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.).
Greg Williams MIES
New Zealand Chapter Nominee
Technical Director Beca Ltd.
GDipBus(EngMgt), BE(Electrical), NZCE(E&E), MIES, MEngNZ
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.
Andrew Ferreira MIES, MBA
Victoria & Tasmania Chapter Nominee
Portfolio: Vice President, Director, Strategy
Managing Director - TYPE.F
Managing Partner - Liter of Light
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 Managing Director of Type.F.
He is an inspired leader with a clear vision and strong focus on strategy, collaboration, motivation and empowerment.
Michael Toth MIES
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.
Trent Dutton MIES RLP
Queensland Chapter Nominee
Director and Lighting Design Consultant, Rubidium Light Pty. Ltd.
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 lighting 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 continued to develop his skills in lighting engineering and has gained the industry-recognised qualification of Registered Lighting Practitioner (RLP).
Dhruva Jyoti (DJ) Ghose AssocIES, Corporate
Managing Director, Lighting Design Partnership, Australia & Singapore
BArch, MSc(Light and Lighting)
DJ chose to specialise in lighting after several years of running his own architectural and general design practice, and teaching architecture to undergraduates and postgraduates.
Convinced that lighting was the one design medium that drew together every aspect of the built environment, he decided to study for a Masters in Light and Lighting at The Bartlett School at London’s University College, and in 1998 joined LDP in London.
DJ brings a unique understanding of the architectural potential of light to his practice, and a natural sympathy for the role of the architect, helping to predict and enhance the interplay between light and form. He works closely with architects and designers to ensure that their vision for every project is faithfully realised.
DJ now directs the majority of the company’s projects and ensures that clients receive best practice lighting solutions regardless of where in the world their projects are based.
George Harasymyszym AssocIES
South Australia & Northern Territory Chapter Nominee
Portfolio: Marketing and Communication
Regional Sales Manager, Dialight
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)
BE (Hons) Elec, Grad Cert Design Sc(illum), MIES,RLP
Vessi Ivanova has over 21 years lighting design experience in the Building Services industry and has the expertise and industry savvy to drive Philips Lighting Design Application Centre.
Throughout her carrier Vessi has worked as a senior designer for Webb Australia for many years, Design Director at NDYLIGHT in Sydney and Manager Specialist Lighting Design Northrop, Sydney.
Vessi has worked on numerous projects that have received awards for excellence in lighting design.
Vessi has successfully provided innovative and efficient lighting solutions across various industry sectors, including commercial, retails, clubs, landmark attractions and sports lighting.
Vessi recently accomplished the successful design for the world class Optus stadium based in Perth, WA
Vessi has a long history in contributing to the IESANZ. She was many years part of the ESANZ NSW CMC and for three years she was the President for NSW Chapter of IESANZ.
James Wallace FIES
Western Australia Chapter Nominee
Portfolio: Knowledge Development Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanning a 50-year career; his first 7 years in the electrical trade, and the remaining 43 years firmly and passionately embedded in the lighting community, James decided to retire from paid employment in May 2021. From 2005 until retirement he was the co-owner and Design Director of LightPlan, a professional lighting design practice located in Perth, WA, having previously co-founded Lighting Images in 1996 and earlier Task Ambient Consultants in 1994, being the first independent lighting design practice in WA. Prior to embarking on his own consultancy, James held a number of technical sales and management positions with lighting equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
James’ design experience draws from a broad range of interior and exterior lighting projects across business sectors such as commercial, industrial, natural resources, civic, heritage, hospitality, sports, residential, environmental and product design. 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 major events such as PLDC, London; Light+Building, Frankfurt; Euroluce, Milan; Lights in Alingsas, Sweden; LUCI general meetings in Shanghai and Gwangju. Additionally, he has presented invited papers and led discussion groups in many other local and international centres in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Besides his volunteer IESANZ Board position, James is currently 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 previously served a number of terms as President of the Western Australia Chapter of IESANZ and was Convenor of the 1996 IESANZ Convention held in Perth.