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Engineering Team

David Russell

Engineering Manager

David holds both a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons, Elec) and a Masters of Business Administration and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland. He has over thirty years’ experience in the electricity distribution industry and most recently has consulted to the government and renewable sector in Australia.
His utility experience includes engineering design, SCADA, network operations, project management and accountability for an AUD 1 billion infrastructure program. David has previously consulted for the electricity industry in Indonesia and Vietnam.
David is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), has previously served on the Australian CIGRE C2 Committee and was a member of the International Electricity Infrastructure Assurance Forum.

Martin Hoelscher

Operations Manager

Martin has over 35 years of experience in the Electricity Supply Industry in NSW and Queensland, holding Executive Engineering Management roles. These included the areas of distribution and sub transmission power line design, network planning and asset management, and the development of regulatory submissions and preparation and publishing of Regulatory Annual Network Management Plans.
He has prepared and overseen annual capital and operating/maintenance programs in excess of $1 billion, and has contract and project management experience for multi-million dollar electricity asset projects.