Leadership Team

Executive Team

Kristian Bischoff

CEO / Managing Director

Kristian commenced in 2012, where he has been instrumental in driving process and professionalism to expand the business growth from 15 employees to over 160 employees operating across Australia and New Zealand. Before joining United Safety, Kristian had more than 15 years in underground coal and gold mining and manufacturing in Commercial Management roles, including finance, legal, procurement, and business improvement. Kristian holds qualifications of Bachelor of Commerce with majors in business law and accounting, CPA, and Management and is also a member of CPA and AICD. Kristian’s current role is to grow the United Safety Australian business through acquisitions in safety and fire and expand United Safety's operations organically.

Danny Dries

General Manager

Danny began his career more than 20 years ago in the mechanical and fabrication industry. In 2007, he moved into the fire and safety industry, managing a service team for an international fire company. He has progressed through the business during his career, from service manager to General Manager for Northern & Western NSW. Leading and growing fire and safety business units over the past 16 years have provided Danny the platform to introduce service technology and transparency for clients while delivering multimillion-dollar service and installation contracts and projects through the mining, defence, power generation, and construction sectors. Danny aims to take United Safety into the service and installation industry as the market leader while providing cutting-edge technology and safety solutions to its clients.

Jacqueline Lloyd

Group Finance Manager

After completing her Bachelor of Commerce, Jacqui moved into the corporate accounting environment from public practice. This move allowed her to complete her CPA and progress her career at large companies in the heavy rail and coal mining industries over the eight years before starting with United Safety. She has worked in NSW Australia for Yancoal Australian Group and Pacific National. Jacqueline aspires for United Safety’s continued growth and diversity in the safety industry with business improvements to facilitate its growth.

Catherine Williams

Group HR/WHS Manager

Catherine has over 15 years of generalist human resources experience across change management, employee relations, WHS, training, strategic planning, organisational development, and executive-level management. She is passionate to help employees maximise their potential, and has experience working Nationally across manufacturing, mining, construction, finance, and professional services. Working in a fast-paced, innovative environment is important to Catherine, and her competitive spirit helps her drive success in the organisations she works for. Catherine has post graduate qualifications in business, and is currently studying for a Masters in Human Resources. She is looking forward to leading the Human Resources and WHS teams across the group, to support the growth of United Safety’s teams, to help bypass our business goals.

Chris Briggs

Store & Purchasing Manager

In his six years at USSC, Chris has overseen rapid growth, with new warehouses opening up across the country and increased demand for new and existing products. Chris brings with him more than 20 years of store and purchasing experience. Before joining the company, he was a production coordinator, where he built underground LHDs for the coal industry.

Matthew Jarrett

National Executive Sales Manager

Matt joined the USSC team in 2015 as our very first Fire Suppression Technician in Sydney, bringing with him eight years of experience in the mining industry. Matt has since grown with our company in roles such as Leading Hand, Operations Supervisor, Sydney/Southern NSW and Victorian Operations Manager. He is currently part of the Executive team, heading up the Sales Division as our National Executive Sales Manager.

Jarrod Smith

National Suppression and Compliance Manager

Jarrod has held various roles within United Safety and has been instrumental in organizational change, process, direction and stability. Each move within the business has led to successful outcomes. He brings a wealth of experience in compliance, training, project management, operations and account management, with previous experience in commercial industries, council and the Australian Sports Commission. Jarrod’s goal is to see United Safety evolve from a family business environment to a corporate entity and be a leader in Safety and Survivability in Australia whilst holding as many of the family business principles as we can. As National Operations Manager, Jarrod sees his role as an advocate for his team and to provide them the greatest opportunity for success.

Nathan Owens

National Technical Engineering Manager

Nathan joined the United Safety team as the National Technical Engineering Manager. With over 15 years of experience in the mining & logistic industry, he has held various roles as a Mechanical fitter to Mechanical shift engineer. He also has seven years of experience as a senior executive at Hyundai Forklifts Australia. Nathan has a broad range of technical & engineering capabilities and exposure to managing large machine overhauls, engineering design changes and expanding distribution. Nathan’s skillset and experience will complement the already strong technical team at United Safety to ensure compliance, design, and regulations are delivered.

Marcus Christensen

National Fixed Facilities Manager

Marcus has over twelve years of experience in fire, electrical and hydraulic servicing and installation across the mining, construction, industrial, domestic, health care, government services, retail, and commercial industries in Sydney and regional NSW. He has an essential Fire Safety Measure Assessor (FPAS accredited ) with tertiary qualifications in business and building and construction management. Since commencing in 2019, Marcus has been tasked with growing and developing the fixed facilities arm of the Hunter Valley branch. We are now completing servicing and install works across the country, with a team consisting of assessors, engineers, project managers, electricians, sprinkler fitters, and estimators.

Benjamin Lewis

Continuous Improvement Project Manager

Ben Lewis joins United Safety following 7 years with a large government operation, where as a Project Manager, Ben undertook strategy-based project delivery primarily with Waste Services and Asset Optimisation. Ben has a strong ability to communicate and engage others, with demonstrated success involving cross-organisation, industry, and community collaboration. Ben presents qualifications in double diplomas in Project Management & Business Management / Leadership while offering > 10 years of experience in implementing continuous improvement initiatives to improve core processes, functions and systems, which will build the platform for United Safety to continue to scale upon.