Our Management and Operations Team

CKI Industrial’s Management and Operations team has decades of experience helping our partners achieve their objectives. Our expertise in this field is peerless and is the reason why we are so well respected in our industry.

Whilst we pride ourselves on our knowledge, expertise and what we provide our customers; we fully appreciate that all our customers are unique and deserve a bespoke ‘white glove’ partnership. Our aim is to integrate seamlessly into your business.

Jim Ilievski

Chairman

Jim is an energetic and qualified Senior Management Professional with over 20 years broad-ranging experience, including; Project Management, Line Management, Cost Centre Management and People Management. Prior to founding CKI, Jim served as the Director of PMO at Goldman Sachs JBWere

Jim is an effective leader who can communicate powerfully across all levels of an organisation. His reputation as a warm and inviting personality, inspires confidence within his employees, whilst building ownership, openness and delivering results. A true professional with a reputation of providing excellent service to customers at all levels, Jim also possesses a genuine passion for helping others through training and coaching.

Jim is an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a founding director of the CKI Group and CKI Industrial.

Tom Mitchell

Managing Director

Tom Mitchell is a Qualified Engineer and experienced Business and Operations Manager with over 16 years in the Industrial Services, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas and Waste Management Industries. Tom has broad experience across all aspects of business including Safety Leadership, Financial Management, Engineering, Operations, Administration, Business Development and Strategic Planning, where his remit has covered Businesses Operations and Projects in most states of Australia as well as Singapore and New Zealand.

During his career working in both the publicly listed and private sectors, Tom has managed and overseen multi-disciplinary businesses of up to 70 staff, successfully delivering on complex Industrial contracts across Asia Pacific to Tier 1 customers, including: Caltex, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Viva Energy, RNZ, CPB, Ventia, John Holland and Thiess Degremont.

Tom joined CKI Industrial in 2019 as General Manager and was appointed to the role of Managing Director in 2021.

Robbie Cullen

Projects Director

Robbie’s expertise covers many aspects of the Industrial Services Industry including: Personnel Management, Customer Service, Plant Management (Implementation of Systems), Project Tendering, Project Management, Shutdown Planning, Shutdown Management, Operations Management, and Business Management.

Robbie has consistently delivered over the past thirty years on Major Industrial Projects, for customer such as Caltex Kurnell & Lytton Refineries, Viva (formally Shell) Geelong, Mobil Refinery Altona, Qenos Vic & NSW, Huntsman Chemical Company, Hexion Melbourne (formally ORICA-(ICI), Koppers Carbon Materials, Alcoa Point Henry and Ford Geelong.

Within his role as Projects Director, Robbie is also providing mentorship to our Project Managers and Operational Supervisors; passing on the skills, knowledge and expertise he has learned over a long and successful career to ensure CKI Industrial continue to exceed our customers’ expectations well into the future.

Jimmy Naumovski

Financial Controller

Jimmy joined the CKI Group in 2015 as a Management Accountant.
Prior to joining CKI, Jimmy held finance positions working within the Manufacturing and Defence sectors.

As Financial Controller of CKI Industrial, Jimmy is responsible for the delivery of finance services such as Accounting, Payroll, Reporting, Forecasting & Budgeting. Jimmy has over 15 years’ experience in providing professional finance services across a broad range of finance areas including compliance, business process, tenders and financial reporting.

Bert Ilievski

Client Relationship

Bert is a qualified A Grade Electrician and has been working in the Commercial and Industrial Services sector for the past twelve years, perfroming various roles. Bert developed his skills on major mining sites, where he progressed through Supervisory and Senior Project Management roles, to now working as the Client Relationship Manager for CKI Industrial. Bert has excellent knowledge of Industrial Relations and is able to maintain effective dialogue between internal and external stakeholders across a number of our Civil Projects.

Bert also serves as a Director of CKI industrial, CKI Systems and the CKI Group.

Joe Cullen

Operations Manager

Joe has been involved in nearly all aspects of the Industrial Services industry for over two decades, having worked on and supervised some of the most complex projects and shutdowns at Huntsman Chemical Company, Shell Geelong, Qenos Altona Refineries, Orica Deer Park, Visy Coolaroo (Cogen Plant, Plant 4 & Plant 5) & Visy Tumut.

Throughout his career, Joe has gained experience both in the field and through various levels of supervision and management, giving him an in-depth knowledge across all our business areas. Joe is extremely passionate about his work, with a primary focus to ensure a high level of operational safety, reliability and quality. Joe is instrumental in maintaining CKI Industrials reputation as a supplier of efficient and economical services.

Jason Archer

Senior Project Manager

Jason is a Senior Project Manager of complex projects across all of CKI Industrials offerings, including NDD, Low pressure and High-Pressure Cleaning, Tank Cleaning, Bundle Pulling & Reinsertion, Pipe Lancing, hand-gun operations Vacuum Loading & Drain Cleaning. Jason has been servicing the Industrial Services and Waste Management industry for nearly twenty years.

Jason has vast and varied Project Experience, delivering to customers such as Lyondell Basel, Terminals Geelong, Caltex Kurnell, Viva Energy (Shell), Origin Energy, BASF, Hexion, Huntsman Chemical Company, Stolthaven and the Qenos Complex to name a few.

Chris Cullen

Senior Project Manager

Chris has been working in the Industrial services and Waste Management Industry for the past ten years. Chris initially started as an operator and progressed through the business levels to become a Senior Project Manager while still maintaining his expertise with on the job experience.

Chris has gained vast experience within his key involvement in the Caltex Kurnell NSW Tank Decommissioning Programs, well as the Koppers NSW Tank Cleaning Program. Chris has played a key role in the development of the “Cleaning Standard” at a major client site, which was of great significance, as it identified the most cost-effective methodology, equipment and pressures necessary to achieve the required cleanliness for our customers to maintain API compliance.

Tommy Daly

Account Manager

Tommy has been working in the Industrial Services and Waste Management industry for fifteen years. Tommy has extensive industry experience and has worked for a broad range of Tier-One customers, as well as playing a pivotal role on many Major Projects in the industry.

In his current role, Tommy is responsible for developing key accounts and providing liaison between our operational staff and client base, to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied with our services. Tommy is a strong motivator of personnel and has excellent negotiation skills, coupled with strong leadership values. Forward thinking and very objective, Tommy prides himself on being completely customer focused.

Tom Cullen

Senior Supervisor

Tom has worked in the industrial services industry for the last 13 years, initially commencing as an equipment operator and quickly progressing through to the position of Senior Supervisor. Tom has extensive experience in all facets of high-pressure water cleaning, vacuum loading, tank desludging, catalyst removal and sewer main cleaning.

Tom has supervised and worked on various major projects in the LNG, Petrochemical, Manufacturing, Refining and Construction Industries.

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