Meet Our Dedicated Team
Damian Ryan - Director Sales and Operations
33+ years industry experience. Diploma of Management - Swinburne University.
Commencing with John Ryan Removals in 1984, Damian spent a lot of his early time managing and working on office relocations. Career highlights include the relocation of the Premier and Cabinet of Victoria in 1995 (800 staff), Allens Arthur Robinson (800 staff), Australian Construction Services (4000m3 over one weekend), Shell Australia’s Head Office (850 staff) and Department of Human Services (3000 staff). Damian currently holds the position of Director - Sales and Operations and is Joint Managing Director. Damian sits on Council for the Australian Furniture Removers Association.
Tony Ryan - Director International and Administration
33+ years industry experience. Degree in Economics - Monash University
Tony also started with John Ryan Removals in 1984. Predominately working in an administration role up to 1998 at which time the Company commenced international moving services. Tony oversees both portfolios and attends the international removals conferences representing John Ryan Removals.
Tony holds the position of Director - International and Administration and is Joint Managing Director. Tony is Secretary of the Australian International Movers Association.
Roy Baker is our accountant, and manages our payroll and creditors. Roy started with us in 1987.
Elizabeth Draper predominantly looks after debtors and works with our agents in Australia and overseas to reconcile agency accounts. Elizabeth has worked with us for nearly 15 years having been involved in the furniture removal industry most of her working career.
Mark Sikora and Keith Stephen are our key sales staff. Mark started in the business in the role of a packer back in the 1990's and worked his way through to become an estimator. Keith returned from the UK in 2014 to resettle in Melbourne where he lived prior to leaving in 1998. Keith has gained solid international experience working for various international moving firms in the UK.
Customer Service and International
Kent (Supa) Williams and Merrin look after the operations and logistics. It's their job to ensure the containers go to the right places, the staff arrive on time and the moves are performed as our customers expect them to. Collectively, they have worked at the company for over 20 years.
Rebekah Catlow coordinates the incoming import shipments from overseas working with Customs and AQIS to have the shipments processed as quickly as possible. An interesting and challenging role when your customers come from countries all over the world and many are coming to Australia for the first time.
Operational and Store staff
We have a permanent and dedicated store crew whose role is to make sure the movement of furniture into and out of the store is performed with the utmost care and accuracy. However they didn't want their photo taken.
Our team have been doing it for a long time. Experienced, trusted and reliable.