William Ray

William (Will) Ray is P-E Handley-Walker’s CEO and Managing Director. Will has over 35 years experience in various management roles including Chief Chemist, QHSE Manager and Production Manager. Responsibilities have included regulatory compliance, internal and external lead auditor, RTO Manager and trainer/assessor. His chemicals expertise covers a wide range of specialty chemicals including surfactants, dispersants, defoamers, silicones, adhesives, cleaning agents, water treatment, and surface coatings technologies, Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Chemicals and Scheduled Poisons classification. Will has authored hundreds of Safety Data Sheets covering a varied range of industries and chemistries, in addition to developing and delivering workshops of GHS classification, SDS and label authoring for Australia and New Zealand. Will has presented at numerous conferences including HAZMAT 2012 (NFPA) on new SDS Code, Australasian Laboratory Management Association (ALMA) (2010, 2014, 2015, 2016) on SDS/GHS classification, and conducted GHS classification workshops at Safety in Action (Darwin 2014) for Safe Work Australia, and Science Industry Association (GHS classification workshops around Australia in 2015 and 2016), and delivered in-house GHS workshops for a range of chemical manufactures.

Will is a Lead Auditor (under contract) for Third Party Certification Bodies. He is based in Victoria and travels as required to conduct audits, training and consulting. He has also completed an Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and Sea Survival course, and holds a current Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) as a requirement for conducting management system audits in maritime security zones including offshore oil and gas platforms.

Qualifications and associations include:

  • Diploma qualifications in Applied Chemistry, Occupational Health & Safety, Quality Auditing, Management
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40110)
  • Registered Lead Auditor (EXEMPLAR GLOBAL)
  • Lead Auditor (QMS, OHS and EMS) for 3rd Party Certification Bodies
  • Victorian WorkCover Authority endorsed Role of a Return To Work Coordinator workshop facilitator
  • Chartered Chemist (CChem MRACI)
  • Member of the Australasian Institute of Dangerous Goods Consultants (AIDGC) – DG Classes 3, 5.1, 6, 8, 9
  • (Formerly) Lead RTO (AQTF) and GTO Auditor, Dept of Education NSW (VETAB)

Areas of specialisation include:

  • Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Chemicals Regulatory Compliance, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Substance Labels review, authoring and training to comply with Australian (WHS) and New Zealand (HSNO) requirements
  • Classification, Consultation and Training on Hazardous Substances, Dangerous Goods, and Scheduled Poisons. Workplace Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments.
  • Management Systems Auditing, Implementing and Training, Maintaining and Improving Management Systems
  • ISO 9001; ISO 14001; AS/NZS 4801/OHSAS 18001/ ISO 45001 / ISO 50001
  • Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015
  • RTO Auditing and Compliance
  • Training & Assessment


Blaine Gordon

Blaine has formal qualifications in Engineering and Business Administration, and is a Certified Management Consultant. Blaine has over 40 years experience in industry and government, including 30 years consulting. His industry experience includes middle and senior management positions in manufacturing and marketing companies with a focus on high technology products. Blaine has travelled widely in those roles, including numerous visits to Asia. Blaine Gordon is based in South Australian and travels as required.


Blaine’s areas of specialisation include:

  •  Company diagnostics and enterprise reviews
  •  Business and divisional start-up, budgeting, planning and development
  •  Strategic, management and market planning and implementation
  •  Export trading planning, research, and matching, and implementation
  •  Business group research, planning and marketing for export
  •  Medical and scientific equipment applications and marketing
  •  Quality assurance based management systems (over 20 clients ISO 9000 certified)
  • Auditing, Implementing, Maintaining and Improving Management Systems
  •  RTO Auditing and Compliance
  •  Former Lead RTO (AQTF) Auditor, Dept of Education NSW (VETAB)
  •  Business and investment linking through migration and trade programs
  •  Contract Consultancy


Peter Donoghue

Peter has over 20 years of experience in the areas of Quality Management Systems, Product Quality Control / Assurance, Electrical Regulatory Compliance, Manufacturing System Process Improvement and 5 years QS 9000 Automotive Systems experience. Peter’s roles have included Quality Management of Domestic Electrical Products, Rubber Products for the Plumbing and Mining Industries, Project Management for a leading Automotive Electrical / Electronics Company. Peter Donoghue is based in Victoria and travels as required.

Peter is a Certified Quality Control Engineer.

Peter’s areas of specialisation include:

  •   Quality Managements Systems to ISO 9001 and TS 16949 (formerly QS 9000)

  •   Process Development and Improvement

  •   Auditing, Implementing, Maintaining and Improving Management Systems

  •  Contract Consultancy

Joe Fernandes

Joe has over 30 years experience including:

  • Client Manager, Program Manager and Global Operations Manager forvarious Certification Bodies
  • Test Engineer, Quality Manager/Engineer for 12 years in Electronics Manufacturing, General Aviation and Printing and Packaging Industries
  • Certified Quality Engineer, American Society for Quality
  • Certified Quality Practitioner and Fellow, Australian Organisation for Quality
  • Registered Lead Auditor, Skill Examiner, Training Evaluator  (EXEMPLAR GLOBAL). (Skill Examiner, Quality, OHS, Environmental Management Systems)
  • Former Lead RTO (AQTF) Auditor, Dept of Education NSW (VETAB)
  • Product Certification Auditor

Joe’s areas of specialisation include:

  • Auditing and Implementing Management Systems

  • Certification, compliance/regulatory and external auditing for Certification Bodies and Dept of Education NSW (VETAB)

  • Management Systems and Product Certification reviews to national and international standards e.g. ISO 9001, AS/NZS 4801, ISO 14001, ISO 31000, and others.

  • System and compliance reviews to industry standards eg AQTF (Registered Training Organisations), Disability Services Standards (Disability Employment and Support Services), TGA GMP, Registered Automotive Workshops (DoTARRAWS)
  • Clients in various industries locally and overseas.

  •  Joes Fernandes is based in NSW and travels as required.


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