Peter Miglic
Peter is an advocate for small business which can be seen from his history as a business owner. With a background in engineering, Peter has held roles such as Business Development Manager and Bid Manager for civil construction and property companies. This led to him establishing his own consultancy company, acquiring a civil engineering practice, and later acquiring Workforce Extensions. Peter brings his commercial capability and strategic insight to the network and is a great mentor for those starting their own business.
Nigel Ashton
Nigel is a business owner and investor with a diverse portfolio of interests including commercial property, healthcare, bio-energy, early stage tech innovation and labour hire. He spent 13 years working in banking and finance roles in London and New York and a further 10 years working in Australia as a Director and investor. Underpinned by a Master's degree in Information Technology, Nigel ensures that the Workforce Extensions tech, IT, systems and compliance offering benefits the network and their customers.
Shane Stafford
Chief Executive Officer
Shane possesses senior management and leadership experience through an extensive career in maintenance, engineering and manufacturing sectors for companies including Komatsu Australia, Boom Logistics, Readi and Drivetrain Australia. One of Shane's key roles at Boom Logistics was to start-up and lead a recruitment and labour hire company (Readi) in 2016 which was generating ~$27M/annum in revenue within 3 years of operations. Shane's ability to develop and execute strategy, people leadership and drive value for customers will ensure Workforce Extensions delivers on its strategy.
Damien Leonard
Senior Finance Manager
Damien has a strong background in financial management with previous roles with the Programmed Group in the Industrial Maintenance division as National Finance Manager. In his time at Programmed, he has progressed through several roles as the business has grown and expanded. Running a finance team which includes payroll, AR, AP, Financial Accountants and Management Accountants, Damien’s experience in leadership and financial management, will greatly support our business as we build out our national network of professional owner-operators in labour hire and recruitment.
Joe Kong
IT Systems Manager
Joe is a passionate IT and workforce management professional who brings deep experience in implementing and delivering solutions which enable businesses to achieve outcomes through technology. With 18 years of staffing and recruitment experience, Joe has worked with over 100+ labour hire and recruitment firms across Australia and NZ. Joe plays a key role in formulating and executing Workforce Extensions’ IT strategy and leads the delivery of strategic initiatives to create a tech-enabled business, build unique talent solutions leveraging business process improvement and accelerate Workforce Extensions’ growth through innovation.
Ivan Pichardo
Commercial Manager
Ivan is a seasoned financial professional with over 30 years’ experience in risk management, commercial strategies, and change implementation in multinational companies such as BHP Billiton, Asahi, and British Petroleum. Ivan’s experience makes him a key player and advisor in an entity’s decision making. He achieves significant cost-cutting measures and through his process improvement implementations, consistently increases companies’ governance and statutory compliance requirements. Ivan uncovers hidden solutions and provides accurate data for process improvement and risk management, which is critical for Workforce Extensions to continue delivering for its key stakeholders.

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