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Approximately 21,500
Australians die each year

from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

But together, we can save lives

Together, we can save lives

Defibs Plus is an Australian owned and operated company, passionate about increasing the survival rate from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Our goal is to empower communities to be well equipped and to feel confident with bystander CPR and defibrillation, to save a life.

Meet the team

Louise Dawson

Founder & Managing Director

Louise Dawson is the Founder and Managing Director of DefibsPlus and brings with her a passion and desire to shape the health and safety industry. Louise began her career in Nursing & OHS, immediately seeing a clear gap in the training and support provided to organisations and individuals purchasing a Defibrillator.

In 2013, Louise founded DefibsPlus (nee Defibs R Us) and since inception her business, initiatives and programs have helped support multiple communities with the wellbeing of their people. More recently, she was instrumental in helping the Caravan Industry gain support for a $1M government grant to enable Caravan Parks to purchase defibrillators. Her vision; To help communities, businesses and individuals to feel supported in using a defibrillator, to help save a life!

Rob Guerini

General Manager

Rob Guerini has over 10 years of Banking & Financial Services experience, predominantly managing the wealth needs of UHNW and HNW family offices, corporations, individuals and the like. Recent experience includes the National Business Development Manager for CommSec and Private Wealth Banker for BT Financial Group. Robs genuine approach and experience in relationship management, business development, creating a distribution channel and management of staff makes him the perfect fit for DefibsPlus. Rob joined the group as General Manager.

Anthony Carafa

Financial Advisor

Anthony Carafa has over 25 years experience as a chartered accountant. Anthony consults in corporate advisory, domestic taxation and specialises in structuring advice and transaction support, including business sales and acquisitions.

Anthony provides advice to very substantial private and family businesses in a range of industries including manufacturing, wholesale, building and construction and primary production. Anthony joined the group as the Financial & Corporate Advisor.

Grant Powell

Head of Strategy

Grant is an independent strategy consultant specialising in facilitation and advisory services around organisational purpose, leadership, business strategy and innovation. Before becoming an independent practitioner, Grant spent almost 30 years consulting with clients for Accenture. During that time, he worked in a variety of industries across Australia, New Zealand, Europe & Asia. Grant brings a wealth of knowledge to DefibsPlus and sits as the groups Head of Strategy.

Join the
Heart Smart

Because every second counts

Approximately 21,500 Australians die each year from SCA, often without warning. Having access to an AED within 5 minutes, increases your chance of survival to 80%.

Our goal is to continue to assist communities to have access to cardiac defibrillators, to educate and support in bystander CPR & Defibrillation. Our Heart Smart Program is a holistic approach on how we do this and will include:

*Beck B, Bray J, Cameron P, Smith K, Walker T, Grantham H, et al. Regional variation in the characteristics, incidence and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Australia and New Zealand: Results from the Aus-ROC Epistry. Resuscitation. 2018;126:49-57.
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