The Board of The Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand
This Board determines and implements all aspects of IESANZ policy, governs the admission to membership and acts in accordance with the constitution of the Society. The Board also maintains liaison with such bodies as the Standards Association, Lighting Council of Australia, Australian Building Codes Board and other such similar organisations.
Through the IESANZ membership of the Australian National Committee on Illumination (ANCI) the Society has representation on the International Commission on Illumination (C.I.E.).
Trent started his career in the theatrical lighting industry at just 15 years old, working as a rigger for a number of years before taking his first commercial lighting role in 1996.
Initially hired as an internal sales cadet, Trent’s love for lighting was apparent and soon he found himself in the position of junior lighting designer. Over the next several year Trent worked under a number of highly skilled senior engineers and developed his skills as he worked on major lighting project from mines to museums.
In 2010 Trent founded Rubidium Light. A lighting design consultancy focusing on the emerging Design and Construct market. Rubidium Light works closely with lighting manufactures and electrical contractor in this market segment to enable them to offer lighting solutions that previously could only be achieved through fully designed construction delivery. Rubidium Light also delivers projects directly for clients including environmentally sensitive projects. Rubidium Light has a strong focus on affordable quality lighting design and product selection. This is achieved hand in hand with energy minimisation through considered lighting design.
Trent has served for a number of years on IESANZ Queensland’s Chapter Management Committee and is now the President.
Trent is extremely excited with his inclusion in the IESANZ Board and has focused his recent efforts on returning tangible benefits to members and will continue this effort into the future.
Following on from an electrical trade qualification, Scott's career in ligtning began in 1989 as a cadet engineer at GEC. Gaining industry knowledge in road lighting, flood lighting and heavy industrial/mining lighting. Since then, Scott has continuedto develop his skills in lighting engineeering and has gained the industry-recognised qualification of Registered Lighting Practitioner (RLP).
Greg Williams MIES
NZCE, BE, GDipBus (EngMgt), MIES
Greg in his day job is a Technical Director/Principal at Beca Ltd. He has been involved in lighting design of various types since about 1991, mostly in the road lighting arena, and also has experience in the design of interior and exterior lighting, emergency lighting and sports field lighting.
He is an electrical engineer by training, having gained an NZCE(Electrical) in 1991, BE(Electrical) in 1995, and GDipBus(Eng Mgt) in 1997. Having worked under the tutelage of Geoff Waller since he joined Beca in 1999 and Laurie Cook since 2011, Greg finally gained an MIES in 2015.
Greg joined the IESANZ (this time around) in 2013 to assist the Society in NZ to rejuvenate itself. He has worked on the NZ Chapter management committee since this time, and was voted NZ Chapter president in 2014, and IESANZ Board member in 2017. Greg has also contributed to the Constitution and Bylaws committee since 2016.
He is passionate not just about the amazing artistry and magic that our lighting designers, suppliers can generate, but also the incredibly talented people in the industry that make it what it is. Greg currently holds the Membership portfolio within the Board, and is excited about encouraging professional behaviour from members within the Society with which to nurture and grow our membership and enhance the recognition that we all deserve from our fellow design organisations and statutory bodies.
James Wallace FIES
James Wallace is the co-owner and Design Director of LightPlan, a professional lighting design practice located in Perth, Western Australia. Spanning a 41-year career in the lighting community, James’ design experience draws from a broad range of interior and exterior projects. His current interest is in the activation and strengthening of night-time economies through the integration of “light with meaning” into social lighting projects.
He has built a reputation as an innovative lighting designer, public speaker, educator and mentor at a local and international level, having presented and participated at events such as IESANZ Convention, Sydney; PLDC, London; Light+Building, Frankfurt; Lights in Alingsas, Sweden; LUCI general meetings in Shanghai China and Gwangju, Korea. Additionally, he has presented invited papers and led discussion groups in Perth, Philadelphia, Lisbon, Berlin, Tokyo, Manila, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Chongqing and Taipei.
James is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia New Zealand Inc (FIES); Executive Director of International Development to the Chinese Lighting Designers’ Association (CLDA); Co-chair of the International Solid State Lighting Alliance (ISA) Working Group #6 “Lighting Design and Application”; and until March 2014 held a board position with the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association (PLDA). He has also served a number of terms as President of the Western Australian Chapter of IESANZ and was Convenor of an IESANZ Convention held in Perth.
Doug is a Specialist Lighting Consultant. He has over 35 years’ experience delivering lighting solutions in a variety of roles across the Arts, Events and Corporate fields. He has delivered award winning architectural lighting designs in spaces that require flexibility of use.
Working with a client focus to achieve world-class results, Doug uses his vast global experience to create state of the art spaces that inspire with forward thinking and future proof design. With his passion for well planned and design led lighting systems he delivers a suite of tools that can adapt to the variable artistic influences required by end users.
Doug’s unique blend of lighting skills and experience has enabled him to share his vision by supporting the next generation as a Mentor and a Lecturer and with his continued working in the Arts and the Built Environments
Andrew Ferreira MIES
A self-confessed lighting nerd, Andrew’s career in the industry began over 16 years ago in South Africa, journeyed through the UK and in 2010 brought him to Australia with a wealth of international experience.
He has completed his studies in exterior lighting, has a Senior Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School and is currently Head of Sales and Marketing at Light Project.
He is an inspired leader with a clear vision and strong focus on strategy, collaboration, motivation and empowerment.
George Harasymyszym AssocIES
George started his career in Lighting in 1976 as a Sales Clerk at Osram-GEC in Hobart, following a move to Sydney in 1982 he worked in the Electrical Industry and returned to lighting in 1989 with Stanilite Electronics, he moved to Adelaide with Stanilite in the role of State Manager SA/NT in 1996
He started with Moonlighting in the role of State Manager in 1999.
He has worked with Dialight as the Regional Sales Manager for South Australia/Northern Territory since 2012.
He joined the IES in 1999 and have participated on the SA Chapter Committee in different roles until now.
He is also a Committee Member for CIBSE (Charted Institute of Building Services Engineers)
Michael Toth MIES
Advocacy & Standard
Lighting Engineer who joined the IES.Aust. in Sydney as a corporate grade member in 1986. Experience gained at Philips, Thorn, Siemens, OSRAM, Trend, Spectra, WE-EF, Gerard. Job locations EU., Australia, Arabian Gulf Countries.
Previously he had served as Technical Secretary on the IES chapter of NSW for five years. During that time he had organized technical meetings and wrote articles every month in Sidelights. Maintained interest in monthly IES meetings.
He is one of the recipients of the IES Turnbull Award.
Area of practical work:
Theatre and Film Industries
Interest in Lighting EM.Spectrum:
Efficacy i.e. watts in lumens out. Sustainability and optically superior design of hardware
Visible spectrum (V Lambda)
Automotive glare control
UV-A, UV-B, UV-C germicidal
By joining the board of directors I would like to promote the art and science of lighting for the next generation of lighting enthusiasts.