FETS team

Every member of our training staff are highly experienced in their field. We guarantee that your training will be delivered by someone who knows their specialty inside out. The Directors at FETS also bring a unique set of skills to the business.

Trevor Moss
Director / Owner

Trevor has been involved in the emergency industry since 1977, 19 of those years as a professional fire-fighter based in Wellington and now as a volunteer with the Paraparaumu Fire Brigade. He has been involved with training since 1988, firstly with the NZ Fire Service training fire-fighters and since 1998 as the Managing Director of FETS.

Although Trevor is involved directly with training from time to time, his key role now is liaison with NZQA, the various Industry Training Organisations (ITO) and most importantly FETS clients.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Client liaison
  • FETS Quality Manager
  • NZQA and ITO liaison
  • FETS Health and Safety Manager
Dave McPake
Director / Owner

Dave has been in the emergency response industry since 1985 and maintains his level of expertise by still being a professional fire-fighter with the NZ Fire Service. Dave too has been involved for many years in the training field both with the NZ Fire Service and with FETS.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Client liaison
  • Maritime Manager
  • HR Manager
Charles Ollivier
Quality Manager

I trained initially in Mechanical Engineering before joining the NZ Fire Service (NZFS) as a firefighter. My last role was in NZFS National Headquarters managing certain NZQA requirements for its status as a Government Training Establishment. I joined FETS initially to review assessment and moderation processes for their courses. I am currently the FETS Training Manager with my main role being course and instructor development and delivery.

Sandy McPake
Business Manager

As Business Manager, Sandy oversees the office operation as well as being involved in sales and marketing. Sandy liaises with clients to ensure their training requirements are met.

Martin Sutherland
Course Instructor

Martin has been in the emergency response industry since 1994 as a Volunteer Fire Fighter based on the Kapiti Coast and is still a member of the Paraparaumu Fire Brigade. Martin has been involved with training since 2004 firstly with the New Zealand Fire Service training Volunteer Fire Fighters and since 2006 as the Senior Instructor for FETS. Martin has gained a National Certificate in Adult Education Level 4 and 5.

Specialties:
  • Client Liaison
  • Various training topics (Health and Safety, Confined Space Entry, Breathing Apparatus, Gas Suit, Basic Rescue, Fire Extinguisher, Floor Warden, Urban Search and Rescue, Gas Monitoring, HSNO, Live Fire Training, Rural Fire Fighting)
  • Package development
Shane Hegan
Course Instructor

Shane was with the New Zealand Fire Service for 31 years, 20 of those were here in Wellington. He retired at Senior Station Officer level and spent 3 years sailing around Asia in a 44' sail boat. Shane joined our team in September 2009 and with his previous background has complemented the FETS team.

Specialties:
  • Client Liaison
  • Various training topics (Rural Fire fighting, Live fire fighting, Health and Safety, Confined Space Entry, Breathing Apparatus, Gas Suit, Basic Rescue, Fire Extinguisher, Floor Warden, Gas monitoring)
  • Package development
Kent Deverson
Instructor - Christchurch, Canterbury

Kent is now based in Christchurch having taken his family back home and has been working for FETS for over 3 years.  Previously Kent was working for a training provider in the agricultural industry.    Kent holds the following National Certificates:

Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) (Level 3) (Level 3)

National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5)

National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4) Sheep Farming

Grant Houston
Instructor - Cambridge, Waikato

Grant has been involved in the emergency services since 1980, 16 of those years as a police officer in Central London before emigrating to NZ and joining the NZ Police in 1998. He served in Taumarunui and the Waikato as a Sergeant before retiring in 2014. He has been involved with training since 2003, with the NZ Police.

 Outside of FETS Grant is a Lifetime Chelsea FC supporter, a keen chef and a sometime long distance swimmer and triathlete having completed the NZ Ironman in 2014.

 Grant joined the team at FETS in July 2014 as full time Instructor based in the Waikato.

Amber Mansfield
Course Co-ordinator

As course coordinator, Amber is responsible for ensuring all staff know where they are going and what they are doing. She is the first point of contact for most clients and schedules courses to suit.

Megan McIlroy
Course Administrator

Megan is responsible for ensuring that the instructors have the correct paper work for each course and then follows up at the end of the course by completing the end of course reports, certificates and loading any NZQA credits on to the frame work.

Areene Dantanarayana
Financial Administrator

Areene is responsible for both accounts receivable and accounts payable.