Our Team

At Axis Hire, variety isn’t just limited to the fleet. With decades of experience across all personal, you’ll benefit from our high-speed decision making and unique problem-solving abilities.

Mark Cates

Mark Cates

Managing Director

Mark’s involvement in the rental industry has spanned over 20 years. His pragmatic customer-focussed approach paired with a genuine interest in understanding his clients’ requirements, means Mark always ready to provide sound advice and fit for purpose equipment that gets the job done. Together with his hand-picked team, Axis Hire continues to grow from strength to strength.

Kym Novak

Kym Novak

Chief Executive Officer

With 20 years’ experience as CPA qualified Accountant, Kym has worked across a variety of industries and countries. Through Public Practice and Sainsbury’s PLC, she’s gained experience in Financial and Management Accounting, Tax, Audit, Process Improvement and Property Development. This broad experience forms a sound basis for Kym’s natural evolution into the role of CEO, providing robust leadership and direction for Axis Hire.

Greg Forknall

Greg Forknall

Chief Financial Officer

Over the last three decades, Greg has accumulated experience in such companies as BHP Billiton PLC, Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd and Westralian Sands Ltd. This has equipped Greg with a skillset, spanning Financial and Management Accounting, Contractual Law, Systems Development and Improvement, Tax, Audit, Corporate Governance and Company Secretarial. As a CPA qualified Accountant and a professional member of the Australian Institute of Management, Greg brings a wealth of problem solving skills to Axis Hire’s clients.

Mat Guelpa

Mat Guelpa

Operations Manager

Our Operations Manager Mat draws on 30 plus years’ fleet management, asset disposal and maintenance experience. As a qualified mechanic, Mat leads a team that’s well positioned to ensure your equipment has the reliability and back-up that you expect. When it comes to ensuring your equipment is built and delivered to your specific requirements, there’s no one better equipped than Mat.

Dave Costa

Dave Costa

Plant

Our Rental and Plant Manager Dave has over 20 years’ experience in the heavy earthmoving, transport, mining and construction industries. Dave’s experience

as a qualified heavy duty diesel mechanic, Leading Hand, Foreman, Supervisor, Operations Manager and Business Development Executive gives him a solid skill set to assist with your fleet requirements. His pragmatic approach and operational background makes him the ideal person to ensure your requirements are matched to the right equipment in a safe and cost effective manner.