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Sue Pridmore – Managing Director

Sue is the founder and Managing Director of Platinum FM, with more than 25 years national and international experience across a broad range of industries including; television, engineering, manufacturing, utilities, retail and commercial. Previous experience includes working as a General Manager of Operations for Vic/Tas, where she was responsible for a team of over 200 staff.

Clients included Dept. of Justice – Hopkins Correctional Centre (PPP), City West Water, Barwon Water, BHPB, Port of Melbourne, Orica, Dulux, Frankston City Council, Energy Australia, Coles, Sensis and Dept. of Human Services. Sue also held a national role ensuring all contracts adhered to operational excellence standards and led the Procurement and Advisory teams.

She has also held a number of senior roles with Myer, where she was the National Facilities and Store Development Manager. Sue’s international experience includes working for BBC Television in the UK, where she held a number of roles within the facility management field and managed the west London premises. Sue has also worked for Gutteridge Haskins and Davey (GHD) in Australia, as the global service-line leader for facilities management.

Sue was a Director of the Facilities Management Association of Australia (FMA) between 2002 and 2005 and is a past member of Facility Management Action Agenda Strategic Industry Leaders group. She is MBA qualified and is a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Christina Helm – General Manager, Finance

Christina is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years professional accounting experience, across a broad range of industries including: manufacturing, property construction, commercial real estate and retail. 

Christina started her career at Bell Partners Chartered Accountants as a Graduate, before progressing to Senior Accountant.

Christina then spent almost a decade working as a Chartered Accountant with accounting and business advisory firm, William Buck, where she was responsible for a multi-million dollar portfolio of clients, whilst leading a large team of staff.

Christina has had experience working across numerous technical divisions, including specialist tax, audit and business advisory.

Some of her major clients include Ritchies IGA, Victorian State Emergency Services, and the UAG Group.

Christina has also spent time as a sessional accounting lecturer with Academies Australasia Polytechnic University.  

Andrew Ponnadurai – General Manager, Business Systems and Performance

Andrew joined Platinum FM in 2019 as a Business Analyst, and in 2021 was promoted to GM Business Systems and Performance. 

He has over 18 years of national and international experience across a broad range of industries including; automotive, defence, engineering, utilities, construction and facilities management.

His experience includes working with customers, such as General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, BAE Systems, United Energy, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Dept. Treasury & Finance, Coles, Deloitte North Americas and Suncorp, to provide valuable insights via business systems.

Andrew’s diverse education ranges from aerospace engineering to project management. He has also completed an MBA from Melbourne Business School.

He is currently completing his CPA and is passionate about supporting clients to maximise the value they create from their operations.

Omar Sali – General Manager

Omar has over 20 years experience in the facilities management industry. He leads Platinum FM’s specialist team servicing Australia’s largest convenience retailer – spanning facility management, commercial, HSEQ, systems and asset engineering. 

Previous roles include, managing a national retail contract for fire protection and electrical services to over 2,800 sites.

Other roles include managing a fire protection services business and mobilising major contracts within the housing and water sectors.

Omar was also Facility Leader at Southern Cross Station, where he was responsible for delivering the maintenance program within a venue that has approximately 250,000 patrons pass through daily.

Omar has a Masters of International Business and a Bachelor of Commerce, and is passionate about maximising the strengths of his team and motivating them to achieve collective goals.