In the area where the Capacity, Capability and Culture meet, our leadership delivers fast growth in business for ACE but also for our partners. We have capable leaders and a strong leadership culture with capacity and management to capture the good outcome way before the competition does. Together we set up a very high standard for the rest of the market that is proven to be beneficial to our clients. All this enables us to claim that ACE is the best of the best in what we do.

Yu Zhao

Director – Innovation & Technology

B.Eng Electronics, M.Eng Electrical, CPEng, NPER

Yu has over 16 years’ experience in the SCADA operation technology and maintenance applications across multiple sectors including renewable energy, water, wastewater, oil and gas and environmental conservation in Australia.

Yu has a wealth of knowledge in many technical areas including IIOT, hosted SCADA servers, RTU, PLC, radio, cellular, OT and. His goal is to drive innovation within the business to provide better services and technologies to clients.

Aidan Montague

Director – Power Systems

B.Eng Structural, MIEAust

Aidan Montague has more than 25 years sales and marketing experience with a unique engineering, technology and internet background. He also has had extensive board Experience (both Chair and Non-Executive Director) on both ASX listed and private companies in Australia. Aidan was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Australian arm of the internet/communications global giant, Cisco Systems. He has held various senior roles with Cisco Systems internationally.

Nicki Barrett

Business Support Manager

 

Nicki has 23 years of Rio Tinto corporate experience, from driving haul trucks to executive assistance to General Managers. She is experienced with project planning, site equipment distribution, staff management, safety management, complaint management, engineering team support, maintenance coordination, corporate events, training management, operation readiness and media releases. Nicki uses her wealth of corporate experience to help ACE and its clients achieve their operational and business goals. . 

Richard Swingewood

General Manager, Instrumentation & SCADA

B.Tech Electrical

Richard has over 20 years experience in electrical, instrumentation and control systems engineering, 6 years of which have been in the oil and gas pipeline field. He also has experience in water and wastewater, rail, transportation and manufacturing industries. Richard has automation and control system experience with Schneider Electric and ABB RTUs , Trio and Elpro radios, Satellite Communication, Allen Bradley and Modicon PLCs, ClearSCADA and HMI.

Chris Collins

General Manager, Controls & Electrical

Electrical Licensee

Chris Collins is a very experienced trades person who has been doing control system maintenance, control panel manufacturing, antenna installation work for various utilities since 2000. Chris is highly skilled with the PLC, RTU & SCADA systems. He has worked on numerous water and wastewater sites. Carried out preventative & corrective maintenance on Utility Wide Supply System for approx. 10 years.

Leana Jonker

General Manager, Finance

Chartered Accountant

Leana Jonker is a very experienced financial manager who has been finance and accounting work for various businesses since 1996 nationally and internationally. Leana is highly skilled with corporate accounting systems. She has worked in the water and power industries since 2014, carrying out finance and account management and audit.