Brendan Read - Director
Brendan is the founder and developer of Affinity Electrical Technologies. Brendan has over 16 years industry experience which has given him extensive industry knowledge and the ability to produce creative solutions to electrical issues. Brendan has worked across a variety of contracts in the past and has provided services to clients for over 15 years. Brendan has also been leader in the recycling of lamps in the ACT for over 8 years.
Kelvin Aumont - Business Manager/CFO
Kelvin joined Affinity in March 2013 following 11 years in senior financial and general management roles at UGL Services/DTZ. These roles have given Kelvin extensive experience within the Property Services and Facility Management Industry. Kelvin is also a Certified Practising Accountant committed to maintaining strong financial processes and controls. Kelvin brings a customer focused attitude to Affinity which was developed while delivering outsourced services to UGL Services’ clients including Commonwealth Government Departments and Corporate clients.
Dean Crapp - Operations Manager
Dean started his electrical apprenticeship back with O’Donnell Griffin in 1982 which he completed 4 years later. During Deans employment there he worked his way up the ladder from a Tradesman, to Leading Hand then Foreperson on to Project Supervisor and finally to the position of Project Manager. Dean has been a people manager/supervisor for the past 30 years and uses his extensive knowledge and experience to generate quality outcomes both on site and administratively. Dean has a keen focus on safety and is part of the Affinity Electrical Work health safety and Quality committee. He uses his extensive experience from pricing a project and following through to project delivery. Dean now shows his expertise in the pricing of our Civil projects from major traffic light and street lighting installs and also managing the delivery of these projects through our construction division.
Mark Ruffy - Finance Manager
Mark joined Affinity in April 2016 following 8 years working in mid tier and big 4 accounting firms. Mark commenced his career working for WalterTurnbull in 2008, on completion of his degree. He then worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) following the merger in 2010 and then spent 3 years at SPA Accounting. Mark brings considerable experience and knowledge having acted as assistant financial controller for a large construction company. He has significant experience with preparation of management accounts, payroll management and taxation compliance including, Income Tax, Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT), Goods and Services Tax (GST) and payroll tax.
Sarah Barnes - QSE (Quality, Safety, Environment) Manager
As a result of Affinity's growth and in line with our continued commitment to WHS/QA, Sarah joined Affinity in January 2019. Sarah has a broad range of demonstrated experience in QSE roles that spans from small, private companies to Federal departments such as the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner. Sarah began her career as a site-based HSEQ Officer where she developed valuable skills in the development and practical application of control measures. Sarah understands the importance of collaborative decision making and encourages all workers to actively participate in hazard identification, risk assessment and control processes. Sarah has also previosly worked as an Audit Officer for the Federal Safety Commissioner and (prior to her engagement at AET), worked as a QSE Consultant where she delivered services to local construction companies and government bodies inclusive of system development and third party auditing.