Since completing his studies at Swinburne University, Ian Dryden has successfully worked with an assignment as Industrial Designer in the City Design Unit at the City of Melbourne.
His task since 1987 has been to program, design, implement and market street furniture and temporary facilities for the City. Ian's major task has been the design and coordination of the street furniture, temporary fixtures, kiosks, toilets, decorations, lighting systems and pedestrian information signage for the City's master plan. Ian's work has received both popular and professional recognition including an Artists and Industry Award in 1990. He is a contributing member of the City’s Design team, who has won AIA, AILA ,IES and Australian International Industrial Design awards for the cities projects.
Joe Hancock is the Principal Lighting Engineer for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). In this position he has been responsible for managing the daily lighting restoration activities along with testing and approving streetlight materials. He developed FPLs Smart Lighting program, FPLs new LED Tariff, and is also the corporate subject matter expert for street and area lighting.
Mr. Hancock joined FPL in 1983 and has served in a variety of positions in Power Delivery, including engineering, emergency operations, crew supervision, budgeting and forecasting, with the past eight years in lighting.
Mr. Hancock received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Home Society in Palm Beach County.
Bob Parks is an IES member, Lighting Certified (LC), and an ecological lighting designer/consultant. He currently serves as chair of the of the IES environmental outdoor lighting committee, and is a former member of the IDA/IES Model Lighting Ordinance (MLO) committee.
Mr. Parks is the founder of the Virginia Outdoor Lighting Taskforce (VOLT), an all-volunteer, non-profit, grassroots advocacy group working for safe and efficient outdoor lighting since 2000.
In March of 2009 he joined IDA to start the Washington Office for Public Policy and Government Affairs. As Managing Director he worked to inform the Congress and federal agencies about the IDA mission and it’s issues. In 2010 he became the Executive Director of IDA, managing the entire organization.
In 2014 Mr. Parks left IDA to form the non-profit Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance to promote Smart Urban Lighting and Ecologically Responsible lighting design. SOLA works with cities to encourage the use of adaptive controls that maximize energy reduction while saving money, reducing CO2 and improving visibility.
Stine Ellermann has worked for the City of Copenhagen the recent 4 years, first as a lighting engineer and now as the coordinator for street lighting. Education in civil engineering focusing on Design and Innovation and Sustainable Energy.
Louise Rathleff is working as Contract Manager in the City of Copehagen, managing long term operation and maintenance contracts within Traffic and streetlighting.
Louise started working in the municipality in 2010, as a traffic engineer. After a number of tender processes, she started working with contract management.
The latest tender process was conducted using competitive dialogue, because of the complexity.
Andy is a professional, qualified Road Lighting Specialist, with over 25 years’ experience. Before moving to New Zealand in 2002, he worked for Lancashire County Council (UK) for 11 years in the Street Lighting Department where he was responsible for the design, maintenance and energy management of a network in access of 160,000 street lights.
Now working for Opus International Consultants, his primary role is the provision of Professional Services on all matter relating to Street Lighting for Auckland Transport whose inventory of 105,000 street lights represents a third of all those in New Zealand, covering design, policies, strategies, specifications, Design Briefs and Peer Reviews. He also provides professional advice to NZ Transport Agency Head Office Wellington, the Auckland Motorway Alliance, covering the strategic transport corridors through the greater Auckland Region and to a number of Local Authorities across New Zealand.
He has been heavily involved with the development and implementation of the LED Road Lighting strategy covering specification, assessment of Luminaires, procurement methodology and now delivery on to the network now occurring across New Zealand.
Andy co-authored the NZ Transport Agency M30:2014 – Specification and Guidelines for Road Lighting Design and is a recognised NZ Transport Agency Independent Professional Advisors ( IPA ) for Highway Lighting.
Anthony Ogle, is responsible for the operations of city roads, streetscapes, streetlighting, stormwater and local civil infrastructure for the City of Ryde.
He has 35 years experience in state and local government across a broad range of civil, waste, recreation and facilities works and infrastructure, and over 20 years in management roles. In more recent years this has focussed on asset management and its decision making processes, and the use effective application of technology and systems for modern public works engineering.
Katie Volter is an Assistant Director of the Chemicals Management and Standards Section at the Department of the Environment and Energy.
In this position she is responsible for coordinating the possible ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a decision that will be made by the Australian Government.
Laura Simes is the Environment Policy Advisor for the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA), where she assists and advocates for WA Local Government in relation to climate change adaptation and mitigation projects.
Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, practised as a lawyer and then worked for an NGO in intellectual property law and policy before moving into the field of climate change law and policy, her real passion. She has worked in policy, regulatory and in-house lawyer roles for the Federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and on secondment with the Clean Energy Regulator, as well as the WA State Government Department of Environment Regulation.
Paul has worked in fields involving sustainability and asset management for his whole working life. Paul is Managing Director of Ironbark Sustainability and Forthcoming Director for YMCA Victoria.
Since the mid 1990's Paul has been involved in helping to establish many sustainability action organisations including:
In 2004 Paul formed Ironbark Sustainability and has since worked extensively with all levels of government, power authorities and private businesses to drive action on climate change. Ironbark Sustainability specialises in street lighting and building management programs and strategies and works closely with clients to ensure their action leads to real outcomes for both the organisation and the climate.
Ironbark supports around 200 local governments each year. In 2013 Ironbark assisted Councils access over $50m worth of funding and deliver projects that are saving in excess of $430m and 1.5m tonnes of greenhouse emissions.
Internationally, Paul has assisted local governments in the UAE, as a key presenter at the annual Middle East Smart Lighting Conference and in Kazakhstan, to plan for large scale energy efficient street lighting programs.
Among many projects, Paul has authored the National Street Lighting Strategy (produced for the federal government) and is a member of the Australian Road Lighting Standards Committee.
Alexi has been at Ironbark Sustainability since 2009. He works with councils on range of energy efficiency and renewable projects. He brings decades of experience in project management, stakeholder engagement, facilitation and program development in the sustainability field since co-founding the Environmental Jobs Network (EJN) in 2001. Alexi managed ICLEI Oceania's flagship Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) campaign in Australia until mid-2008, building the capacity of Local Government and communities to tackle climate change.
Alexi has managed hundreds of energy efficient asset management programs local governments throughout Australia and worked on the development and creation of the Australian One Planet Councils to assist councils in assessing their sustainability performance against a range of indicators. Since 2013, Alexi has managed a project team that has obtained over $100m of government funding and third-party finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout Australia.
FRED WATSON comes from a long line of Freds, but was the first in his family to become a scientist. Known for pioneering the use of fibre optics in astronomy during the 1980s, he has been an astronomer at the Australian Astronomical Observatory since 1995. Fred is best known for his radio and TV broadcasts, talks, books and other outreach programs, which earned him the 2006 Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science. His recent work emphasises the environmental benefits of sky-friendly lighting. Fred holds adjunct professorial positions at five Australian universities, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010 for his contributions to astronomy and space science. He has an asteroid named after him (5691 Fredwatson), but says that if it hits the Earth, it won't be his fault.
Craig’s passion for sustainability has been recognised with a Tasmanian Local Government Award for Excellence for energy efficiency retrofits of Council facilities. His advocacy is instrumental in the small rural municipality of Meander Valley becoming a leader in energy initiatives in the State, through:
Dr Paul Cozens is an environmental criminologist and expert in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). He has experience in research, policy and practice and is an internationally accredited Advanced CPTED Practitioner. He has published over 50 peer-review papers on the application of CPTED at railway stations, public spaces, residential and retail settings and the night-time economy. He has worked as a policy advisor for the Western Australian State Government and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University’s Department of Planning and Geography. Paul is an associate director of the Design Out Crime Research Centre and his most recent publication is entitled “Think Crime! Using Evidence, Theory and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) for Planning Safer Cities”.
Jean Armstrong is a Professor at Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, where she leads a research group working on topics including optical wireless, radio frequency and optical fiber communications. She has published numerous papers and patents. Her patents include novel modulation techniques and receivers suitable for visible light communications. She has won many prizes and awards including most recently the IET Mountbatten Medal. She is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Melanie Madders is the CEFC’s sector lead for Universities and Local Government, taking projects from initial discussions through to signed loan documentation.
Melanie has a project finance background having worked at The Royal Bank of Scotland in London on infrastructure projects as diverse as roads and smart meters, and in a financial advisor, debt lender or equity investor capacity.
Melanie also led major infrastructure projects at Queensland Treasury from business case development through to project procurement. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Banking and Finance from Queensland University of Technology.
Michael is the lead Energy Management Specialist at NECA – the National Electrical & Communications Association.
Employed as the National EcoSmart Manager, Michael is an advocate for upskilling the electrical industry by sharing knowledge, technology and innovative concepts.
His extensive knowledge & experience with Energy Management & Power Quality solutions, has led him into implementing many state-of-the-art solutions across the country.
Backed by his degree in Electrical & Electronic engineering, his passion lies within the intricate details of smart electrical solutions.
Paul Ducker is a digital systems engineer with over 40 years of experience in the field of control and information system engineering. He founded PDS Ltd in the UK in 1987 through which he has identified and provided advanced solutions for road tunnel system projects worldwide. Much of his work has focused on simplifying project implementation by integrating diverse tunnel data on IP networks and providing a cohesive user interface through which a road tunnel can be effectively and safely operated and managed. He has also been a leading contributor in the development of advanced tunnel lighting solutions with Thorlux lighting over the last 10 years developing new lighting control methodologies to reduce implementation and through-life operating costs.
Puneet is a Partner with Cyber Risk Services and an enterprise security leader, who has successfully established and managed cross functional global cyber security capability across multiple industry domains with specialist skills across the financial services and federal government agencies. He is a recognised global speaker on thought leading topics covering advanced threat intelligence, cloud enablement, third party risk, data security, data leakage, cyber risk and security metrics.
Over the last ten years Puneet has spearheaded various enterprise security transformation projects and programmes across Mining, Banking, Government and Health industry verticals. He has led a broad range of engagements on a global and local level for a varied client base, including implementation green field security operations centres, attack & penetration testing, enterprise security architecture, technology strategy and set up of incident response & monitoring services.
Puneet is a hands on cyber leader who has successfully implemented enterprise service management transformation strategy for a national public sector organisation, established the global end-to-end IT security operations capability for a global mining organisation through a multi-vendor operating model servicing IT assets in 16 countries and approximately 60,000 staff globally and established a Whole of State Government information security transformation program servicing multiple state government departments.
Puneet holds pro bono Director position with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) in Australia and is a sought after conference speaker on cyber security and risk.
Craig is Co-Founder and Chief Apiarist of Hivint and SecurityColony.
Craig has over 15 years of experience in the security industry, working in the finance, government, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors.
With a strong technical background, Craig is a reformed nerd who now works with senior executives to better understand how security can provide significant benefits to their business, and implementing and overseeing programs to achieve this.
Well known in the industry, Craig has appeared on the 7:30 Report and has been quoted in the AFR, SMH, The Age, CSO Magazine and Australian IT on security-related topics. Craig regularly presents at industry and sector-specific conferences, recently including the AusCERT, ACSC, WAckhon, Security in Government (Singapore) and CarolinaCon (USA).
Tom is a Chartered Accountant with 17 years’ experience with energy and infrastructure markets and their regulatory systems. His focus is strategic business development: creating new products and service models; developing commercial and regulatory proposals; and managing negotiation. Earlier roles include 10 years in chartered accounting and investment banking firms. He has managed corporate reorganisations, acquisitions and sales, and provided corporate advisory services including business valuations.
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