Shane Lui
El Capitan

Captain of the Strait Support ship.

Business owner Shane Lui is the Managing Director and driving force of Strait Support.

Originating from Darnley Island in the Torres Strait, Shane is an accomplished civil plant operator who has dedicated his career to the civil construction industry. He is certified in Civil Construction Plant Operations, Surface Extraction Operations, and has completed Diplomas in Front Line Management and Workplace Health and Safety.

 

Commencing his career as a plant operator in Brisbane, Shane’s ambition drove him to start his own earthmoving business, which operated successfully for ten years throughout Brisbane and Far North Queensland.

 

After settling into Cairns with his young family, Shane turned his attention to mining and civil construction projects.   Combining 15 years’ experience in site supervision and project management, Shane excelled in managing site staff to assist in the delivery of a number of Queensland’s largest mining projects.   

 

He is competent in developing and delivering risk management procedures and protocols and is confident in undertaking human resource roles, involving on-boarding, performance management, individual upskilling and training to contribute to continuous organisational improvement.

 

Strait Support is the brainchild of Shane, which combines his two professional goals in life – delivering high quality civil construction projects and providing improved outcomes for the Indigenous workforce.  

 

Success in Shane’s eyes is seeing Strait Support provide genuine employment opportunities to his fellow people – encouraging them to believe in themselves whilst providing them with the conduit to succeed together.

Stacey Lui
Boss Lady

Harbour Master of the Strait Support ship.

Supporting her husband Shane in the role of ‘Boss Lady’, Stacey brings an abundance of professional experience and knowledge to the family business and Strait Support ship. 

Completing her schooling in Brisbane, Stacey undertook a Double Diploma of Tourism and Event Management enabling her to commence her career in the travel industry. Over the next six years, Stacey refined her administrative, accounting and client relation skills in the domestic and international travel markets working for Peregrine Travel/Backtrack Adventures and Emirates Airlines. 

Stacey, Shane and their two young sons made the move to Far North Queensland (FNQ), where Stacey’s career progressed in a different direction. Starting afresh in a new location, she commenced in the public service, working in the FNQ Department of Education and Training office. Stacey wore multiple hats as a Client Service Officer, Field Officer and Event Coordinator for the FNQ Regional Training Awards.  In these roles she developed a wealth of knowledge relating to the vocational education and training sector as well as assisted many small businesses with workforce development strategies.  

In 2012, Stacey continued her own professional development by completing a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment  and Certificate III in Micro Business Operations in 2013.

From here Stacey persued the role of Travel and Tourism teacher with TAFE Queensland.  In this teaching role, Stacey was responsible for developing TAFE Queensland Master Product course content, delivery of qualifications ranging from Certificate II through to Diploma level, as well as the multitude of administrative, compliance and reporting tasks. 

Stacey brings her effervescent personality and go-getter attitude to Strait Support where she oversees all administrative tasks including recruitment, contract management, accounting, marketing and public relations duties -like a boss.