John Horan – President
John has more than 20 years’ experience in the Electrical industry, holds an MBA, and founded North Queensland based Electrical Company Horan and Bird in 2004.
Horan and Bird, winner of the Australian Service Business of the year in 2012, employs nearly 100 people and is currently one of the largest Solar installers in Australia.
In 2011 they were proud to build the first Renewable Energy Centre in Queensland for research and development innovation in Australian energy solutions.
Richard Flanagan has a long history in the electrical industry, building his career as a licensed electrician and having been Managing Director of his own successful electrical engineering and contracting company for nearly 30 years.
Richard has a passion for training, and has taken on over 300 apprentices in the course of his career. His dedication is reflected in his position on the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE Board, and he was publicly recognised when the new Electrotechnology building at the TAFE was named in his honour in 2012.
His devotion to the industry has led to him being elected to the role of President at the Electrical Contractors Association and Chair of the Master Electricians Australia Board. Richard is also a member or chair of several other key boards and associations, including the Queensland Electrical Safety Board, the Joint Industry Training Company, the Contracting Industry Redundancy Trust and the Energy Super Board.
Tammy Stanton – Treasurer
Tammy is a multi-degree holder with IT project management experience for large corporations both national and international. She has been a member of MEA since 2005 and in that time has seen the growth of her company Beltec from sole trader to now employ 11 tradespeople and 3 apprentices. Beltec has completed award winning projects across all sectors of the industry and has been CSQ award finalists for commitment to training and safety culture. Tammy was the first ever female elected onto the council of Master Electricians and during her time on the council she has completed her Certificate III in Telecommunications to better understand the electrical industry and compliment her MBA and Certificates in both training and project management.
In 2015 she was presented the CSQ Female in Construction award and was described as an agent for change. She is passionate about women within the construction industry and currently works with fellow MEA council members to lead fun electrical sessions in Kindergartens to challenge gender stereotypes around women in trades.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.