Executive Management Team

Leigh Mackender

Leigh Mackender

Managing Director

MBA

Leigh Mackender joined Service Stream Limited when it acquired the AMRS (now Energy and Water) in February 2008, prior to which he held various management roles with the AMRS business since joining in 2005.

Prior to being appointed Managing Director, Leigh was responsible for overseeing the Energy and Water business’ national operations which includes metering, asset inspection and in-home services divisions operating across the electricity, gas and water markets.

Leigh has over 15 years of extensive experience working within the industrial services sector and held various roles in private and public businesses specialising in the development and implementation of business strategy, operational management, financial analysis, business development and commercial negotiations.

Leigh is a member of the Sustainability, Safety, Health and Environment Committee.

Leigh has no other listed company directorships and has held no other listed company directorships in the last three years.

Bob Grant

Bob Grant

Chief Financial Officer

Bcom (Qld), FCPA 
Robert (Bob) Grant has over 20 years' experience in providing financial leadership in prominent Australian and multi-national companies across numerous sectors including infrastructure services, construction, energy, downstream oil and mining. Before joining Service Stream Bob held senior finance roles in Tenix, AGL and Shell. 
In his capacity as Chief Financial Officer, Bob is responsible for all the financial management, reporting, treasury, taxation and other finance shared services, as well as corporate services including property, supply chain and risk management. 
Bob has no other listed company directorships and has held no other listed company directorships in the last three years. 
Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Executive General Manager - Fixed Communications

Kevin is a management professional with 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry supporting Australia’s main telecommunication carriers NBN Co, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Primus.

He has a proven track record of motivating a team to consistently exceed targets both internal and external.

Kevin has worked with Service Stream for since 1996 years where he started out as State Manager in Victoria. 

Paul McCann

Paul McCann

Executive General Manager - Energy & Water

Paul joined Service Stream when it acquired the AMRS Group of Companies in February 2008 and has held various operational and management positions within the Energy and Water Division since 2007. Paul was appointed to the role of Executive General Manager of Energy and Water in August 2014.

In the capacity of General Manager, Paul was previously responsible for overseeing multiple national operations across the metering, asset inspection and in-home services work streams, operating in the electricity, gas and water sectors.

He has over 7 years’ experience working within the utilities services sector and over 10 years design and marketing industry experience working with blue chip clients throughout Europe and Australia

Max Saloyedoff

Max Saloyedoff

Executive General Manager - Network Solutions

Max joined Service Stream in 2008, was appointed Executive General Manager of Mobile Communications in October 2013 and transitioned into the role of EGM of Network Solutions in June 2017. 

Max has been in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years and has held various technical, Senior Management & Executive roles. In his capacity as Executive General Manager, Max is responsible for the ongoing development and growth of our wireless telecommunications operations by assisting customers to develop network deployment solutions.

Max holds various professional qualifications and is a member of various industry associations including being a Chartered Member of the Australian Institute of Building.

John Ash

John Ash

Executive General Manager - Network Construction

John joined Service Stream in November 2014 as Executive General Manager - Network Construction. John is responsible for managing the design and construction activities performed for nbn and for wireless telecommunications clients including Vodafone and Telstra.

John is an accomplished strategic enterprise development and operational business leader who brings over 25 years experience in the Engineering and Infrastructure Services Sector. John has held senior executive positions in Operational delivery, Commercial Management and Business Development during his career, with a particular focus in the Telecommunications industry in recent years.

Anton Pirie

Anton Pirie

Executive General Manager – Business Development

Anton has over 20 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing, Account Management and Commercial roles across a variety sectors including Telecommunications, Energy, Water and Gas Utilities, Telecommunication Manufacturing and Transport.

Originally from New Zealand, Anton spent 6 years in the United Kingdom working for Philips Semiconductors servicing clients in the Telecommunications sector such as Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola, Siemens and GEC.

In 2000, Anton arrived in Australia and began working with Lucent Technologies in the Emerging Carrier sector looking after the wide variety of clients across a number of divergent industries. Lucent Technologies merged with Alcatel in 2006 to become Alcatel-Lucent.

Joining Service Stream in 2008, from Alcatel-Lucent, as General Manager – Carrier Networks, Anton oversaw the growth of Service Stream’s Fixed Communications division including all contracted work with NBN Co. In 2014, Anton was promoted to Executive General Manager – Strategy and Growth.

Juliet Fake

Juliet Fake

Executive General Manager - Human Resources

Juliet has been with Service Stream since June 2010 when she assumed responsibility for the Customer Care function, bringing experience in Contact Centre Management and BPO. 

Since then she has added further responsibilities to her portfolio, culminating in her appointment to EGM HR and HSE in July 2013 and she also heads up the Service Stream Talent and Succession program launched in FY15.

Juliet has extensive experience in large leadership roles both in the UK (Barclays Bank PLC, Virgin Media PLC) and with Service Stream over the last five years. 

Bruce Wakeford

Bruce Wakeford

Executive General Manager – Commercial

Bruce was appointed Executive General Manager – Commercial for the Service Stream Group in August 2014.  Prior to that he was General Manager – Finance and Commercial for the Energy and Water Division, having joined Service Stream in 2011.

He has wide experience in financial and commercial leadership, having previously held senior positions at Suzlon, a multi-national renewable energy company and Siemens, a multi-national engineering company operating across multiple sectors.

Anthony Bereznicki

Anthony Bereznicki

Chief Information Officer

Anthony was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Service Stream Group in December 2015.  Anthony was previously the CIO for Asahi Beverages where he led the IT merger of several acquired Asahi companies across Australia and New Zealand. 

Prior to this was the CIO for Schweppes where he successfully led the IT demerger of Schweppes from Cadbury.  He also previously held several senior IT positions at Cadbury globally and at EDS/HP and Unisys, both within Australia and across Asia Pacific. 

Anthony was awarded a MBA and also has a published thesis in strategy and organizational change management.

Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman

General Counsel

Chris was appointed General Counsel for the Service Stream Group in August 2015.Chris has significant in-house experience having held senior legal positions at Grocon Group of Companies, Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd and Linfox Australia Pty Ltd.

He has also previously worked for leading international law firms Shearman and Sterling LLP and Baker and McKenzie LLP. Chris has extensive experience in providing legal advice on a broad range of contract, dispute and regulatory matters across a number of jurisdictions

Ashley Haynes

Ashley Haynes

Executive General Manager - Techsafe

Ashley joined Service Stream in April 2017 following the acquisition of TechSafe, the largest independent electrical inspection company in Australia. He has over 15 years’ experience in the outsourcing and management of contracts in the utilities sector. Prior to starting with TechSafe as Managing Director, Ashley was Executive General Manager at Service Stream overseeing the Energy and Water business unit.

Ashley is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a qualified Lead Auditor.