordon began his fire protection career in 1974 as an engineering cadet and is now celebrating over 30 years since he established his company, Premier Fire Services, in Sydney. In 2010 the company also purchased Premier Fire (NQ) which now operates from four offices in Queensland under the name Premier Fire.

Graham Dunn

NFIA SA Representative

With 20 years’ experience as a supplier of fire pump systems, Graham has a slightly different perspective on industry issues. Now semi-retired, Graham operates JAG Hire and Maintenance in SA, retaining some connection to the fire industry. After 15 years as an NFIA member, Graham joined the National Board in 2016.

Andy Thomas

NFIA WA Representative

Andy has been a part of Australia’s fire protection industry since emigrating from the UK in 1990. He worked with Wormald before establishing his own business, BT Tritech, in 2002. BT Tritech was acquired by ARA Fire Protection Systems where he is now WA Sales and Business Development Manager. Andy has been a NFIA WA Board Member since 2011.

Haysam Mohtadi

NFIA Victoria Representative

Haysam has been in the fire industry for over 25 years. Beginning his career as an apprentice, Haysam established and ran Rhino Fire Protection for 11 years and then spent nine years as operational manager for the company that bought him out. He established an import business, Fire Industry Supplies in 2016.

Brian Davies

NFIA Patron

Brian has over 44 years’ experience in the Fire Protection Industry and began his career as a sprinkler fitter apprentice, moving up the ranks before starting his own Fire Protection business in 1993. After 16 years as National President, Brian was named Patron of the NFIA in February 2016. As the NFIA Patron, Brian is a fierce advocate for a range of causes by spearheading the NFIA Patron’s Walk for Charity, which in 2019 raised over $255,000 for the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland and Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF).