Our Team

Steve Kennedy - Managing Director / Project Manager

Steve began his involvement in the communications industry as a technician in the Royal Australian Navy in 1983. After 11 years as a serving member of the R.A.N., he began his civilian career in the telecommunications, mining, utilities and transport sectors of the communications industry. He has held a variety of roles ranging from Technical Services to Project Management, Bid Preparation and Business Development, Change Management and Systems Engineering.

Steve’s career has taken him to projects in Argentina, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Russia, USA and throughout Australia.

Steve’s recent experience includes senior management roles in the transport communications sector, in both operations and business development.

 John Kessner - Operations Manager East Coast 

Future Systems is proud to have John Kessner join our team as Operations Manager - East Coast where he is fuelling our move to be an Australia wide company. John arrived at Future Systems with excellent credentials and experience in Rail Communications where he has worked as a contractor, principal and consultant in various roles tied to some of Australia's biggest rail communication system implementations. John has Communications Engineering qualifications as well as an M.B.A. John has also worked in the Gaming and Defence Sectors. John is currently managing our largest project - the implementation of an Australia Wide P25 Network for a Federal Agency.  

Paul McAllan - Project Manager/Systems Engineer

Paul is a specialist in Project Management and Radio Communications System Engineering. He has worked on many projects in the Pilbara within the rail and mining sectors and in project management, engineering and onsite technical service roles. Paul is currently working towards PMP accreditation as well as his M.B.A. Paul has specialist skills in Coverage, Link Budget and Capacity Planning as well as being an excellent "all-rounder" capable of designing complete turn key communications systems. 

Katherine Kennedy - Office Manager & Satellite Systems Sales Manager

Katherine joined Future Systems in 2008 as a bookkeeper and office administrator. She currently drives the back office systems, including accounting, quality and OH&S systems. 

Katherine holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources) from the University of Newcastle and is currently studying for her M.B.A.  

 Mike Allen - Sales Manager WA

 

Mike has extensive experience in the radio industry having a technical background  in maintenance, installation and supervision of turn key projects from HF SSB to Tetra.  Sales and business development is his driving force having been involved in many successful ventures over his career and he joins Future Systems with a goal to drive the business forward by embracing the traditional customer service values so often forgotten in today's industry and applying attention to detail in every aspect of our services to the customer.

 

JP Swain - Project Manager/Project Engineer

JP is a PMP certified Telco project specialist who has worked on Telecommunications projects throughout India, Africa and the Indian Ocean Region. JP has specialist skills in IP/MPLS, Voice, Optical and Microwave backhaul for cellular networks. He is based in Sydney but works for us throughout Australia.