Meet The Team

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Matthew Holt

Managing Director

Matt is Safework Health’s Managing Director and previous General Manager Operations. He oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, from strategic planning and business development to client relations and service delivery. Matt has over 15 years experience in the healthcare, toxicology, and medical device industries and his journey has been marked by a series of achievements and leadership roles. He has developed an extensive knowledge and understanding of drug testing programs and relevant Australian and International Standards. Before his professional endeavours, he was a professional rugby player in Australia and the UK. Matt remains steadfast in his mission to create safer, healthier work environments for employees everywhere. His leadership, expertise, and passion for excellence continue to drive the company’s success and solidify its position as a leader in the field of occupational health and safety.

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Luke Loucas

Finance Director

Luke is a senior finance professional with over 30 years of experience, including 9 years at Safework Health. He has demonstrated the ability to transition through several fast-paced and highly competitive industry sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing, health and transport, working for companies such as Healthscope, Visy Industries and Costa Group. Throughout his career, Luke has acquired an enviable depth of business knowledge and experiences relating to finance, strategy, M&A, business performance and business turnaround.

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Dr Phil Tynan

National Toxicologist

Dr Tynan is a Toxicologist and a retired Clinical Biochemist Pathologist with extensive industry knowledge and experience and is considered an expert in testing for substances of abuse. Dr Tynan’s primary role is to support the Safework Health team in the development of new drug assays and procedures and maintain the company’s excellent record as a drug testing service. He also provides guidance and professional opinions to our clients and specific clinical advice when required. Dr Tynan is a published toxicologist in internationally peer-reviewed journals and is available to provide advice and expert opinion regarding results, expert witness testimony and appearances at courts and tribunal hearings as required.

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George Veaudry

General Manager Health

George is responsible for all aspects of our business’s health services. Before this, George was the State Manager for WA and NT. He brings to Safework over ten years of management experience specialising in strategic business growth from project initiation to development and implementation. This experience spans the construction, mining and technology industries where George acquired and applied his skills in organisational management, team leadership and development, business analytics, project management and contract execution.

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Lisa Smith

National Operations Manager

Lisa is an accomplished operations manager with 12 years of industry experience. With a strong foundation in optimising business operations, Lisa brings a proven track record of enhancing efficiency and profitability to every project she undertakes. During her 8 years at Safework Health, Lisa has garnered invaluable expertise in streamlining processes and fostering a culture of excellence within her team. Her collaborative leadership style empowers individuals to excel, fostering a dynamic and productive work environment.

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Sean Peters

Quality Manager

Sean is responsible for maintaining and implementing improvements to Safework Health’s Quality Management System. Sean is a highly dedicated and success-driven Quality Manager with three decades of experience in the analytical, health and clinical laboratories management industries, specifically in Risk Management / Assessment, Quality Audits & Assurance, Research, Total Quality Management Systems, and ISO standards.

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Nathan Brown

National Chief Scientist (Melbourne)

Nathan has over 20 years’ experience in the pathology industry, the last 15 in AS 4308:2008 accredited toxicology laboratories. He also has twelve years’ experience in analytical method development using LC/LCMSMS. As our National Chief Scientist, Nathan is responsible for the organisation and performance of drug and alcohol tests within our three toxicology laboratories. Nathan is a nationally recognised expert in toxicology. He has experience giving expert testimony defending medico-legal analytical results.

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Natasha Laugier

Chief Scientist (Brisbane)

Natasha has over 9 years’ experience in analytical chemistry, 8 of which are within the pharmaceutical industry. More recently, Natasha has transitioned her wealth of knowledge to the field of toxicology. She also has substantial experience in analytical method development, validation and transfer using LC. As our Chief Scientist in Brisbane, Natasha is responsible for the operation and efficiency of our Brisbane laboratory.

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Ben Hatfield

Chief Scientist (Perth)

Ben has over 14 years’ experience in the pathology industry, including over 10 years in AS/NZS 4308 and 4760 accredited toxicology laboratories. He also has extensive knowledge in analytical method development using LC/MS/MS. As our Chief Scientist in Perth, Ben is responsible for the operation and efficiency of our Perth laboratory and the maintenance of the quality system for our drug and alcohol testing service.

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