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.

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.

Patrick Dobbin
Executive Director

Patch has extensive experience in human resources, stretching back to his time in the aviation sector. He is a master of talent acquisition as well as a mentor for the team in increasing productivity, getting results and consistently hitting targets.

Sarah Driver
Marketing Manager

Sarah has 12 years experience as a Marketing & 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.

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.

Ewen Beard
Energy Management Consultant

Ewen has broad experience in building off-grid houses covering multiple systems such as Solar, Wind, Thermal Mass & 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.

Amanda Player
Energy Management Consultant

Amanda has expertise in Energy Wholesale Markets, Network Tariff optimisation, Metering Solutions, and Environmental Schemes. She also has technical knowledge of Solar System Design, Air Conditioning/HVAC systems, LED Lighting, Power Factor Correction, Voltage Optimisation, and Embedded Networks.

Madonna Ghajar
Business Development Director

Madonna is Leading Edge Energy’s business development director in the field. She offers face to face advice on rooftop solar systems, energy procurement, network, group tenders, power purchase agreements and eliminating waste.

Hayley Duggan
Marketing Executive

Hayley is part of Leading Edge Energy’s marketing team. She specialises in digital marketing and B2B communications. Hayley is focused on data insights, content creation and Customer Relationship Management.

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.