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.
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.
Customer Engagement & Program Coordinator
Taking SUMS to the next level in customer focus
Nicky is developing processes to place our customers at the heart of everything we do, maximising the value they receive from our products and services. Creating training, materials and experiences to bridge the gap between, software, hardware and people. On weekends you will find her with sleeves rolled up, at the Narara Ecovillage where she and her husband, along with 180 other members, are building an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable community.
Is this you?
Customer Engagement & Program Coordinator
Are you passionate about doing something good for the planet and looking to develop your career? SUMS is working to improve how businesses, schools and councils across Australia more sustainably manage their water and energy use, and we need your help to make it happen.
We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate who loves teaching others and is looking to develop experience in stakeholder engagement, communications and program management.