Steve Facer


Group CEO spent most of his work years with multinationals in the field of agriculture. In a lucky brain snap, bought Chess in 2002, after 15 years living overseas. He likes to see people trying new things and opening new opportunities in a positive environment.

PS Loves being a pest.


Greg Mullen


Greg is the Chess Industries group CFO, located at the Padstow office. Unlike many CFOs, he readily joins in whole team discussions and our quest for improvements.
He has experience across a range of industries including financial services, hospitality and engineering manufacturing.

PS Loves cake and golf.


Ian Mckay

General Manager

Ian is General Manager of Chess Engineering (W.A.) in Perth and responsible for the efficient running of the business. A very reliable and self disciplined manager who works in closely with his whole team. With considerable depth of experience from large corporations such as Toyota, Downer and United, he is excellent at following through to conclusions.

PS Loves sailing.


Elham Haddo

Engineering Manager (Padstow)

Elham is Chess Engineering’s (NSW) Engineering Manager at Padstow. She is responsible for project management, estimates and R&D.
Highly trained with good interpersonal skills enables her to manage a complex role.

PS She LOVES chocolate.


Ivan Mumford

Engineering Manager (Perth)

Moved from boiler maker to now Engineering Manager in Perth. He is able to develop a positive rapport with key clients due to his relaxed but professional style and is a very practical person.

PS Loves bikes.


Mark Percival

Production Manager (Perth)

Chess WA’s Production Manager enchants all visitors with his depth of knowledge in the type of works undertaken by Chess in Perth. Runs a workshop exceptionally well.

PS loves fishing.


Anoer Abdulwahab

Production Manager (Padstow)

Anoer is the Technical Manager for Chess Engineering (NSW) at Padstow. Raised as an apprentice at Chess, then our team Kellogg supervisor followed by sheet metal shop Foreman and onto Production Manager. Now he is Technical Manager – a role purely dedicated to providing practical solutions to our most key clients. High energy, practicality and engagement characterise his style.

PS Loves collecting, tidiness and Ford muscle cars.

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Stan Graham

Systems and Quality Manager

Stan is Systems and Quality Manager for Chess Engineering (NSW) at Padstow. He started as a toolmaker in Ireland and his sense of precision and accuracy has remained with him. A great source of practical solutions.

PS Loves peace and quiet but doesn’t get it.


Sandra Stanton-Rees

HR manager

Sandra is Chess Group HR manager. She is highly experienced in larger organisations. Armed with a degree in law, she contributes strongly to Safety, Quality and contract review. Balances company and staff interests well.

PS Just plain loves work.