Our management team work hard to ensure we provide our clients the very best service
maintaining the highest standards of health and safety to protect our staff and the
Heinz Herrmann, Managing Director
Heinz has extensive experience in senior management within the telecommunications
industry throughout the world and in the Asia Pacific region in particular. His
roles have ranged from General Manager at both Siemens (APAC) and SingTel, State
Manager of NextGen Networks to CEO of both Ice TV and Magna Systems in Australia.
He has a great track record of building, developing and growing businesses of all
sizes. Heinz is responsible for all activities within Australia, including business
development and operations at Plancast Australia.
Chris Chappell, Group Chief Executive
Before founding Plancast Pty & Plancast Limited, Chris was the head of the Planning
at a large US telecommunications solutions company. Prior to that, he was the Project
Manager for a number of large European Companies in planning of Cable TV systems
and high speed broadband across Europe before becoming the MD of a telecommunications
SME in 2001.
He has many years of experience in all forms of telecommunications, computer-aided
design and railway signalling design. Holding diplomas in Business Studies, Business
Administration and Project Management and IOSH Managing Safely.
Peter Smith, Director of Global Strategy
Peter joined Plancast in June 2013 and brings with him extensive experience in the
telecommunications sector including Sales Director Huawei Telecommunications, Sales
& Marketing Director Fujitsu Telecommunications UK & Ireland and Head of Group of
Software Engineering BT.
He is an experienced successful business executive, creating and maintaining key
relationships leading to securing new business and conversion to sales, securing
over $1.5Bn over 6 years.
Charlotte Chappell, Director of HR and Administration
Before becoming a director of Plancast, Charlotte worked as the HR Manager of a leading
office storage solutions manufacturer where she became heavily involved in the affairs
of the company. She later joined a world leading logistic company working in HR and
Charlotte has gained invaluable experience in business and marketing and continues
to be involved in the marketing, finance and administration industries. She currently
holds AHRI (Aus) and CIPD (UK) memberships and is working towards her Masters Degree.