Meet Our Team

James Iliffe
Managing Director

James is a CPA with over 15 years experience in commercial accounting and insolvency administration. He moved into the energy sector in 2010 to use the knowledge he gained in the corporate sector to offer solutions to Australian businesses looking to minimise their energy costs. He is the founder of three successful and growing businesses.

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Ben Wallington
Energy Management Consultant

Ben is an expert in Energy Wholesale Markets, Network Tariff optimisation, Metering solutions and rooftop Solar systems. Ben also has experience with Air Conditioning/HVAC systems, LED Lighting, Power Factor Correction, Voltage Optimisation and Embedded Networks.

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Madonna Ghajar
Energy Management Consultant

Madonna is one of the Leading Edge’s energy experts. With her wealth of experience and know-how, she can consistently provide her clients with face-to-face advice on rooftop solar systems, energy procurement, network, group tenders, power purchase agreements and eliminating waste.

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Ewen Beard
Energy Management Consultant

Ewen has broad experience in building off-grid houses covering multiple systems such as Solar, Wind, Thermal Mass and Natural Materials. He applied that knowledge to the energy procurement sector, specialising in Energy Wholesale Markets, Network Tariff optimisation, Metering solutions and rooftop solar systems.

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Milad Samiee
Energy Management Consultant

Milad has a breadth of experience in secondary markets and brokerage. This lets him apply this knowledge in the wholesale energy markets where he has quickly learned to specialise in energy procurement. As an energy broker, Milad demonstrates a strong desire for guiding his clients towards being less grid dependent.

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Rita Fornari
Energy Analyst

Rita is an Environmental Engineer with four years of experience in the energy and sustainability field. As Leading Edge Energy’s resident Energy Analyst, she specialises in developing powerful tools, delivering high quality insights, and creating relevant content with the entire team.

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Tim Iliffe
Executive Director

Tim is a qualified engineer who applied his skills to become an architect of strategic plans in the energy sector. He is also an expert in data insights and reporting. Tim helps draft strategic plans for businesses looking to reduce their energy costs as well as steering various facets of Leading Edge Energy’s business operations.

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Sarah Driver
Marketing Manager

Sarah has 12 years experience as a Marketing and Advertising professional with exceptional data insights, analysis, and team leading skills. Sarah uses data and strategy to focus on lead generation and customer retention in the energy brokerage services arena.

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Michael Carabott
Content Creator

Mike has 20 years of experience in the field of journalism which he has applied to the energy and renewables sector. His analyses offer Leading Edge Energy clients the latest insights and developments in the energy industry. He creates and manages B2B, B2C and in-house content creation.

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