The People Behind Integrity Funerals.
Rowan has been involved in the funeral industry for nearly three decades. Starting on a yard broom with one of
Brisbane’s oldest and most prestigious funeral homes, he progressed rapidly through the ranks and at 26 was
When a major company bought the business he continued for some years in management roles with them. Rowan reached a
major turning point in his professional journey when, in partnership, he acquired Russell Firth Integrity Funerals
in 2002. Released from corporate constraints, he was now free to realise the value of the true heart of the funeral
profession. Now he could do for families suffering loss what he would want someone to do for him.
He believes that the first step in celebrating a lifetime’s journey is talking to someone you can trust who will do
as you ask. His dual focus is on the professional service the company provides and on the joy of being involved in
the more tender moments of life. Over his professional life, Rowan has been involved in a wide range of funerals,
from major traumatic public events, State Funerals, kings and paupers (literally) and normal everyday people like
you and me who face the loss that death brings.
He is recognised nationally and internationally as an expert in the repatriation of someone who has died, returning
them home to their country of origin. There are few places in the world where his experience does not extend.
Rowan is a past President of the Queensland Division of the Australian Funeral Directors Association and is a past
National Councillor with the National Executive of this peak industry body. This honorary role seeks to enhance the
professionalism and integrity of the funeral industry in Australia and, in particular, Queensland. Rowan wants the
service he provides you to allow you to look back, While sometimes bittersweet, on the funeral as a marked and
cherished experience, an important day that brings respect and honour to your loved one.
"From your first enquiry to our last handshake,
want you to receive the best service that we can