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Peter Matthews – President

As the Founder and CEO of Solar Service Guys, Peter boasts over two decades of experience in the electrical industry. Peter is passionate about the electrical and renewable sectors and currently is the senior vice president of Master Electricians Australia.

In both 2018 and 2019, Peter was celebrated as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2019, he also received a prestigious Master Electricians of the Year award, solidifying his reputation as an outstanding leader in the industry, with Solar Service Guys playing a significant role in these achievements.

Peter’s leadership has seen Solar Service Guys flourish, expanding its team to over 100 employees who provide services across the entire nation. They have successfully visited and served over 70,000 homes throughout Australia, a testament to their commitment to delivering top-notch solar solutions and services.

Rowan Diamond

Rowan Diamond is the Managing Director of 1st Call Electrical Services in Victoria.

Rowan has been providing customer-focused electrical solutions to his client base for 17 years across two different continents. Rowan believes that with assistance, smaller operators can be highly professional and provide safe, quality outcomes for their clients while being profitable and enjoying a good quality of life.

Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is General Manager Asia Pacific with CMI Electrical Products. His employment history includes senior positions with HPM Legrand, Pierlite and MMEM.

His extensive knowledge and experience drives him to continue to improve the overall professionalism of the electrical industry.

Stephanie Gee

Together with her husband Chris, Stephanie owns and operates CM & SM Gee Electrical. Along with over 8 years experience in the electrical and construction industry Stephanie has worked in executive support and management. Working on projects both at National and State levels. She also has experience working with both private enterprise and all three levels of Government.

Stephanie has passion for the community that she grew up in, and still lives in. She is an active Committee Member of the Longford Agricultural Show Society and she participates in a Schools Outreach Program aimed at a Primary level. Together Chris and Stephanie have a daughter Estelle who is in Kindergarten.

Becoming a part of MEA has enabled Stephanie to give back to an industry that has given her so much throughout her entire life. Stephanie is proud to be a member of MEA, offering Tasmanian Members a clear and concise voice.

Troy Smith

Troy Smith is the Manager Director of Electric Results in South Australia. He is an experienced and successful strategic leader, possessing well developed marketing, sales and people management skills gained both at the coal face and in senior executive roles within commercial and industrial electrical environments.

Ray Sherriff

Ray is the director of Laser Electrical Granville in Sydney NSW. Originally formed in 1998, it has grown from a sole operator to employing 15 full time people, operating mostly in the commercial & industrial fields.

As a member of the Sydney AAC, Ray has a keen interest in ensuring that small contractors’ voices are heard & that our concerns are not lost to those who regulate & run our industry.

He is passionate about ensuring MEA members get the full benefit of their membership to improve the industry for us all in the long term.

Erik Scholz

Alex Foster

Alex Foster is the director of Foster’s Services, an electrical company specialising in the healthcare industry and leads a team of 30 staff.

Alex has a long association working across many of Western Australia’s leading healthcare /hospital sites both public and private, and an intimate knowledge of this sector being involved as a long serving board member of the Institute of Healthcare Engineers Australia (WA branch).

Giving back to the electrical industry is important to Alex having represented on several standards committees including AS/NZS 3003:2018 “Electrical installations patient areas”. Often assisting contractors small and large to ensure that compliance is achieved.

The training and development of apprentices has always been important to Alex with many now excelling across the electrical industry having started at Foster’s Services.

Alex is passionate about MEA and the benefits of being a member of an association to further safety, quality, and business practice in the industry.