About Us Brisbane

Our Promise

Our Promise is to help you arrange or plan a funeral with care, respect, clarity, & reassurance. Our team of professionals is here to listen, advise & guide you through all of your options. Our understanding & experienced staff are committed to ensuring that when you say that last goodbye it will be an occasion to remember.

Rowan Steer

Rowan Steer

General Manager

Rowan has over thirty years experience in the funeral industry, starting as a 16 year old, and in that time performing over 10,000 funerals, exhumations and repatriations. His experience extends to many different cultures and religions and his care and respect for all beliefs is of the highest priority.

Rowan is a gentle giant, who cares deeply for the families in his care, and loves to hear the stories surrounding them.

When not at work, Rowan enjoys fishing, golf, and enjoys a hand or two of poker, although admits to having a terrible poker face. He loves cooking and experimenting with food. He and his partner enjoy visiting wineries and listening to bands, and believes his children are growing up way too fast.

Julian Birkinshaw

Julian Birkinshaw

Funeral Director

Julian commenced in the Funeral Industry in 1999, during that time he has served in several companies at different levels.

He has utilised his entire career to uphold the highest principles of funeral care and training his co-workers in the same high standards.

He has dedicated himself to serving countless families and individuals who have experienced loss, while providing them with a comfortable atmosphere of compassion and professionalism.

With these ideals, Julian constantly strives for these premier standards to continue. A persistent advocate for the communities of the wider Brisbane area, whilst taking a particular interest in the Vietnamese and Samoan communities of the western suburbs.

Debb Campain

Debb Campain

Funeral Director

Debb has been with Premier over 10 years and in that time has helped many families with her kind and caring manner.

Debb always takes the time to listen, to understand and ensure the family’s wishes, religious and cultural practices are included in the service Premier provides. She offers advice with empathy, respect and dignity.

Debb mostly works at Heritage Park Crematorium which is part of the Premier Funeral Group, where along with arranging funerals, she assists families with memorials and other needs.

Debb’s whole working life has been dedicated to caring for others. Starting her career as a children’s nurse, before moving on to the aged care and disability sector and now with Premier Funerals.

Karen Mai

Karen Mai

Vietnamese Funeral Specialist

Karen Mai just joined our team. Karen has been with the Vietnamese Community for more than 30 years and is currently supporting families to organise a dignified and meaningful Vietnamese Funeral for a loved one. Karen has been studying and speaking Vietnamese for years.

Karen respects and understands that there are many cultural and religious traditions including Buddhism, Caodaism, Catholics and Christians in the community and will help you say goodbye to relatives in a good way. Karen will help the family play an important role in shaping a ritual, honouring the traditional and basic customs of any Vietnamese ritual.

Jennifer Stangret

Jennifer Stangret

Funeral Director

I believe every funeral or memorial should reflect the individuality of the person your loved one was in life. Hi, my name is Jenny, I have only been in the funeral industry for a few years, but I developed an empathy for grieving families early on in life after losing my father and aunt and many more loved ones along the way. This led me to pursue a position in the industry so I can help guide families through the often-unknown steps and details after someone they care for passes away.

I understand what it’s like to feel numb with grief, so I would be honoured to support you every step of the way when you need it most.

I’m deeply committed to delivering a dignified and personal service. I’ll take the time to understand what made your loved one so special and what their loss means to you. I want to know about their interests, personality traits and any quirky characteristics that made them unique. I’ll offer suggestions and give you my complete dedication by taking care of every detail when you entrust your loved one into my care.