About Us

At Southpac Certifications, we believe in doing things differently.

We offer a fresh approach to certification, adding value to see businesses grow and succeed. We can truly collaborate with our clients by developing a more practical approach to the management system certification process. As a result, we can assist in identifying their strengths and areas where improvement is required. Most importantly, this is tied back to the strategic goals and requirements of the organisation. Therefore, ensuring all stakeholders are engaged and committed to the certification process.

Southpac Certifications was established to assist organisations and leaders to get the best out of their systems and their people. Our reputation has grown around challenging existing norms and being willing to do things differently – right from the start.

Our focus is on continuous improvement for our client’s long-term success, rather than an annual tick-and-flick approach. With this resolve in mind, all our experienced auditors are committed to equipping organisations with the knowledge, skills, and tools to create a culture that fosters collaboration between systems, staff, clients, and stakeholders. If it’s better for your business, we want you to achieve it.

That’s why we call it Certification Differently.

Meet our Team

Meet the Auditors and members of the Southpac Certifications team

Our Approach

Learn more about our approach to certification and why we call it Certification Differently™

Our Services

Certification for Quality Management Sytems, Safety Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems

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Meet our Team

Meet the Southpac Certifications team and Lead Auditors who drive our approach to Certification Differently™

Andy Shone
Andy ShoneCEO
Andy is an active facilitator, lead auditor and consultant and has been leading the Southpac Group as CEO since 2014. During this time Southpac Certifications has grown to become one of the leading certification service providers in South East Queensland, with a growing presence across Australia and New Zealand. Andy has conducted hundreds of audits and led the implementation of management systems for over 30 diverse organisations.
Jeremy Fisher
Jeremy FisherBusiness Development Manager
Jeremy has developed an extensive professional network over two decades, following his keen interest in establishing and strengthening relationships. Working with people from all backgrounds and industries, Jeremy has been pivotal in growing Southpac’s brand across South East Queensland. Above all, harnessing the ethos of Certification Differently. Coming from a small business background, Jeremy’s passion lies in building and cultivating trusted connections in order to accelerate business growth.
Amy Mitchell
Amy MitchellCertifications Manager & Lead Auditor
As Certifications Manager, Amy is focused on promoting our clients’ individual, professional, and business growth. In addition, she is supporting every aspect of Southpac Certifications’ operations. Amy is a highly skilled auditor with qualifications in Psychology, Education, Auditing and Management. Working across several industries to support businesses of all sizes and scopes, Amy guides our clients to reach their full potential. Amy is passionate about exploring the leadership, management systems, people, and practices in place to guide businesses towards overall business improvement.
Kiri Tareha
Kiri TarehaCertification Coordinator
Kiri has held several roles within the Southpac Group and has extensive knowledge of Southpac’s processes, values, and clients. Kiri has multiple certifications and qualifications with over 20 years of experience working for Business Management colleges and High-Risk Licensing organisations. In addition, she is experienced in management, HR, accounts and admin roles in the construction, mining, and medical industries. She is passionate about continually learning for personal and professional development.
Liz Park
Liz ParkCertification Coordinator
Liz is a highly qualified client manager and certification coordinator with extensive experience in ISO certification coordination, planning and support. Coming from a background in teaching, sales and administration, Liz has held various roles across the health and education sectors, and within the management consulting industry. She provides a high level of client support and is committed to ongoing training and development. Liz has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and a Bachelor of Psychology from QUT and is a qualified Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor for Quality, Safety and Environment.
Ben Hilditch
Ben HilditchLead Auditor
Ben has worked as an HSEQ professional for over 10 years across several industries. With a degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Ben has worked in the Defence, Aviation, Oil and Gas arenas as a Qualified Tradesman. In addition, he has worked directly on major infrastructure projects across Australia. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure clients’ needs are met as part of the audit, assurance, and certification process. Most importantly, Ben believes in making the accredited systems fit your business – and not the other way around.
Michelle Coleman
Michelle ColemanLead Auditor
Michelle is a highly qualified Lead Auditor and Trainer with a diverse background in third party certification, civil construction and resources, transport, logistics, and VET sectors. As well as her experience auditing Quality, OH&S, Environment and Information Security Management Systems, Michelle has held a number of senior management roles in complex organisations, covering a broad range of skills including learning and development, operations, systems management and compliance. She has a Masters in Learning and Development, and several Diploma qualifications. Michelle’s passion for auditing is paired with her focus on people development and innovative organisational strategies.
Ryan Harper
Ryan HarperLead Auditor
Ryan has had a diverse career in quality and environmental management, and has extensive experience in quality management within both the bio-medical and pharmaceutical fields. Ryan has a Bachelor’s of Environmental Science and a Bachelor’s of Applied Science from the University of Plymouth, and has worked as a Senior Environmental Scientist and Ecologist, as well as senior management roles from Head of Quality to Production Manager at leading biotech and fabrication companies. Through various roles, he has built his experience with both auditing and developing management systems.
Ethan Fricke
Ethan FrickeLead Auditor
Ethan is an experienced Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental professional. He has led executive front-line & safety leadership teams in the understanding and application of essential health and safety management principles, culture & behaviour changing, strategic planning and execution. Ethan has provided consultancy and auditing services that enable organisations to develop, implement, and lead health and safety improvement initiatives. Ethan also supports safe work environments for employees on the job. For example, he assists to mitigate situations as needed to ensure safe working environments for numerous locations.