Robert Nioa - Managing Director
Phone: 07 3621 9999
Robert Nioa is the Managing Director of NIOA. He has held this position since 2002, and has been a Director of the company since 1994.
NIOA is Australia’s largest supplier of small arms, ammunition and related products to the commercial, law enforcement and military markets. Representing over 50 international partners, NIOA is a strong and reliable Australian portal to some of the world’s biggest and most innovative commercial and defence companies.
Robert is responsible for NIOA’s strategic development, with a focus on creating and developing opportunities whilst building the company’s capabilities and expertise. He oversees the management and growth of NIOA’s products and services, and provides daily business strategy advice including risk and financial management. He is a highly skilled negotiator and leader who encourages innovation at all organisational levels.
Robert has an extensive multi-disciplinary background in the shooting, law enforcement, military, telecommunications, and property industries. He has been involved in the management and business development of companies for over 25 years and has considerable leadership experience.
Robert is actively involved in the firearms community and spends considerable time furthering the industry’s interests at a state and national level.
He has been appointed as a member of the Commonwealth Firearms Advisory Council and the Queensland Ministerial Weapons Advisory Panel, both of which advise the Federal and Queensland Governments on a wide range of firearms issues. Robert is the immediate past President and current Vice President of the National Firearm Dealers Association, and President of the Queensland Firearm Dealers Association.
Robert is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Lacinda Bertwistle - Executive Assistant
Phone: 07 3621 9999
Lacinda Bertwistle comes to NIOA with a vast range of experience, particularly in the State Government sector. Her speciality is providing executive and organisational support to the Managing Director and the Government Sales Management Team. She has a strong background in planning, time management, workflow optimisation, task prioritisation, and administrative assistance.
Lacinda’s qualifications include:
Diploma of Business Management
Diploma of Business Marketing
Workplace First Aid