years of experience
About

Innova is an independent Australian owned engineering and professional advisory services company with over 25 years of proven local and global experience backed by a team of multi-disciplined professionals and executives providing trusted advice and solutions to governments, operators and industry.

Our engineering and consulting business is focused on providing support and solutions that leverage positive whole of life outcomes for our clients.
Who we are

Innova Communications Australasia

At Innova, we focus on building trusted client relationships, and take pride in delivering engineering excellence and professional services in the Telecommunications, Transport, Defence and Public Safety Markets.

The Innova Company Fabric

Established in 1998 and Melbourne based, Innova has over 25 years of extensive knowledge, understanding and proven experience in the professional advisory services industry. Augmenting our local focus, the team brings global expertise from both the public and private sector.

Innova has a wide-range of expertise covering technical and engineering management, governance, risk and safety management, cyber security, commercial management, asset management, project management, quality assurance, audit and compliance with its personnel successfully tailoring solutions across the project lifecycle.

We focus on client’s real problems, providing whole of life standards-based advice, maintaining objectivity which allow clients to avoid becoming captured by long term dependency on single suppliers or proprietary technologies. Innova brings robust systems thinking to complex inter-disciplinary integration projects under a structured systems engineering, security and safety assurance process in accordance with proven standards.

Innova has a reputation to work in partnership with clients to maximise knowledge and collective capability.

Founded on fearless, honest, independent, and ethical engineering principles, Innova has been entrusted to manage and deliver complex whole of life transport, infrastructure and operational control systems transformation projects successfully achieving safe, sustainable and value for money service outcomes. Innovation is a key focus, not just in the technology systems, but the use of the systems and the operation and management of the network and the services provided, ensuring confidence in INNOVAting for tomorrow.

Innova is built on a team spirit and an equal opportunity culture which embraces and fosters ethical behaviour, innovation, creativity, challenge, peer reviews and engineering excellence. Open, honest and transparent communications is the fabric of Innova which has cultivated trusted and lasting relationships with all our clients.

Who We are

Innova brings together highly skilled, independent and diverse specialist subject matter experts to support technical, engineering and commercial solutions in the Transport, Telecommunications, ICT and Emergency Services sectors.

Our team has had significant experience in strategic planning, designing, delivering, managing and providing specialist advice for critical projects locally and globally.

Our multi-disciplinary subject matter experts bring broad and deep technical, systems and operational experience and capability to projects. Our approach is based on comprehensive integrated systems engineering thinking and underpinned by a risk management and quality assurance approach that is shared across the organisation.

Innova resources are unique having multi-sector industry knowledge that enable Innova to not only have technical specialisation, but a matrix of available resources with industry specialisation that can be leveraged to maximise efficiencies by clients. The accumulated wisdom and experience of our consultants, contemporaneously delivering services to a range of private and government environments, provides deep perspectives and understanding that are not readily available in the market.

Our expert advice and services across the lifecycle of projects include:

  • Conceptual and strategic planning.
  • Technology and Operational best practice.
  • Project development planning and delivery.
  • Contract management, review and advice.
  • Business case development, market engagements and implementations.
  • RFT evaluations.
  • Value for Money assessments.
  • Feasibility studies, optioneering and benchmarking.
  • Policies and procedure development.
  • Quality assurance and through life support analysis.
  • Design, Engineering and Technical services.
  • Program, Project delivery, reviews and assurance.
  • Auditing and investigations.
  • Asset management solutions including providing operational, risk and safety, governance, commercial, maintenance and technical advice.

Telecommunications 

Specialised independent telecommunications services from business case and concept development through to complex mission critical transition planning and operations

Project Management and Delivery

Full Project management and delivery support including installation, testing and commissioning services

Risk & Operational Safety Management

Structured risk management and safety framework supported by credible expertise in stakeholder management, user consultation and operations

Systems Engineering & assurance

Life Cycle Requirements Management, verification and validation and safety assurance

Our Values

Our values underpin the way we work. They guide us in achieving our goals of delivering successful project outcomes through smart thinking and engineering capabilities, and providing future-focused, connected and sustainable infrastructure solutions.

Safety

Innova has an absolute commitment to safety in all of our services and is proud to have highly experienced specialists that provide safety advice internationally and in Australia.


Quality

Our services are underpinned by a foundation of quality, and this is reflected in our staff, who are well versed in ISO 9001 standard, and deliver our services using a systematic approach and international best practice.

Integrity

Our consultants are carefully selected for their professionalism, honesty and transparency. As industry experts, they are held accountable and ready to have the “tough” conversations to make informed, fact- based decisions and recommend appropriate action.

Commitment

Innova invests in a sustainable and long-term relationship with its clients and achieves asset portfolio performance, asset management maturity and return on investment outcomes through all its engagements.


Culture

We appreciate the different types of organisational cultures and stakeholder needs. Our experience with our diverse client base has taught us how to adapt to each clients’ unique requirements and engage effectively for a successful cultural fit. We believe in fairness and gender equality enshrined in our culture.

Innovation

Innova is committed to continual improvement, advancing technology, transport development & integration, and sustainable transport solutions with a goal to deliver value for money and technical excellence.


Meet the Team

Contact Us to find out more about our full list of team members, associates and partners.

Rudy Tadros

Principal Advisor

Director
Telecommunications and Systems Engineering

Barry Hedley

Principal Advisor

Senior Associate
Risk, Safety and
Operations

Paul Harris

Principal Advisor

Senior Associate
Telecommunications and Operational Systems

David Collier

Principal Advisor

Senior Associate
Technology and Business Services

Stephen Hawksworth

Principal Advisor

Senior Associate
Chief Technology Officer

John Peoples

Principal Advisor

Executive Consultant
Leadership and Governance

Gino Moliterno

Principal Advisor

Executive Consultant
Mechanical, Electrical, Power and Constructability

Peter Dohle

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Operational Control Systems

Nicholas Phillips

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Asset Management and
RAM Specialist

John Hinds

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Systems and Safety
Assurance

Richard Gommers

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Project Director and
Delivery

Ben Chang

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Project Director and
Delivery

Sergio Stefani

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
ICT and Operational
Control Systems Engineer

Leonid Karlinksiy

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Telecommunications
Wireless Radio Engineer

John Knowles

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Telecommunications and Design Engineering

Arif Islam

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Telecommunications and Control Systems Engineer

Ruzky Zubair

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Senior Network Transmission
and Security Engineer

Chris Langmaid

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Senior ICT and
Telecommunications Systems Delivery Specialist

Craig Brookes

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
IT and OT Cyber Security

John Kessner

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Risk Management,
Verification and Validation

Nick Lim

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Senior Fire Services Engineer

Shankar Arjunan

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Senior Enterprise Security Architect

Jason Gummersal

Principal Advisor

Executive Consultant
Legal Executive and
Contract Management

Andrei Smolnikov

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Telecommunications Mobile
Core Network Specialist

Sharon Colson

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
Senior Program Specialist and Delivery Management

Dr Garry Marling

Principal Advisor

Senior Consultant
HSEQ Specialist, Auditor, Risk, Systems and Safety Assurance

Tom Barnfield

Principal Advisor

Executive Consultant
Project and Delivery
Executive

Steve Perks

Principal Advisor

Executive Consultant
Rail Systems, Signalling
and Integration

David Arnold

Principal Advisor

Commercial and Procurement Specialist