THE PRESTON HIRE TEAM
To ensure we deliver quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively on a multitude of projects for customers across Australia, we have an exceptionally skilled team throughout our company who are equipped to meet and address every challenge in the highly professional manner clients have come to count on from Preston Hire.
From our office administrators to our delivery team, our people will support you and give you the Preston Hire ‘Can Do’ attitude from day one because we understand the pressures you face and the need to get on with every project without any delay.
Whether in off-site planning or on-site performance, the Preston Hire team are here as your project partners and are dedicated to providing a quality equipment hire resource and customer service you can always count on.
SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
MARKUS PRESTON - Group Managing Director
Group Managing Director, Markus Preston originally started with the company in 1991 and spent nine years working in every facet of operations. The positions held entailed:
- Supplier and logistics management
- Managing client relationships and tendering
- Management of steel fabrication processes
- Labour management
- Accounting and finance
- Securing, maintaining and managing the rights over SuperDeck™ intellectual property.
Markus took over responsibility for day-to-day operations in 2000, becoming Owner and Managing Director of the Preston Group in 2003 and subsequently acquiring Preston Hire from his father in 2004.
DAVID SERG - Group General Manager
David has over 20 years of management experience across a variety of industries including self-storage, removals, car parking, accommodation, construction hire equipment and property and is a former President of the Self Storage Association of Australasia.
In 2004 David established his own consulting and management company and has consulted to, or managed, over 60 businesses throughout Australia and Asia including the co-founding of businesses in self-storage, removals and car parking.
In 2008, David Serg commenced work with the company as a consultant and over an 18 month period was instrumental in:
- The re-engineering of its operations, sales and marketing
- Repositioning of the brand and its products
- Geographic expansion to facilitate Australia-wide coverage
In 2012, David joined Preston Hire on a permanent basis and continues to be a driving force in our growth and success.
ANDREW LAMBERT - General Manager (AUSTRALIA)
With over 20 years’ experience in the Australian and New Zealand Hire Industry, Andrew has joined Preston Hire having learnt the hire industry from the ground up. Starting in the mid 90’s as a serviceman/driver, he’s worked tirelessly acquiring skills and knowledge leading to multiple senior management roles within the Hire Industry. Andrew’s focus remains the same, build customer centric teams that are driven to solve customers’ hire issues and train our teams to be the best they can be..
LINDSAY JONES - Finance & Business Manager
Lindsay brings over 20 years experience in senior Financial, Commercial and Operational roles, including Group Financial Controller, Commercial and Operations Manager in a range of private, entrepreneurial, national and internationally owned businesses.
This includes over 14 years in the Hire and Rentals Industry – 6 years servicing the Hospitality, Commercial and Healthcare sectors and 8 years servicing the Construction, Infrastructure and Special Event sectors. His other industry experience includes, B2B Industrial Services, Materials Handling, Logistics, Distribution, B2C Communications, HVAC, Manufacturing, Retail and Financial services.
A Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, he has a track record of driving growth and improvement in complex business environments and highly competitive markets through proactive financial stewardship, control and compliance of multi-site industrial organisations.
JENNY GROSVENOR - Business Support Manager
Jenny Grosvenor’s role encompasses overall management of our HR/WHS systems. She is responsible for the property, people, policies and the processes for the group, ensuring we are consistently managing the key elements and satisfying all legal obligations to assure our customers that we will always have the most efficient, reliable and competitive equipment on the market. Jenny has a Diploma of Business (Human Resources) and a Bachelor of Science (Wool and Pastoral Science).
Mike Thomas – Operations Manager
Mike Thomas’s role within the Preston Hire Group, involves overseeing and having responsibility for all activities within the group which contribute to the effective supply of goods and services and to create the highest level of efficiency possible. He manages the ongoing improvements of all operating systems and strives for organisational effectiveness. Mike has a Diploma in Sales & Marketing and is currently completing a Diploma in Project Management”