OUR TEAM

We understand how important it is to our clients to have competent and available consultants to drive the delivery of their objectives. We have established two fully resourced offices in the country’s biggest markets, Sydney and Melbourne, to serve the needs of our clientele. From these locations we mobilise our resources to service both our national and international project commitments. We will commit an experienced and capable team to all projects. Typically, we operate all projects as a coherent group, controlled through a nominated Project Director and Project Engineer.

The objective of undertaking a structured role to project work is to achieve the following:

  • provide additional specialised support for projects;
  • allow clients to have multiple contacts when liaising with us; and
  • provide independent review of projects by specialist Fire and Risk Engineers.

Executive Team

MANAGING DIRECTOR

SANDRO RAZZI

Sandro has 20 years’ experience in fire safety engineering including 9 years as a founding director of RAWFiRE Safety Engineering. Sandro’s early experience with the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, Melbourne provided a solid grounding in all aspects of Fire and Life Safety design. Sandro’s ability to conceptualise fire safety strategies for the built environment is his greatest strength. His approach involves establishing fundamental design requirements at the outset of the project that can then later be detailed with the full support and confidence of the relevant stakeholders.

  • Executive MBA, Melbourne Business School
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Building Engineering), Victoria University, Footscray
  • Graduate Certificate in Performance Based Building and Fire Codes, Victoria University of Technology, CESARE
  • Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety and Risk Engineering, Victoria University of Technology, CESARE
  • Fellow, Engineers Australia (FIEAust CPEng – 2180287)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
  • National Professional Engineering Register (NPER) Fire Safety
  • NSW Accredited Certified – Fire Safety (BPB0501)
  • Victorian Registered Building Practitioner – Fire Safety Engineer (EF18860)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

GRAHAM MORRIS

Graham has been a professional fire safety engineer since 2012, achieving Chartered status in 2017 and C10 accreditation (now Registered Certifier – Fire Safety) in 2018. Having previously attained a masters degree from the University of Edinburgh
in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering, Graham has a well rounded knowledge of the fundamentals of fire engineering. Using this, he is able to envision and develop effective performance solutions based on advanced technical justification.
Graham took on the role of Technical Director at CORE in 2018 and, ably supported by the team at CORE, continues to develop innovative solutions to complex problems using the latest knowledge in the industry.

  • Masters of Engineering (Structural and Fire Safety), University of Edinburgh
  • Member, Engineers Australia (MIEAust)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
  • National Engineering Register (NER) – fire safety
  • Registered Certifier – Fire Safety (previously known as C10)
  • Certificate of completion (External Fire Spread Risk in Tall Buildings), University of Queensland

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

NEIL CAMPBELL

Neil is a fire safety professional with 35 + years of industry experience across the full range of industry involvement.
Commencing as a fire protection cadet engineer, Neil has gained experience in fire system design, estimating and project management for both major and minor fire services installations projects.
Neil is also an experienced special hazards engineer with roles in sales, engineering and project management for a range of special hazards projects in Australia and internationally, including gaseous fire suppression systems, water deluge, foam and wet chemical systems.
Over the last 20 years, Neil’s focus has been on consultancy in the area of fire code compliance, fire system compliance and fire engineering (performance based solutions) where his advice is sought by all segments of the industry.

“The fire protection industry, whilst specialised, offers the opportunity to work in all industry segments in a wide range of capacities. I feel fortunate to be a part of it and enjoy sharing my experience and expertise with clients and colleagues and relish solving a problem.”

  • Masters of Fire Safety Engineering, Western Sydney University
  • NSW Accredited Practitioner – Fire Safety Assessment (Unrestricted)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying, Western Sydney University

Engineering Team

FIRE SAFETY ENGINEER

DEAN WATT

Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical (Hons)
University of Newcastle

FIRE SAFETY ENGINEER

CHRISTIE TRAN

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical (Hons)
University of Sydney

Masters of Engineering, Fire Protection
University of Maryland

FIRE SAFETY ENGINEER

LAURENCE KWONG

Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical (Hons)
University of Newcastle

Masters of Engineering, Building Fire Safety and Risk Engineering
Victoria University

FIRE SAFETY ENGINEER

FABIO PERRI

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical/Mechatronic
DIP ENG PRAC (FCH), UTS

Masters of Engineering, Fire Engineering
University of Western Sydney

Graduate Fire Engineering Team

GRADUATE FIRE ENGINEER

Julian Rajkumar

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical (Hons)
Macquarie University

GRADUATE FIRE ENGINEER

Julien Christopher

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical (Hons)
UNSW Sydney

GRADUATE FIRE ENGINEER

CLARISSA CHEONG

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical (Hons)
UNSW Sydney

Administration Team

PROJECT MANAGER

Katie Byres

OFFICE ADMIN SUPPORT

Julia Rei

RECRUITMENT

At CORE we are always looking out for talented engineers to join our growing team. If you think you could make a positive contribution to CORE and in turn have the company nurture your career please send your CV with a covering letter to: sydney@coreengineering.com.au