Our Team

People with Credibility - Partnering with You

We bring an extraordinary depth of knowledge, expertise and experience to the freight management process. We attribute much of our success as a genuine provider of personalised, end to end, freight management solutions to our senior management team that boasts genuine industry credibility through deeply-rooted knowledge, experience and distinguished careers in the freight carrier and transport management industries. Their exemplary leadership of staff that always go above and beyond, assures clients of products and services of the highest quality.

Executive Team

Mr Tony Bates

Mr Tony Bates

Principal

Mr Tony Bates is the founder and principal of Alternative Freight Services Pty Ltd ("AFS"). Anthony commenced his commercial career at World Couriers in 1987 and then had various freight opportunities across Ansett Freight Express and Ipec. This enabled Tony to gain genuine industry credibility through deeply-rooted knowledge, experience freight carrier and transport management industries. This solid background in the freight/logistics allowed Tony to make the decision in 1995 to form the freight management and logistic company of today being Alternative Freight Services (AFS) . His vision was to establish a business to lead the way in the provision of intelligent transport and supply chain solutions with personnel of an extraordinary level of knowledge, expertise and experience to the freight management process. Tony currently holds the position of Principal and sole shareholder.

Sohan Perera

Sohan Perera

Chief Financial Officer

BBus (Banking & Finance), BBus (Accounting), CPA, AFINSIA

Mr Perera joined Alternative Freight Services Pty Ltd (“AFS”) in September 2013. Mr Perera is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with a strong finance and risk management background. He formerly held a number of senior management roles at the Qantas and Australia Post joint venture company, Australian Air Express (AaE) over a 22 year career. Mr Perera’s last position for AaE was the position of Group Financial Controller working with Qantas on the sale and integration of the AaE business into Qantas Freight.

Sharon McDonald

Sharon McDonald

General Manager –
Customer Experience

Sales New Business

Nicholas Vouros

Nicholas Vouros

National Commercial Manager
Email: nvouros@altfs.com.au
Phone: +61 419 345 167
 

Account Management

John Costigan

John Costigan

Corporate Account Manager
Email: jcostigan@altfs.com.au
Phone: +61 417 667 654
 

Chris Jewitt

Chris Jewitt

Corporate Account Manager
Email: cjewitt@altfs.com.au
Phone: +61 418 286 858
 

Nathaniel Roberts

Nathaniel Roberts

Transport Manager
Email: nroberts@altfs.com.au
Phone: +61 428 947 078
 

Nicky Barber

Nicky Barber

Key Account Manager
Email: nbarber@altfs.com.au
Phone: +61 414 507 963
 

Sharee Joniec

Sharee Joniec

Major Account Manager
Email: sjoniec@altfs.com.au
Phone: +61 498 988 058
 

Stephen Lethlean

Stephen Lethlean

Transport Logistics Manager
Email: slethlean@altfs.com.au
Phone: +61 414 186 300
 

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