A key component of Chain of Responsibility Australia’s competency to provide CoR Compliance services is the substantial experience and qualifications of our team.

Managing Directors, Steven Asnicar and Peter Cutforth, have an extensive background as senior executives, including risk, compliance, change management, and training, both in academic and applied strategic and operational contexts.

Additionally we are proud of our key personnel with extensive practical experience in the transport and logistics industry, covering compliance, consulting, legal, and training.

Chain of Responsibility Australia’s team is listed below with a full biography of key staff involved with CoR systems implementation also included.

Larry Phillips

CoR Services Director

Extensive career in Transport & Logistics. Previous transport company owner. Chain of Responsibility Manager, Advisor and consultant.

Extensive transport & logistics industry compliance experience.

Amongst other roles, Larry has contracted to Aurora Australia, and DHL, and previously owned his own international removals and bonded warehousing company for over six years.

Having worked with shipping lines, transport companies, government departments (AQIS/DAFF, Customs, etc) and insurance companies Larry’s broad experience in Implementation Management, Compliance Management and Logistics helps companies to develop:

  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Training (including delivery and structuring to meet specific site requirements)
  • Implementation
  • Review of external supply chain partners for CoR competency and compliance

Larry also plays a key role in:

  • Assisting companies with their CoR compliance
  • Developing systems approaches with organisations to improve their Safe Transport Management Systems
  • Developing training plans for companies to ensure CoR Compliance
  • Developing and implementing audit functionality for organisations and their supply chain partners

Larry brings an array of skills coupled with his passion for the industry that adds enormous value to the direction and outcome of each organisation with which he works.

Andrew Watt

CoR Project & Legal Director

Extensive experience as a government lawyer, dealing with strategic and operational risk assessment and management; supply chain procurement and service contract auditing, negotiations and drafting.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

20 Years Commercial Law experience:

‣  Operational Risk, across supply chain and project delivery

‣  Strategic Risk, development, strategies and solutions at board and senior levels

‣  Procurement and service contract negotiations across supply, transport, and critical infrastructure

‣  Developing and influencing Government, policy, regulation and laws

‣  Australian Institute of Company Directors – Company Directors Course

Andrew has provided strategic risk advice to Boards, incorporating logistics risk across mission critical assets. Through facilitating risk workshops and undertaking reviews, Andrew has assisted clients to develop efficient, affective and practical risk responses to complex challenges in a range of dynamic environments.

By focussing on opportunities as well as risk, clients have been able to improve performance, manage risks and enhance their sustainability. Andrew’s measured approach to working through challenging risk scenarios with people and providing succinct assessments enables clients to move forward with risk responses.

Andrew brings a whole of business focus that understands the interdependencies and connectivity of an organisation with its executives. He has a comprehensive knowledge of drivers and issues in industries which ensure Andrew is able to provide insightful advice on current matters with a strong future focus.

James Hartmann

National Training Manager

Strong trades background with interest in Workplace Health and Safety. Detailed on-the-ground experience with all CoR -relevant training, both online, virtual and face-to-face.

Qualified Tradesperson, and extensive experience in WH&S compliance & training.

Holding Cert IV’s in WHS and TAE, and a Cert III in Carpentry, James is our senior CoR trainer with extensive knowledge and experience in many fields throughout Construction and Transportation covering Chain of Responsibility legislation and Fatigue Management.

James’ experience has been gained through his eight years of work in the Mining/Civil Construction Industry and the residential and commercial building industry.

Steven Asnicar


Experienced Chief Executive and Company Director with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare, logistics, education management and compliance industries.

Co-Founder of CoR Australia.

Holding a Bachelor in International Business, and an MBA (International Business), Steven is an experienced Chief Executive and Company Director with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare, logistics, education management and compliance industries.

Steven has a detailed and broad perspective and knowledge of the practical implementation of the National Heavy Vehicle Law, and Chain of Responsibility as it relates to corporate governance, strategic and operational management.

A previous committee member of the Australian Logistics Council, Steve has gained over two decades of transport and logistics related experience through his work with many well known corporates and Blue Chip companies.

Peter Cutforth


Experienced senior executive and company director in the healthcare, financial, consulting, marketing and digital industries. Extensive experience in quality resource development.

Experienced senior executive – marketing and resource developement.

Starting his career as a health professional in the public and private acute-care health system, Peter studied corporate management and health and info systems management at the post-graduate level and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Corporate Directors.

He was regional director of a large well-respected Queensland aged and community nursing and care organisation, responsible for over 600 staff and a $20 million Opex budget, for five years.

Later diversifying his general management skills in the wealth-creation consulting, and recruitment  fields, he overseas strategic operations of CoR Australia, with a focus on the creation of value-adding resources and operations development.

Gaye Kernke

Operations Manager

Gaye has extensive experience in operations and training coordination and management, and also looks after staff and accounts management for CoR Australia.

Experienced operations and accounts manager.

Gaye has been an accounts and operations manager for nearly two decades, with experience in the executive recruitment, consulting, and training industries.

Widely loved by our staff, Gaye has a broad-scoped role encompassing general operations and office management, staff management, oversight of company systems and processes, oversight of customer support systems and internal compliance reporting, as well as finance and accounts management.