Our Team

Brett Hickinbotham - Managing Director

Brett Hickinbotham – Managing Director

Brett started Safety Management Solutions because he is passionate about safety and embedding this culture in your business to ensure a safe work environment for your employees and contractors. Brett’s background acquired over 30 years in operational safety and risk management, combined with hands on experience in industry, the military, health sciences and the emergency services, underpins this passion. He has worked in the safety sphere of a wide variety of industries, at site, local and international levels and has substantial skills and understanding in all things relating to safety.

Brett is able to influence at all levels of an organisation, whether it is staff on the ground or executives in the boardroom. Keeping your employees safe, demonstrating care for their welfare and mitigating any risk in work practices, improves business reputation, reduces employee downtime and costs associated with litigation and workers comp premiums, to name a few.   

Qualifications, Accreditations & Training

Master of Occupational Health & Safety Graduate Diploma of OHS
Bachelor of Nursing Federal Safety Officer, Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner
Chartered Fellow (Australian Institute of Health & Safety

Chartered Generalist OHS Professional, (Australian Institute of Health & Safety)

Registered Nurse Standards Australia Committee – SF034 Portable Ladders
Exemplar Global ISO 45001 Certification Committee Exemplar Global WHS Lead Auditor (No. 110359)
Exemplar Global Master Auditor – ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Exemplar Global Quality Lead Auditor (No. 110359)
Exemplar Global Environmental Lead Auditor (No. 110359) Exemplar Global Skill Examiner OHS (No. 110359)
NSW Government Accredited NSW RMS Auditor / Road Safety Auditor Lvl 1. 
Standards Australia Committee – ISO DIS 45001 SF001 Standards Australia Committee – SF034 Portable Ladders
JAS-ANZ WHS Technical Expert Prepare a Work Zone Traffic Management Plan (RMS 0034321893 exp 08/22)
ATSB Human Factors for Transport Safety Investigations System Safety Investigation
Introduction to Emergency Management Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment
Height Safety Supervisor PErforM Train the Trainer
Confined Space Entry / Rescue Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) Training
General Induction for Construction Fire Safety Advisor (Qld Fire & SES)
Apply First Aid Integrated Management System Auditor
SANE Mindful Employer Workshops Conduct Road Safety Audits
ICAM Lead Investigator Introduction to Noise Measurement
Expert Witness Training  
Fiona Hickinbotham

Fiona Hickinbotham – Operations Manager

Fiona is an experienced Operations Manager with over 20 years working in large corporations.

Managing budgets in excess of $12m, she has a proven track record of achieving excellent results in operational and strategic objectives as well as project management experience in a variety of different business functions.

Along with her understanding of a range of accounting, CRM and marketing software packages and systems, Fiona brings a wealth of operational skills to the business.



Tim Gurney Excalibur IT SolutionsTim Gurney – IT Consultant

Tim’s IT career has developed over 30 years in the IT industry, where he enjoyed a diverse range of roles both in the Small Business and Corporate worlds including Technical Support (hardware and software), Programming, Consultancy, Project Management and Vendor Management.

Tim has been instrumental in setting up an internal network for the business providing advice on backup services, system security and UPS processes to secure client information and ensure business continuity. He is also providing web development and maintenance services for the company site.


Diana Du Preez

Diana Du Preez - Marketing Consultant

Diana is a Marketing Consultant who established her career in Advertising and Marketing and gained a Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies. She began her own marketing and design consultancy, DesignStreet Pty Ltd and grew this business over subsequent years with blue chip clients such as Sony, 3M and Braun.

Diana has delivered expertise to Safety Management Solutions over the past 2 years in our marketing strategy as well as providing information on selling and improving profits. These skills are a valuable source of knowledge to our business and with her strong interpersonal skills and happy disposition, Diana's approach is always understanding, supportive and encouraging.



At Safety Management Solutions, we have a team of experienced safety professionals from Consultants through to Managing Consultants that can assist your organisation with all of your safety needs.





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