Bellrae staff profiles

Bellrae is owned and run by funeral industry professionals providing exemplary care for you and your loved one.

Our team

With a combined 70 years of experience and a caring sincerity for the deceased and their families, we provide an impeccable standard of post-death preservation and presentation.

Paula Bell MFE MBIE

Owner/Managing Director, Qualified Embalmer

  • Qualified embalmer
  • Owner Operator
  • Managing Director

Paula holds a Cert IV Funeral Service (Embalming) with over 23 years of Funeral industry experience. Paula co-founded Bellrae with her son Lucas in 2017.

Working in many different roles throughout her career, Paula has developed all the necessary knowledge and practices to effectively incorporate her professionalism and skill set into the development of Bellrae Mortuary Services.

With strong ethics and an amazing skill set such as an Embalmer, amalgamated with strong leadership and management capabilities, Paula has earned the respect of her peers within the funeral industry.

Lucas Bell MFE

Director/Mortuary Manager, Qualified Embalmer

  • Qualified embalmer (8 years)
  • Company Director
  • Mortuary Manager

A qualified Embalmer, holding Cert IV in Funeral Industry (Embalming) Lucas began in the mortuary at 18 and qualified at 20 years old. Lucas co-founded Bellrae in 2017 with his mother Paula and is also a company director.

Lucas brings to Bellrae the passion and enthusiasm of the next generation, and with his motivation and tenacity, he has developed into being highly skilled in the art of restorative art and mortuary cosmetics. Lucas has been embalming for ten years and strives for perfection in every case.

Andrew Oldman MSE MBIE FAIE

Qualified Embalmer

  • Qualified Embalmer (30 years)

Andrew brings a wealth of experience in the Funeral industry to the team. He has been a qualified embalmer for 30 years. Certificate of Mortuary Science / Embalming, Andrew worked as an embalmer in Singapore for a period of 18 months and is well-versed in many cultural requirements.

Robin Mudd

Transfers and Manager Guidance

  • Robin has a hospital background working as a hospital client liaison and theatre orderly.

Robin has 10 years of funeral industry experience. He is highly skilled and motivated, with amazing attention to detail.

Stephanie Kelly

Repatriation Administrator

  • 3 years in the Funeral Industry
  • Qualification in medical administration/reception

Steph has been with Bellrae for 1 year and brings with her funeral industry experience, hospital administration skills and small business owner knowledge and experience.