Our Team

At Cirka, we know that our people are our key asset.

Meet the team

We have quality people at every level to achieve our key objective of exceeding our customers’ expectations. We are proud to have managers from inside and outside the cleaning industry, believing this blend gives us an edge through the combination of hands-on experience and best practices. Many of our team have international experience delivering services to premium assets and events, providing Cirka with a fresh approach and an extensive global network.

Advisory Board

Matthew Bond

Executive Chairman
As our founder, Matthew is responsible for Cirka’s strategy, overall performance and relationship management of all stakeholders. With a hands-on approach, Matthew is actively involved in the business's day-to-day operations, maintaining an unwavering client-centric focus to ensure effective new business transition & maintenance of strong customer satisfaction and relationships.

Rebecca Bond

Executive Director
Rebecca is responsible for setting our growth strategy and overseeing our market analysis and branding requirements. As a member of the Board, she is involved with developing the strategic direction of the business. She has extensive experience in sales and marketing with a leading multinational firm in the FMCG industry.
Pat Donato

Pat Donato

Chief Executive Officer

Pat has recently joined Cirka as CEO. Pat’s role is to lead Cirka’s management team through the next growth phase, design and deliver the new market-led strategy, develop talent, deliver strong client outcomes, and drive robust financial performance.

Pat has over 30 years of professional services experience, working with large corporates across many industries, including sports and entertainment, telecommunications, manufacturing, logistics, utilities, automotive, and government.

David Buckley

Advisory Board Member
David Buckley is a highly experienced commercial advisor who is guiding our team on corporate strategy and the delivery of sustainable growth. David is currently a Partner of Fordham Business Advisors.

Steve Taylor

Advisory Board Member
Steve Taylor has C-level leadership experience in many large companies and a wealth of experience in facilities management. He plays a crucial role in advising our go-to-market strategies and operational processes.

Leadership Team

Howard Lacy

Chief Financial Officer
Howard is the Chief Financial Officer at Cirka. He recently joined the new position and is responsible for Business Planning, funding, accounting and tax, treasury and business control frameworks. Howard is an experienced Executive and Chief Financial Officer with over 20 years of experience in leadership roles in large and small complex businesses across several industries and having deep mergers and acquisitions experience.
Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Executive General Manager – People & Culture & HSQE

Kate is responsible for the management and strategic direction of Cirka’s HR function. This includes people processes to support the entire employee life cycle, training and development, employee well-being and team engagement.

Kate has over 20 years of HR experience working in the public and private sectors. Kate is pragmatic in approach, commercially focused and driven to deliver results.

Marc Fitcher

Marc Fitcher

Executive General Manager – Client Service Delivery

Marc is responsible for the management of all client service delivery throughout the business. This key leadership position includes building and maintaining client relationships, looking for opportunities to grow our business and leading the State Management team.

As a successful Manager with over 15 years of experience, Marc has a solid commercial and facilities management background.

Jordy Groh

Jordy Groh

Executive General Manager - Growth & Markets
Jordy has an extensive marketing and strategic growth background, working at international media agencies where he represented global finance brands. He is responsible for mapping our growth and go-to-market strategies and managing our bid and proposal process. Jordy works closely with our Executive Management team to place SMEs in front of clients and ensure Cirka’s expertise is captured in our communications.

Alex Malinov

Executive General Manager - Technology & Transformation

Alex is our GM of Technology & Transformation. In this key leadership role, he is responsible for leading and executing strategic business plans to meet the company's technological needs.

Alex has a wealth of experience in IT management and strategic planning from both the UK and Australia. He is an expert in implementing a robust IT Strategy underpinned by strong infrastructure and cyber-security, leading ERP system upgrades and driving technology change.

Daniel Rowe

ESG Manager
Daniel is Cirka's Sustainability and Community Engagement Manager. His role includes developing and leading the sustainability and community engagement functions to support our clients and guide Cirka's ongoing commitment to growing as a sustainable and socially responsible business. Daniel has worked in major events leading the sustainability and social responsibility strategy at Victoria Racing Club and the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Daniel Dmytrenko

Daniel Dmytrenko

State Manager (SA/NT & WA)
Daniel is South Australia’s State Manager. He is a highly experienced facility services and financial management professional, proficient in ongoing performance management and continual improvement processes with specialist service providers, including cleaning, waste management and emergency procedure training.

Scott Booth

State Manager (QLD/NSW)
Scott is Cirka's Queensland State Manager. He is a highly experienced facility services professional, proficient in ongoing performance management and continual improvement processes with specialist service providers, including cleaning, waste management and integrated soft services.

Nipuna Hettiarachchi

Portfolio Manager (National)

Nipuna joined Cirka in 2022 as National Portfolio Manager. He brought a wealth of experience in contract management, mobilisations and transitioning new and existing contracts for hotel and facilities services.

He has overseen over 500 employees successfully and is currently working to improve and expand our national portfolio.

Maria Madrid

Portfolio Manager (Commercial)

Maria joined Cirka in 2012 and currently holds the Portfolio Manager (CBD Commercial) position. She’s a well-rounded professional with over 20 years of experience in diverse fields, such as cleaning operations, contract management, business development, growing existing contracts, customer service, HR, and sales. She brings a unique and valuable perspective to her role, having a proven track record of delivering exceptional returns for clients.

With such a broad range of experiences, Maria is equipped to tackle any challenge that comes her way.

Sean McCarthy

National Sales Manager

Sean is responsible for creating new contacts and building the national portfolio with new and existing clients.

With more than 28 years of experience in the Cleaning and Security industries with different companies, he has secured multiple contracts, including Brisbane and Avalon Airports for all International and domestic cleaning services, ANZ Bank, Viva Energy and The Australian Defence in partnership with Transfield, the largest security contract at that time.

Sean is working extremely hard to continue growing the Cirka business and introduce new opportunities for the company.

Harry Patel

Harry Patel

Portfolio Manager (South Australia)

Harry Joined Cirka in 2015 and is our Portfolio Manager for our Government and Premium clients in Adelaide CBD.

He has 15 years of cleaning industry experience in multi-site and Government service delivery. He excels at working in partnership with clients, responding efficiently and effectively to achieve outstanding client and business results.

Greg Joy

Portfolio Manager (South Australia)

Greg is one of our Portfolio Managers based in South Australia. With 15 years of experience in various arms of the cleaning industry and a wealth of knowledge in managing operations at large private schools, he is an expert in meeting the expected high cleaning standards in the education sector.

Amal Bailey

General Manager - Strategic Business Development
Amal is Cirka's National Strategic Business Development Manager. She is responsible for establishing leads and developing relationships for new business opportunities. Amal has more than 30 years of experience in the facilities management sector, helping to mobilise/transition contracts and managing operations and client relationships for different contracts across Australia.

Mikhail Shchepin

Portfolio Manager (Education)

Mikhail is our Portfolio Manager – Education. His role is to lead and grow the Educational Division within Cirka, overseeing the current contracts and developing a team of managers to deliver outstanding results.

Mikhail has over 8 years of experience managing educational sites nationally, including large universities with multiple campuses, TAFEs, and private and public schools.

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