Mike is the Head of Operations, Infrastructure & Environment, Adelaide Cemeteries Authority. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of South Australia (CCASA) and is a member on the Standards Australia Technical Committee BD-071, charged with the task of developing AS 4204 Headstones, Monuments and Commemorations.
Mike’s presentation will walk you through sections of AS 4204, providing you with a greater understanding of the standard, with recommendations on how to implement AS 4204 at your cemetery.
During the Friday cemetery tour at Rookwood General Cemetery, there will be practical demonstrations on interpreting the standard and pointers given on how to ensure headstones, monuments and commemorations are being built in accordance with AS 4204.
Michael commenced his career in the cemetery industry in 2008. Having held previous roles as Facilities Manager, and Assets & Infrastructure Manager, Michael has a wealth of operational management experience.
Over the last 10 years, Michael has built and developed a strong team across the horticultural, asset maintenance, burial / cremation operations & chapel / lounge departments. Michael has provided a fresh approach to the cemetery industry in South Australia with successful results in National Award Winning WHS projects and operational efficiencies in site management.
Michael has overseen projects such as two mausoleum expansions, education centres, police refurbishments and supported accommodation projects.