Skytrust is built on three fundamental principles

  • Efficiency

    Role based, instant access to the documents and functionalities each staff specifically needs to keep your business protected at all times.

  • Alignment

    A single system that aligns to international standards so no matter who you need to show or where your company is based, your compliance meets regulations.

  • Affordability

    Skytrust suits large and small companies. What you pay reflects your business needs.

Message from the Managing Director
The Story of Skytrust

The Skytrust story began while I was employed as a Safety and Quality Manager for the Bianco Group; a building supplier and manufacturer in South Australia. Managing Hazards and Improvements with Excel spreadsheets and paper-based forms became challenging and I recognised the need for a more efficient process. It was while I was working at Bianco that I, met Jeff Sawade and with Nick Bianco’s support we developed an intranet system to improve our compliance work flow. Following its successful implementation, it became clear that with an easier and more efficient safety and compliance management system we achieved a significant reduction in our employer’s premium costs.

Skytrust came from humble beginning; Jeff’s backyard studio! In collaboration with Jeff, we worked long hours, developing what was then known as the ‘QHSE’ intranet. We focused on providing our system to initially the construction industry and in 2008, our client Grocon; renowned for building Australia’s tallest buildings, won Safe Work Australia’s ‘Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System’ award with the QHSE intranet in place.

We allowed efficient compliance process management where individual staff become responsible for their specific compliance requirements. Further to this, we gave management instant access to data reports; helping them to focus on compliance areas requiring improvements. We believe making processes faster and easier than paper and when something first becomes amiss greater control is achieved by receiving instant notifications – prevention is better than cure.

Through further business growth we realised our intranet system developed specifically for each company would be more easily distributed by developing a software application and in 2010, Skytrust was born.

A single system that aligns to international standards, uses flexible user groups to allow the software
to suit large or small businesses. We fast achieved great results with our system and many companies privileged us the offer of their investment and allowing us to continue to grow and reach larger industry sectors. Throughout this growth we’ve been lucky enough to retain dedicated and high-quality staff including Cassie Hames who has been with us from the beginning. This is a true testament to the wonderful team behind Skytrust’s success.

Skytrust is the end result reached through the collaboration of like-minded people improving safety and compliance challenges for all types of industries. For us, it is rewarding to work with almost every imaginable industry, in many different countries with each challenge being unique.

We are very proud of our product and would be excited to share it with you.

– Corey Burford
Managing Director

Meet the Skytrust team

  • Corey Burford

    Managing Director

    Corey Burford

    Managing Director

    Founder and creator, Corey developed the company in 2010 from its original as QHSE to today’s Skytrust.

  • Lorri McInnes

    Finance & Payroll Manager

    Lorri McInnes

    Finance & Payroll Manager

    Lorri is our Finance and Payroll Manager. Lorri has been a longstanding employee who has seen the company grow over the years. Lorri plays a key role in the success of our everyday operations – tasked to look after Skytrust’s financial health and making sure reporting and plans are helpful to Management to keep on track with our long-term financial goals.

  • David Miller

    Global Sales Manager

    David Miller

    Global Sales Manager

    David is our Global Sales Manager. He started with Skytrust when it was still in its infancy, many years ago. His strong Sales background and experience in a number of industry sectors has complimented Skytrust. Over the years, David’s passion, drive and knowledge of Skytrust has enabled the continuous growth and enhancement of our product. David’s wit and enthusiasm brings a pleasant element to the team and his ability to engage with clients and promote his passion of Skytrust to the clients has seen many companies understand the benefits of what Skytrust has to offer. David is Skytrust’s roving gypsy who will go to extreme lengths to ensure clients are getting the most benefit from Skytrust. In his spare time, you will find David caravanning (glamping).

  • Mary Nizamis

    Business Relationship Manager

    Mary Nizamis

    Business Relationship Manager

    Before joining the team, Mary has enjoyed over 20 years of experience as a safety professional. As Business Relationship Manager, Mary brings a wealth of experience to her role having worked in senior roles with the South Australian and Federal WHS Regulators. She has engaged with a diverse range of industries and worked closely with numerous industry associations. Her knack of connecting with people and businesses, has seen Mary dubbed as the “Networking Queen” by her colleagues.

  • Aaron Trott

    Corporate Support Manager

    Aaron Trott

    Corporate Support Manager

    Our Corporate Support Manager, Aaron Trott has been involved in the field of Customer Service for many years predominantly in the retail industry. He manages the Customer Service Team and ensures that our customers’ needs are always met and successfully maintains customer satisfaction with his calm and professional manner. Aaron always offers “service with a 😊”. In his spare time, you will find Aaron pumping iron in the gym.

  • Vanessa Merritt

    Customer Service Assistant

    Vanessa Merritt

    Customer Service Assistant

    Vanessa Merritt is a member of our Customer Services Team where she is responsible for providing customer support to best meet our client’s needs. This includes general Q&A’s, troubleshooting, training and data maintenance tasks with our programming team. In her spare time, you will find Vanessa enjoying the great outdoors and exploring the many hiking trails and beaches around Adelaide with her family.

  • Jordan Morrison

    Customer Service Assistant

    Jordan Morrison

    Customer Service Assistant

    Jordan Morrison is a member of our Customer Services Team and is responsible for providing our customers with support. As a team member with 10 years + of customer support experience, his focus is in understanding your needs, helping you get the best out of our products and supporting your technical needs. When not in the office, you can find Jordan in the kitchen with a love of food and cooking, playing with his dogs or simply relaxing with a glass of wine.

  • Arturo Inovero

    Marketing Coordinator

    Arturo Inovero

    Marketing Coordinator

    Arturo joined Skytrust as our Marketing Intern. We liked him so much we created a Marketing Coordinator role and he is now a permanent member of our team. His recent Degree of Commerce places him in a valued position to contribute to his role. Arturo enthusiastically promotes Skytrust and is a wiz with all things marketing.

  • Lucy Perpetua

    Customer Engagement

    Lucy Perpetua

    Customer Engagement

    Lucy our newest addition to the team, holds the role of Customer Engagement. She fits the part well thanks to her diverse and extensive experience working as a Safety & HR consultant. Lucy has worked in Local Government, SafeWork SA and private industry. These roles have benefited from her strengths in identifying areas for improvement in business and also thinking outside the square to help business comply with their legislative requirements. Lucy has an amazing sense of humour and entertains the Skytrust team on a daily basis.

  • Cassie Hames

    Development Supervisor

    Cassie Hames

    Development Supervisor

    As Development Supervisor at Skytrust, Cassie Hames is known to wear many hats in the office. Her tasks range from programming, reviewing/testing code, helping staff in managing databases/network and servers. Outside of the office, Cassie enjoys travelling, seeking new adventures and teaching herself new tricks. She is currently working towards riding a unicycle whilst juggling.

  • Satheesh Kumar

    Chief Technologist

    Satheesh Kumar

    Chief Technologist

    Satheesh Kumar is Chief Technologist at Skytrust. His roles include providing technical direction and leadership for our product development, cloud infrastructure, and mobility as well as ensuring security for Skytrust products.

    Satheesh has nearly 20 years of expertise in software development, including a decade of spearheading technology initiatives as CTO, Co-Founder and Director of several successful organisations. Satheesh has a depth of experience from big brands having various engineering roles at organizations including Fortune500 companies GE and Thomson Reuters, right through to testing .net for Microsoft’s pre release. He is a hardcore technologist, entrepreneur and sometimes philosopher who truly believes in "What you think, you become".

  • Rachel Stennett

    IT Analyst Programmer

    Rachel Stennett

    IT Analyst Programmer

    As part of our programming team for nearly 10 years, Rachel is our IT Analyst Programmer where she is responsible for a diverse set of roles including writing front-end/back-end code for our platform to creating and maintaining databases. In her spare time, you will find Rachel computer gaming, programming on her various side projects and watching her favourite TV shows.

  • Ping Guan

    IT Analyst Programmer

    Ping Guan

    IT Analyst Programmer

    As part of our programming team for the past 10 years, Ping has been an invaluable member of the Skytrust team where she brings over 20 years experience in the IT field as a Software Programmer, Software Tester, and Unix System Administrator at Solaris and HP-UX. When Ping is out of the office, you will find her spending time with family.

  • You Hu

    IT Analyst Programmer

    You Hu

    IT Analyst Programmer

    With over 8 years of .NET programming experience in vast fields including software, education and research, banking services and manufacturing; You Hu is an integral member of our programming team.

  • Shruthi Ramachandra

    IT Analyst Programmer

    Shruthi Ramachandra

    IT Analyst Programmer

    With over 6 years of experience as a Software Engineer, Shruthi joined the Skytrust Team as a Software Developer in 2018. Shruthi has comprehensive knowledge of the full software development life cycle both waterfall & Agile with hands on knowledge of designing, programming & developing new software. In her spare time, you will find Shruthi travelling, actively participating in community organisations and experimenting with cooking.

  • Soniya Francis

    IT Analyst Programmer

    Soniya Francis

    IT Analyst Programmer

    With over 7 years of experience as a Software Engineer, Soniya joined the Skytrust Team as a Software Developer in 2018 and is an integral member involved in our new developments. Soniya has comprehensive .NET framework experience in analysis, designing, development, debugging and maintenance of 3-tier enterprise web application. When Soniya is out of the office, you will find her travelling and listening to her favourite music.

Our Strategic Advisory Board

  • Peter Gregg

    Peter Gregg

  • Jeff Sawade

    Jeff Sawade