Rowan Bate – Founder & Brisbane South Manager
Office: 3399 1226 Mobile: 0408 016 090
Since moving to Brisbane in 1994, Rowan has been involved in the termite business. To his vast field experience, he adds a Cert IV in pest management, the highest industry qualification. But it’s the challenge of finding termites and the passion of offering the best advice to customers that drives him.
Rowan is regularly asked to talk on Channel 9 and 7 TV news about termite issues. Recently Rowan was requested to conduct a seminar at the Queensland Institute of Architects to discuss termite proofing and the Building Code requirements. In December 2015 Rowan, along with Al Ferguson, was asked to talk on ABC 612 about issues with black ants in homes.
He’s our know it all guy!
He is also known to find the best coffee shops and cafes on the South-side.
Al Ferguson – Brisbane North Manager
Office: 0437 655 801 Mobile: 3356 8801
Alan has lived in South East Queensland all his life, moving to Brisbane 19 years ago. He has a strong science background, having worked for CSIRO for 9 years as a research scientist.
Al and (his long suffering) wife have four children, yet he still manages to find the time to coach a Hockey team(s). Al is passionate about the termite business. He meets “lovely people” at their homes every day for work, and can either confirm that their home is free of termites, or in the one in five homes where active termites are found, “we can show people how to solve the problem”.
Nick Wood – Brisbane South Central – Southern Suburbs Manager
Office: 3343 3934 Mobile: 0432 721 715
Nick is the manager of all suburbs from Acacia Ridge to Rochedale, down to Beenleigh and across to Browns Plains. He is quickly building a reputation as one of the best operators in the Southern suburbs through his trustworthiness and reliability to deliver a practical solution to homeowners with termite problems.
Nick and his wife, Amanda, have two beautiful baby girls and one crazy dog.
Dave Bell – Gold Coast & Hinterland Manager
Mobile: 0459 166 396
Homeowners on the Gold Coast & Hinterland are blessed to have such an experienced and enthusiastic operator such as David Bell to call upon. With over a decade of inspecting and treating homes in Brisbane for Conquer Termites, David can now use his vast expertise and know how for Gold Coast customers to benefit from.
David and his wife, Akane, have a handful in their beautiful daughter, Archie and two little dogs.
Andy Clarkin – Field Technician
Mobile: 0433 746 333
Andy joined Conquer Termites in February 2008. In April 2011 Andy moved to Taigum and started working for Conquer Termites North-side. Andy enjoys meeting new people and providing them with options to treat their homes for termites. His passion at Conquer Termites is making people feel safe and secure in their own home.
Andy and his wife, Kym, have a gorgeous daughter named Emma, whom they dote on and also have another baby on the way.
Joel Mitchell – Field Technician
Mobile: 0430 606 236
In April 2009, Joel joined Conquer Termites North-side. He is a self confessed “termite nerd” and loves working on challenging and complex pest control issues for our customers.
Joel and his wife, Melissa, have two very well behaved, young boys.
Daniel Kemp – Field Technician
Mobile: 0448 096 838
With a number of years of termite and pest control experience, Dan joined Conquer Termites in March 2012, and has been a real asset. He excels at finding the right solution for each and every homeowner.
Dan and his wife, Denae, have two children and a new little furry baby called Pepper.
Alex Koklas – Field Technician
Mobile: 0478 565 162
In September 2013, Conquer Termites brought Alex on board. He has survived his first year with Conquer Termites now, and we are proud to say he is an excellent part of the team. He really enjoys meeting new people and helping them with any pest control issues they may have around the house.
Paul Murphy – Field Technician
Mobile: 0403 965 390
Paul joined Conquer Termites in August 2014. He has past experience in termite management and pest control and has slotted into the team very well. Paul has been working closely with our senior technicians and is looking forward to getting out and meeting our customers and solving any issues they may have with termites around the home.
Kuy Rider – Office & Sales Manager
Mobile: 0433 257 237
Kuy began working for Conquer Termites in February 2014. She has been in the pest industry for almost 5 years and really enjoys working with Conquer Termites technicians and customers. Kuy splits her time up between offices and can take bookings for any area, North Brisbane through to the Gold Coast.
Kuy and her husband, Dave, have two dogs and a horse.
Alex Burgoyne- Brisbane South Central – Field Technician
Office: 3343 3934 Mobile: 0466 823 102
PMT 1005 731 316
Alex has benefited by being fully trained within the Conquer company to the high standards expected at all times. He has a passion to deliver thorough and excellent service. His pleasant quiet character disguises his enthusiasm to kill bugs!
Get to know the team
What do you enjoy about your job?
|Rowan||Meeting and talking to customers.|
|Andy||Being faced with a challenge and working it out.|
|Al||Replacing that nagging doubt with peace of mind.|
|Joel||I like being smarter than something – even if it’s an insect (plus all of the above).|
|Nick||Being on the road and never stuck in a hot factory.|
|Dave||Meeting people, problem solving and having quality tools…….mmmm…tools.|
|Dan||Being out on the road meeting people, not being stuck in an office.|
|Alex||There’s always new things to learn or discover, you’ll never know it all.|
|Paul||Meeting great people too.|
|Kuy||Variety and talking to lovely customers.|
What’s your favourite food?
|Rowan||My wife’s chicken curry & chocolate.|
|Al||Thai red curry duck.|
|Dave||Japanese food or really anything that I didn’t cook.|
|Dan||Steak – medium rare with mushroom sauce.|
|Alex||The folks make an incredible Peking duck! It can’t be beat.|
|Paul||Patagonian Toothfish, grilled.|
|Kuy||Pizza – home made.|
Who do you most admire?
|Rowan||Sir Edmond Hillary – he got there first.|
|Andy||My family – they always pull through no matter what.|
|Al||Fred Hollows – he continues to make a difference.|
|Joel||My wife. She hasn’t killed us yet. She’s thinking about it though.|
|Nick||My wife. She hasn’t asked for a divorce yet.|
|Dave||The Beatles (says the pest controller).|
|Dan||My son, has had a really rough time medically. He’s a Trooper.|
|Alex||My family – they’ve always set a great example.|
Which sports team makes you shout the most?
|Rowan||The mighty All Blacks.|
|Al||The Kookaburras – Australian Men’s Hockey Team.|
|Joel||Queensland State of Origin Team.|
|Dave||My Cronulla Sharks because they never win.|
|Dan||Wallabies, it’s been a bit hard lately.|
|Alex||Good old Collingwood forever!|
|Kuy||Whichever team that Billy Slater plays for.|
What Brisbane restaurant would you recommend dining in?
|Rowan||Wagaya in the Valley. You can order from a screen next to the table.|
|Andy||Customs House restaurant Queen Street, Brisbane.|
|Al||Chez Laila –by the river at Southbank for Sunday brunch.|
|Joel||Baguette restaurant in Ascot.|
|Nick||Chinese Garden. 1945 Logan Rd.|
|Dave||Ko-ya Korean/Japanese BBQ, Fortitude Valley, Enjoy!|
|Dan||Redland Bay Hotel – on the deck.|
|Alex||Sono on the Mall. traditional Japanese, beautiful!|
|Kuy||Caravanserai – Dornock Terrace, West End.|
What are your phobias?
|Rowan||Claustrophobia – as I get bigger the tight places get smaller!|
|Al||Snakes don’t really do it for me – ophidiophobia.|
|Joel||Snakes. One actually chased me in a roof!|
|Nick||I don’t think I have one yet but there is a first for everything.|
|Dave||Snakes and needles. OR SNAKES WITH NEEDLES ESPECIALLY!!!|
|Dan||Snakes and public speaking, especially speaking about snakes!|
|Alex||Hmm, Well I hate skinks, they creep me out crawling through sub floors.|
When did you last cry?
|Rowan||World Cup Rugby in 2003 & 2007. Not 2011!|
|Andy||Boy’s don’t cry.|
|Al||In a recent incident involving a lump hammer and my finger…|
|Joel||When I realized I was really never going to be a ballet dancer.|
|Nick||Birth of my daughter.|
|Dave||Birth of my daughter too.|
|Dan||No longer capable – tear ducts have rusted dry.|
|Alex||On my last day of school (for joy?).|
|Kuy||Last Offspring episode.|
What is your dream car?
|Rowan||One that runs on rainwater.|
|Andy||Row’s idea sounds good but until then – the BMW 5 Series.|
|Joel||Audi RS6 You say excess, I say indulgence.|
|Nick||Any kind of Lamborghini.|
|Dave||Bugatti Veyron and I will wait for you guys there.|
|Dan||Not a car person. One that gets me from A to B.|
|Alex||I like a new Audi A6.|
|Kuy||Jaguar XK140 Roadster (you know the one out of Cruel Intentions).|
Beer or wine?
|Andy||When the beers run out bring on the wine.|
|Al||If it’s hot, beer; if it’s not, red wine.|
|Joel||Beer after a hard day, red wine at night.|
|Nick||Beer or wine I’m not fussy.|
|Dave||Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, NZ. So fresh and so clean.|
|Dan||Both, maybe not at the same time!|
|Alex||What beats a cold ale on a hot summer’s afternoon?|
|Kuy||Eeeeek definitely white wine! Beer is gross.|