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Leadership Team

Jacqui Bensemann

Overseeing Argus Fire Protection strategy, business operations and client relationships is Managing Director Jacqui Bensemann.

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Jacqui has over 40 years’ experience in the fields of banking, public accountancy, management consultancy and general management, in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Over 20 years have been exclusively in the fire protection industry.

A graduate of the University of Canterbury in Accounting and Marketing, Jacqui has developed a strong technical understanding of the engineering, science and legislative aspects of New Zealand’s fire protection sector.

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Bryce Donaldson

Bryce has over 25 years’ experience in the Fire Protection industry, covering a number of roles since he started out as a Cadet and Fire Alarm Installation Technician.

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As you would expect, he holds a huge range of relevant practical qualifications, including National Certificates, Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) registration and Independent Qualified Person (IQP) status. He’s also currently an elected Council member of the New Zealand Fire Protection Association (NZFPA) and on the Board of Directors for the Fire Protection Association (FPA).

Bryce’s passion for the fire protection industry is obvious and infectious. His clear understanding of client expectations is matched by an exceptional ability to motivate those around him. Bryce plays a key role in building and maintaining our company culture with its high staff retention and reputation for consistently delivering exceptional customer service.

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Will Donald

Will has overall management responsibility for all operations outside the Auckland region.

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He has over 20 years of broad experience in the fields of engineering consulting, construction, logistics and general management. Prior to joining Argus in 2017, Will held roles as Port Manager for New Zealand Steel and Manager of Strategy for Qantas, and has worked in the UK and Europe as well as Australia and NZ. His logistics and operations knowledge is second to none.

Will graduated from the University of Canterbury with a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and gained his MBA from Oxford Business School.

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Ben Hanif

As CFO, Ben brings over 25 years’ experience in financial and management accounting to the role, 15 of them with Argus.

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His prior roles included several different New Zealand companies ranging from medium-sized enterprises to large corporates.

An alumnus of Mount Albert Grammar and Manukau Institute of Technology, Ben also spearheads IT and related tech for the company.

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Laurie McArthur

Laurie’s 40 years in the fire protection industry spans New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, and he is renowned for his exceptional knowledge of sprinkler and related systems.

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As well as managing a large service operation in the Auckland region, Laurie has spent many years in provincial New Zealand, engaged in hands-on design and project management. Today, after some 15 years as part of the Argus family, he leads our technical teams working out of Christchurch.

Laurie graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Masters in Project Management and he also holds a NZ Certificate in Engineering.

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Kristine Bakker

Kristine has been with Argus since September 2015. She moved into her current role in April 2022, taking on responsibility for the quality and health of the company’s client relationships by ensuring Argus service delivery and solutions align with Argus client objectives.

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Prior to joining us, Kristine worked in the Facilities Management industry for around 25 years, focused primarily on relationship management.

She holds a Fellowship from the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ). 

Auckland Operations Managers

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Llewellen Mudrovcic

With over 19 years’ in a vast range of roles within the Fire Engineering industry, Llewellen’s experience includes time in the UK and, since 2007, in New Zealand.

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He has been involved in the management, design, installation, commissioning and on-going servicing of a wide range of fire suppression systems.

Llewellen’s expertise includes performance-based fire engineering, working on a wide range of building types. These include large industrial projects, alterations to operational shopping centres, high-rise buildings, and large warehouses and office buildings.

Holding National Fixed Fire qualification and PS1 and PS3 Author numbers, Llewellen is now close to obtaining his Masters in fire engineering. He has previoulsy sat on the Fire Protection Association (FPA) council and been Chair of the FPA contractors special interest group. 

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Jun Kim

Jun has been actively involved in the fire protection industry since 2013, gaining extensive expertise through hands on experience in various roles, including Sprinkler Technician, Alarm Estimator, Project Manager and Commercial Manager

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Throughout his career, Jun has demonstrated exceptional skills in estimating, project management, and overseeing commercial operations, contributing to the success of numerous fire protection projects.

Jun holds certifications including National Certificate Fixed Fire Protection Systems, NZ Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying), Independent Qualified Person (IQP) and PS3 author for alarm, sprinkler and hydrant systems.

Additionally, Jun is currently pursuing an Executive Masters in Business Administration.

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Armand Louw

Armand has over 17 years of experience in the fire protection industry, both overseas and with Argus Fire since moving to New Zealand in 2015.

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With a background in mechanics and plumbing, Armand’s transition to the sprinkler side of the industry has led him to progress through various roles.

In December 2023, he took on responsibility for Argus Special Projects division. This division incorporates Special Hazard systems (such as gas flood, water mist, deluge, kitchen suppression, and foam systems) and handles large technical projects that require a high level of forward thinking to meet client needs.

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Lindsey Matthias

Lindsey has been with Argus since 2010 and has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the various fire protection systems installed in New Zealand, as well as compliance requirements.

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With strong ethics and a passion for Business Development in the fire industry,  Lindsey strives to exceed customer service expectations and develop mutually beneficial partnerships between Argus and our customers.

Lindsey gains an understanding of what is important to our customers and the environments in which they operate, providing bespoke and sound solutions for the protection of their buildings, and the people who live, work, and play in them.

Regional Operations Managers

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Paul Marshall

Paul is responsible for the day-to-day running of our Waikato team, ensuring all compliance work is completed on time for our customers.

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He has worked in management in the fire protection industry for over 11 years and was previously a Contract Manager in facilities management. He also ran his own business for a decade. This combination of experience has given Paul real insight into customers’ needs and expectations, and he is passionate about delivering the best service possible.

Greg Cain

Greg started in the fire protection industry as an Engineering Cadet, going on to work in sales, business development, design, commissioning and servicing roles.

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Having worked for a main contractor as Services Manager on some of New Zealand’s largest building projects, Greg has significant multi-discipline experience in construction.

After nearly 30 years in the industry, in New Zealand and the Pacific islands, his expertise covers almost every aspect of fire protection. This includes performance-based fire engineering for all manner of large-scale commercial and industrial buildings.

Greg holds a New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.

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Matt Clark

Matt started with Argus in 2020 as the Service and Compliance Manager. In 2021 he took on the Manager role in Wellington with overall responsibility for the branch.

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Matt brings with him 19 years of fire industry experience starting as a Fire Sprinkler Apprentice and working up through all levels covering all aspects of fire protection. Matt holds New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Level 4 in Fire Protection and is an Independent Qualified Person (IQP) for SS1 automatic fire sprinklers and SS6 riser mains.