Innovator, entrepreneur and founder of the SUMS Group of companies Paul has been campaigning for better resource management for over 15 years, receiving the Green Globe Sustainability Champion Award for his efforts in 2012. He is an innovator of sustainability through the delivery of intelligent technology solutions and is committed to helping customers manage utilities simply. In his spare time, he is a boat builder and Land Rover specialist extraordinaire.
Director of Customer Services
An accomplished innovator and engineer
Bruce brings 40 years of innovation and engineering experience to SUMS Group. These skills, coupled with a strong business acumen and a high level of customer focus means Bruce plays a key role in delivering the highest quality solutions to our customers. Outside of work, Bruce (a keen V8 Supercars fan) can usually be found either filling the stands at the motorsport, or in his man-cave building and fixing things.
General Manager Uridan Australia – A Division of SUMS Group
Our dynamic communicator – marketing for change With a diverse background in natural health and resource management, Margrethe’s primary focus is to encourage strong partnerships that drive environmental outcomes, customer engagement and positive business results. Originally from Denmark, Margrethe switched the cold for sunnier shores, and now lives in Sydney to balance the population after Princess Mary left to marry her Danish Prince.
Technical Operations Manager
Operations expert with a focus on technology John’s primary focus is product strategy and SUMS Operations – from technology and logistics to customer satisfaction and business development. He has a passion for business, technology and sustainability; and is passionate about making all three work in harmony. He is also a trained engineer, so his nerdy side comes out to play quite often. Outside of work you might find him stumbling over his words as he attempts to learn Spanish.
Customer Service Manager
Our education expert and the heart of SUMS customer service Jim works tirelessly to support our SUMS customers. With a passion for education, Jim inspires and informs the school community to create efficiencies for water and energy savings, while also setting an example for students. Outside of work, Jim is a long standing member of his local Surf Life Saving Club, an avid base-baller, and a Yankees Supporter – making for good office rivalries.
Business Solutions Manager
Enthusiastic and determined in her quest to make the world a better place Katie is dedicated to creating stronger businesses, communities and government by relentlessly pursuing mutually beneficial opportunities that build healthy and sustainable environments. She earned her graduate certificate in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation from Harvard University and has undergraduate degrees in business management and holistic psychology. When not at work, Katie can usually be found climbing up the side of a mountain or cutting it up on the dance floor.
Finance & Administration
The office oracle Prue handles Finance and Administration at SUMS (because Miracle Worker is not a job title). Originally from the world of banking, Prue is an expert in all things finance, juggling HR whilst also doing her bit to keep the office running effectively and efficiently. Late at night, she can be found on the netball court doing her bit for women in sports.
Outi Kristiina Turunen
Marketing and Customer Engagement Coordinator
Focusing on SUMS customers SUMS is working to improve how businesses, schools and councils across Australia more sustainably manage their water and energy use, and she is here to help to make it happen. She has a Masters degree in sustainability from Finland and she strengthens the company’s Nordic representation. She loves educating others and is looking forward to developing SUMS stakeholder engagement and program management. On her free time, she takes photos, studies and enjoys long walks on the beach.