Senior Leadership Team
Our people are the secret to our success.
Followmont’s Senior Leadership Team consists of Mark Tobin (MD), Trent Fuller (CFO), Barry Macnee (COO), Neil Forsyth (GM People and Safety), Steve Fleiter (GM Sales & Business Development), Gavin Neilsen (GM Fleet & Compliance) Clynt Leeson (GM Linehaul), Graham Kirkby (GM NSW) and Chris Knuth (GM Qld) .
The Senior Leadership Team work across the business creating a sense of belonging and a passionate culture where employees feel respected and supported. They know the people are the secret to Followmont’s success.
The Team is extremely committed to driving strategy, developing leaders of the business and influencing positive change to continually improve Followmont Transport and ensure its ongoing success.
Each team member role models the core values of Service, Unity, Passion, Integrity and Innovation. With a shared goal to balance working “on” the business, as well as “in” the business, the Team’s focus is around long-term strategy and forward vision. They lead by example and strive to be the provider of choice for customers and the employer of choice in the transport industry.
CEO / Managing Director
As Followmont Transport’s CEO/MD, Mark Tobin is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations and driving the strategic direction and objectives of the business.
Mark Tobin, has been deeply entrenched in the company, working in the business since the age of 17. Mark worked through the ranks, spending his youth in Rockhampton and other branches, working in various operational and mechanical roles across the business. In 2006, Mark purchased shareholdings and became a Director, with the business experiencing a significant increase in growth at this time. In 2007 he became General Manager, and in 2011, CEO. Mark has now taken on the role of Managing Director, and is the sole shareholder actively working in the business. Mark is passionate about supplying the best available transport service regardless of any obstacles or challenges. He is also extremely committed to leading the Senior Leadership Team, building leadership for the future and driving the strategic direction of the business.
As CEO/MD, Mark is extremely proud of what the business accomplishes each day, with Followmont vehicles covering over 85,000km each night across the state, supplying Queenslanders with their medical supplies, food, perishables and other goods. He believes that all 650 employees are engaged and empowered in the business, demonstrated by going above and beyond customer expectations on a daily basis.
Followmont’s Core Values are the underpinning foundation that drives the business success. Mark, with the full support of The Board and Senior Leadership Team, lives by these values and instills them into all Followmont’s valued staff and contractors.
Trent Fuller is the CFO of Followmont Transport and also serves on its Board of Directors. Since joining the Executive Team in 2012, Trent has helped develop the business strategy and driven it with enthusiasm.
Leading a team of 19 staff in areas of Accounting, Credit Control and Business Analytics, he is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely business performance data to all stakeholders, as well as managing business risk. His role also includes developing long term financial strategies for the business, managing the capital structure of Followmont and conducting economic forecasting and modelling.
Trent has a passion for leadership and developing people. He is motivated to ensure that business performance can be measured using both financial and non-financial KPI’s and visual data presentation, so that all people in the business, from operatives to the Board of Directors, can see their performance and make the best decisions they can. Some of his key achievements to date include developing and implementing many new initiatives across the business including improved reporting and visibility of data, clear and strategic budgets, cost control measures and the implementation of KPI’s and team scoreboards.
Trent is CPA Qualified and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business majoring in Accountancy from Queensland University of Technology.
Barry Macnee is Followmont’s Chief Operations Officer and has over 20 years’ experience in the Transport Industry. Since joining the business in 2013, he has played a vital role in streamlining and significantly improving operational efficiencies across the business. He is committed to leading and guiding his teams to ensure that Followmont provides the best possible service to our customers.
As COO, Barry is responsible for overseeing the operational performance of the business across 15 branches and multiple agents for Followmont Transport; driving strategy across each of the business units in all areas of safety, sales, customer service and freight divisions. Some of his Followmont achievements to date have been connecting all operational teams resulting in greater consistency, as well as the successful implementation of a statewide safety and compliance program.
Throughout his career history, Barry has held a variety of leadership roles and most notably, held long term roles as State Manager (both in Victoria and Queensland) for reputable national transport providers.
General Manager, People & Safety
Neil Forsyth is the General Manager for People and Safety for Followmont Transport having joined the company in March 2018.
Neil brings a wealth of experience to the business, having held a number of senior Human Resources Leadership roles in large, complex organisations, principally in the Oil & Gas, Mining and Engineering sectors. Neil is passionate about Safety , People and Culture and committed to working with Leaders across the business to ensure Followmont is a great place to work and a preferred employer within the Transport Industry.
As General Manager, People and Safety, Neil is responsible for leading and managing a team of dedicated professionals specializing in resourcing, onboarding, performance management, learning & development, employee relations, HRIS, payroll, project management and health and safety. As GM, Neil is responsible for the development and execution of people strategy, ensuring Followmont achieves it’s business goals through ongoing organizational capability development, cultural improvement and alignment, and positive team engagement across the business in both QLD and NSW.
General Manager Sales & Business Developement
Steve Fleiter is Followmont’s General Manager Sales & Business Development and has over 35 years’ experience in the Transport Industry. Since joining the business in October 2016, Steve has been responsible for the revenue quality and growth whilst overseeing the overall sales activity within Followmont. Steve works with the Sales Team to ensure our customers receive the best possible service whilst providing solutions to customers transport problems. With service and hands-on relationships being the key focus, Steve and the team creative collaborative partnerships to improve customers end to end transport and logistics needs. Steve also works within the Senior Leadership Team to drive strategy across each of the business units in all areas of safety, sales, customer service and the freight network divisions.
Throughout his career history, Steve has held a variety of senior leadership roles, most notably he held a long term senior management role for a multi-national transport provider.