Adrian Gillman

Adrian Gillman

General Manager / Business Manager

Adrian Gillman has 18 years’ experience in diverse roles from Director, Manager and Business Manager in various industries, with over five years in the funeral industry.

With his combination of compassion, empathy and professionalism, Adrian is recognised as a caring business manager amongst his peers and is highly respected in the industry.

His key strength is his ability to create a unified team with a strong company culture, which demonstrates his commitment to growing a supportive workplace with strong core values.

Adrian’s role involves supporting, encouraging and recognising key achievements of the individuals under the framework of the seven points of the Bereavement Assistance culture:

  • Ownership
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Gratitude
  • Education
  • Consistency

The result… his team feel supported, respected and valued, which is reflected in providing high-quality service to their clients.

Adrian’s goal is to continue to grow the organisation, both internally and externally, to fulfil the company’s vision:

“To meet the growing need of the Victorian community falling below the poverty line by providing financial relief and emotional support for people affected by death… leaving them free to grieve”

Adrian is passionate about working at Bereavement Assistance because of the strong not-for-profit service ethos that the company practises.

He is proud that the company provides families and individuals with dignified, quality low-cost or means-tested charitable funeral services for their loved ones – to the Victorian community, without prejudice.

Adrian says, “Every week families come to us who are crippled financially and are struggling just to live, let alone find funds to pay for a funeral.

They are under emotional stress with the death of their loved ones, as well as financial strain as they worry about going further into debt and poverty.

Bereavement Assistance gives these families a low-cost or means-tested charitable, quality funeral service without having to get into further financial hardship.”

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

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