Key Team Members

Being 1st Choice for Asbestos Removal means having the best team to provide the most professional service.

We have the best people with the right skills to manage your asbestos removal job, ensure you and your neighbours safety, and provide this on time and in budget.

Pat Gibson Director

Passionate about growing and developing the 1st Choice Asbestos Removal staff

He remains actively involved in all areas of the business. From labouring to sales, Pat has a great overview of the business as a whole.

Pat is helped immeasurably by the team to provide spotless work for customers while also ensuring a safe workplace.

A dedicated husband and father, outside of work if Pat isn't watching his 4 children playing sport, you'll find him watching rugby league, particularly Manildra Rhinos.

Jamie Carpenter General Manager

1st Choice Asbestos Removal's friable expert

Starting as a supervisor in 2016, Jamie was instrumental in 1st Choice obtaining their Friable License in 2017.

Managing all friable work, Jamie oversees the quoting, planning, set up and delivery of each friable job.

Promoted to Operations Manager and then General Manager, Jamie became a business partner in 2021.

Like Pat, Jamie is a proud family man, enjoying time with his wife, kids, rugby league and big bash cricket.

Rebecca Gibson Accounts / HR Manager

Started 1st Choice with Pat in 2010, key to its growth and development

After 13 years, Rebecca left a management role in telecommunications to establish 1st Choice with Pat.

With experience administering all aspects of 1st Choice, Rebecca has developed the systems that ensure 1st Choice's customer communication is always first rate.

When establishing 1st Choice with Pat, Rebecca also had the first of their three children - making this a truly family business!

Jose Nilson da Silva Encapsulation Expert

Ensures Sites Are Contamination Free

Jose makes a project site contamination free through the process of encapsulation. Critical when working with friable asbestos, encapsulation stops dust and fibres being released in the air.

His extensive experience in the painting industry and 6 years in the asbestos industry ensures he is able to perform this critical work with the extreme care required.

Jose joined 1st Choice Asbestos Removal in January 2016. He loves spending time with his wife and little girl, and is passionate about fishing and playing soccer.

Susan Kinsela Project Manager / Office Manager

Susan is 1st Choice's helpful and friendly customer liaison

Working with 1st Choice Asbestos Removal for over 5 years, Susan enjoys helping customers navigate through the whole asbestos removal process.

Claudia Silva Work Health & Safety Officer

Claudia is 1st Choice Asbestos Removal’s Work, Health & Safety Compliance Officer

In 2019, Claudia assisted with the implementation of Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (ISO 45001).

With a Masters in Business Administration, Claudia is currently studying for a Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety.