Marie SlakoGM, Operational Technologies & Data Analytics Asia Pacific
Marie Slako leads PSC’s Operational Technologies and Data Analytics team. She is a strategic leader who is skilled at fostering relationships, and a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders.
Marie has handled a wide array of energy data and analytics challenges across the transmission, distribution and gas landscape. In particular, she has experience with integrating new data with legacy data/systems, building analytical capabilities, building out and enhancing the electricity network model, establishing data governance practices within teams, and the power of spatial information and visualization.
- Over 20 years’ experience in the technology and electricity sectors
- Technical ability combined with empathetic leadership
- Business and strategy development
- Australian electricity industry experience
- Geographic Information Systems
- Project and Program Management
John CamilleriGM, Operational Technologies North America
As General Manager of Operational Technologies of North America, John is responsible for all Operational Technologies system deployments and solution offerings for PSC in North America. John has over 23 years of experience in Utility Automation Systems and is skilled in driving customer requirements and ensuring achievable deliverables. John is a 31-year member of the IEEE and a Senior Member engaged in the industry providing numerous presentations and publications. John has specialized knowledge of security threat modeling, distributed energy renewables, and system architecture in advising clients.
- SCADA/EMS/ADMS Technical and Management Leadership
- Utility Operation Business Processes
- Microgrid Control Systems and DER Integration
- System and Software Architecture, Distributed Real-Time Messaging
- Agile Software Development and Project Management
Alex BoydPresident & CEO
Alex Boyd is the President and CEO of PSC. Alex has over 25 years of engineering and management experience in the electricity industry around the world. His experience ranges from hands on engineering work on site at the power station or transmission grid to the project management of a variety of electricity industry technology projects to the corporate management of an electricity specialist engineering consultancy.
Alex is able to combine his education and experience in engineering, finance and business to understand the big picture within the electricity industry.
- Founded PSC USA and PSC Canada and now serves as the President & CEO of PSC Group.
- Managed the development of the core components of Alstom Grid’s energy management software.
- Managed the implementation of software business process applications.
- Prepared business case for the replacement of historian applications for a major utility.
Judith LivingstoneGM, Finance
Judith is PSC’s General Manager Finance leading the finance function including accounting, tax, compliance, audit, risk, budget, corporate legal and company secretarial duties. She has previously worked in a variety of finance roles in Wellington and London, for both privately-held and publicly-listed companies including a consulting engineering firm and a New Zealand based electricity generator, wholesaler and retailing company.
Judith holds the CA designation from Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
- Over 20 years' experience in International Accounting and Finance
- Process improvement
- Budgeting, Forecasting & Analysis
Ann BhatHead of People
Ann Bhat leads PSC’s Global Human Resources function. In this role, she holds responsibility for strategic human resources initiatives, including developing and rewarding a global workforce and managing HR processes and systems.
Having worked in small, medium and large corporations, in fashion, corporate services and high tech industries, Ann brings a breadth of experience to our consulting business. She is particularly skilled in the areas of organizational development, employee engagement, performance management, and employee relations.
Ann is passionate about fostering a company culture that reflects PSC’s vision, mission and values.
Larry DartHead of Corporate Services
Larry leads PSC's Global Corporate Services function. In this role, he holds responsibility for Finance, Project and Office Administration, Facilities Management, Contracts, Insurance, Information Technology and Information Security, and Health, Safety, Environment & Quality.
Larry is PSC's Health, Safety, Environment & Quality management representative.
William MaoManaging Director North America
As Managing Director of PSC North America, William Mao is responsible for managing Operational Technologies, Power Networks and HVDC business lines as well as staging the region for growth.
William is a senior commercial & sales leader with proven successes leading organizations. Top and bottom-line growth. Broad global experience including sales management, marketing, business development, mentorship, M&A and strategic planning. He is skilled in developing collaborative teams across culture and gender. He also fosters a compliant and a safety conscience culture.
- Customer focused value matrix
- Strategic partnership agreements
- Green energy & energy transition
- Financial forecast model
- Increase opportunity pipeline
- Sustainable safety culture
Sarah ParsonsBusiness & Strategy Manager
Sarah is PSC’s Business and Strategy Manager. She is responsible for executing PSC’s business rhythm and internal communications calendar, leading annual strategic planning activities and spearheading strategic initiatives. She also handles PSC’s Board engagement and shareholder communications.
Sarah brings over 13 years of experience in program and people management, strategy development and scaling inclusive community impact programming for non-profit social enterprises. She’s worked closely with the private sector, government partners, and a variety of stakeholders to problem-solve, innovate, and generate positive outcomes. Sarah has a proven record of inspiring cross-functional and collaborative teamwork, unlocking potential for maximum impact, and has a passion for advancing for diversity, inclusion, and social equity.
James DrummondManaging Director Europe
James Drummond is the Managing Director of PSC Europe. James has a proven track record in leading change and delivering growth in the Energy, Industrial and Technology sectors at both a corporate and SME level with the focus on: Innovation (Digital Processes and Software Solutions), Diversification (Adjacent Markets and New Services), Performance (Sales, Operational, and Financial Excellence).
- Strategic approach to decision-making
- Building plans for executing strategy
- Fostering teams and developing talent
Ashley GrohnManaging Director Asia Pacific
Ashley Grohn is responsible for managing PSC's business across Australia, New Zealand, South-east Asia and the Pacific. He is dedicated to growing PSC’s client base in Asia Pacific by delivering quality outcomes through recruiting and developing engaged employees to serve the needs of our clients across the region.
Ashley has over 26 years’ experience working exclusively in the power industry in Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa, SE Asia, New Zealand, UK and the Middle East. His passion vests in the decarbonization of the planet through electrification and new green energy solutions.
Ashley is an authentic leader with a track record in creating collaborative environments and leading businesses through transformative change.
- Strategy design and execution
- Sense-making complex situations
- Empathy and listening
- Creating “followership” (behind a cause)
Dr Amir Hisham HashimGeneral Manager - PSC Asia
Amir brings over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, having worked with leading companies worldwide executing large renewable projects and supporting the uptake of the latest technologies to enhance the grid. He has a proven track record of delivering results, building strong relationships, and leading teams with excellence.
- Regional business development & financing
- Strong focus on sustainability strategy & policy development
- Large corporate planning & transformation
- Utility scale RE bidding, project execution, contract management & operations
Peter BrownGM, New Zealand
Peter Brown leads PSC’s New Zealand business and delivery team. In this role he fosters relationships with our clients, works with the managers of our skilled consultant teams and represents New Zealand within the wider PSC group.
With a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Canterbury, Peter has worked in a range of organizations in the technology sector as well as starting and building his own test engineering business before it became part of PSC. He brings a strong sales, process and commercial focus to our business.
Peter strives to help teams develop their skills, learn new things and deliver innovative solutions for our clients.
- 10 years' experience in the electricity industry managing control system testing projects for generation companies
- Business development and sales of technology-based solutions
- Project and contract management
- Installation, testing and commissioning
- Engineering management and business administration
- Project scoping and estimating
Matthew RobinsonHead of Global Strategic Service Development
Matt is an energy sector leader who holds a strong belief that the engineering sector is fundamentally about change and creating positive, sustainable progress for society. Using his advisory, technical and project background, Matt brings a strong capability and track record of identifying, leading and managing strategic progression to improve business operations.
He has spent the last 25+ years working across the full spectrum of electricity supply and generation in Australia, United Kingdom, Asia and the USA. He has delivered numerous complex projects including the first integrated control and protection system in the UK, delivering capex projects to all the major network companies in Australia and advising government and private sector clients on energy projects and strategy.
Matt has led strategic thinking on how government and industry can navigate the energy transition toward an economically robust and sustainable future for communities and businesses. As part of this role, Matt works closely with partners such as the Monash University Grid Innovation Hub and frequently authors articles and presents at conferences on various aspects of the subject.
- Over 25 years’ experience in the electricity and generation industries
- Business and strategy development
- Strategic planning and project management
- Team leadership and management
- Substation project leadership and delivery
- Substation control and automation solutions
Roderick KistenGM, Power Networks Asia Pacific
Rod is a power networks specialist with 15 years’ experience in the electricity sector. He leads PSC’s Power Networks team in Asia Pacific, working with clients in energy generation, transmission and distribution, and network operation. He sees himself as a problem solver: helping our clients navigate the issues arising from the rapid transition to renewables to create stable and reliable power networks.
Rod has been involved in many renewables projects including wind and solar for various clients throughout Australia. This has given him significant experience in feasibility studies, grid connection studies, connection application and agreements, connection support as well as concept designs for the transmission and distribution component of projects. He has also been involved in various due diligence projects related to wind and solar developments on both the buyer and vendor side, and worked with multiple utilities across Australia addressing aged asset, augmentation and reliability projects.
Rod has been involved in several projects for utilities and transmission and distribution lines in South Africa. This included concept design through to detailed design, project costing, project/construction management and client handover. He has also worked on a number of oil and gas projects, managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver projects from concept through to feasibility. This has included power solution option analysis, grid connection studies, connection inquiry and connection and access applications, corridor selection studies, CAPEX and OPEX estimation and introduction of hybrid type power solutions to address schedule constraints.
- Sub-transmission and distribution design
- Network planning/analysis
- Asset maintenance/refurbishment planning
- Project/study management
- Due Diligence
John McLeanGM, Market Systems Asia Pacific
John McLean is the leader of the Market Systems Service Group for Asia Pacific. John has worked with market and system operators in Singapore (EMC), New Zealand (Transpower), and both the East and West coast (AEMO) of Australia in a variety of roles including software development, business analysis, test management, portfolio and project management, and various management positions. This has included large scale market system implementations with both vendors and bespoke solutions. John is an expert in software delivery utilising frameworks tailored to the energy industry.
John is accountable for the growth of the Market Systems business in Asia Pacific, leading the business to the next level through sustainable growth to meet the demands of an evolving landscape. John builds high performance teams to deliver excellence in project delivery to our clients by selecting and retaining the best talent in the industry.
- Over 20 years’ experience in the technology and electricity sectors
- Business and Strategy development
- Team leadership and coaching
- Talent acquisition and management
- Portfolio and Project Management
- Project governance and account management
Seamus KennedyGM, Power Network Solutions & HVDC Europe
Seamus is the GM, Power Network Solutions and HVDC for PSC Europe. He has over 15 years experience in the transmission and renewables sectors, having held previous roles such as Technical Specialist through to Project Director. He has been involved in the delivery of a multitude of wind turbine construction projects cumulatively valued at over €3 billion across the UK and in Taiwan. An adaptable leader and team player, Seamus has worked within and led diverse roles and teams delivering over 2 GW of installed wind turbine capacity. He is committed to the development of both himself and others. Seamus is enrolled to commence an executive MBA in 2023.
Liam FeeneyGM, Power Systems & Strategic Advisory UK
Liam Feeney is the GM, Power Systems Studies and Strategic Advisory for PSC UK and is responsible for all engineering studies and consultancy work. Liam is an Asset Management and Operations professional working in the energy sector ensuring that every penny spent on an asset creates the most value and supports the transition to a cleaner, greener energy market. For the past decade, Liam has led the development and implementation of standalone asset management and safety management frameworks within regulated and non-regulated utilities, specifically in the power and renewables sector. He has a background in project and program management and broad experience leading operational teams to deliver world class safety and plant performance in the HVDC and renewables industry.
- Asset Management of Transmission and Generation assets
- Operational Strategies and Business Readiness
- Operational Safety
- Project & Program Management