Global Directors, Shareholders and Senior Management

Michael Kotzmanek – Executive Director and Principal

A Chartered Accountant for over 40 years, Michael has gained experience in major accounting firms before establishing his own successful practice in 1990, which he ran for many years.

In the 1990’s he established a substantial commercial and industrial property portfolio which has invested in and successfully traded some $60 million in commercial property.

Michael continues to manage Casula Central, a boutique property in South West Sydney which is majority owned by himself and business partner, Bob Taylor.

Michael brings to Global the financial resources and experience to ensure the business grows into a substantial enterprise.

 

Bob Taylor – Shareholder and Corporate Advisor

A successful businessman, entrepreneur and General Manager, Bob has a 40 year track record in owning, operating and growing a number of businesses.

From 1972 until 1989 Bob built Tyremaster into a major tyre distribution business.

In 1990 the business was sold to Coles Myer who engaged Taylor to build the Kmart Automotive division into the leading tyre and auto business in Australia with 150 outlets and 1,000 employees.

Taylor then took up the role of Managing Director of Dymocks Group of companies. Dymocks has interests in retail bookstores, property and farming.

After a successful 3 years Taylor went on to invest in and operate the Taverner Hotel Group with 33 large hotels and 2,300 staff. He initiated sale to the Woolworths Hotel joint venture in 2006 for $380 million – an all-time record in terms of hotel sales.

Since “retiring” in 2006 Taylor has successfully invested in a number of commercial properties with his long-time friend and business partner of many years, Michael Kotzmanek.

Bob Taylor brings to Global a wealth of operational and marketing experience to assist management grow the business.

 

Phil Bamford – CEO, Global Safety Systems

CEO Phil Bamford is also the developer of the cloud-based safety solution Online WHS Systems.

In 2004 Phil was operating a multi-award-winning aquatic centre and recognised the need for a comprehensive but user-friendly WH&S system in a high-risk environment.

Phil’s development of a safety management system for his own use led to what has become Global Safety Systems – the industry innovator and leader in the delivery of a highly efficient, cost-effective and easy to use safety online work health and safety compliance system. The system was designed to replace outdated and cumbersome paper-based systems which many large companies still use today. Phil wanted to deliver not just an online work health and safety tool but also a cost-effective management system which would assist management to better manage their physical assets.

Career Highlights:

  • The lessee of Baulkham Hills Memorial Swimming Centre
  • Rebranded as Waves in the Hills
  • Grew revenue from $320,000 p.a. to $2,500,000 over five (5) years
  • Won 12 local business awards
  • Won highest national award for excellence in Aquatic Centre management
  • In 2004, recognising many businesses had no access to an effective safety management system, Phil decided to develop his own system
  • The Global business has grown to service local Councils, major transport companies, manufacturers, NDIS corporations to name just some.
  • Phil has successfully grown Online WHS to be the premium safety system in Australia
  • In 2018 Phil restructured Global with new shareholder Michael Kotzmanek and his associates to ensure a strongly capitalised corporate entity to grow the Global brand.