Meet our
lighting experts

Matt Hicks


Matt’s passion for design and technology began early in life with an apprenticeship in the electrical trade prior to studying Business and Marketing. A lifelong appreciation for great architecture and design led to the ultimate light bulb moment when Matt combined his two passions to launch Light Project. As CEO, Matt's approachable, knowledgeable and down-to-earth personality has seen Light Project grow into an award-winning lighting supply specialist, servicing the design and construction industries of Australia and beyond.

Claudia Franchi

Account Manager

When, in 2013 Claudia was introduced to Light Project’s Chairman, Mike Baker, there was an immediate synergy in ideas and philosophies. Within a month Claudia moved from Italy to Sydney to join the team. An architect by trade, her passion for lighting has seen her work across areas of export, managerial, design and sales. She’s been in the industry for 10 years now and her passion for lighting and design resonates strongly with both her Sydney team-mates and clients.

Francis Wright

General Manager

A seasoned lighting professional. Over 25 years of lighting experience covering all aspects of the lighting environment within the sales, design and managerial disciplines. Director level positions with some of the major global brands bring a reliable balance to the entrepreneurial Light Project team. A strong history of direct project involvement and management and, new to Light Project, a strong knowledge of the exterior lighting field.

Laurie Giraudeau

Technical Sales VIC

Having recently moved from the UK, Laurie is no stranger to the lighting world. She has over 10 years’ sales and marketing experience, and first started her career in the entertainment and theatrical industries where she gained invaluable technical knowledge. It was only natural that she move into architectural lighting where her strengths lie in relationship building and technical acumen. Born in France, raised in the UK, and now a proud Melburnian.

Brendan Harris

Regional Manager NSW/ QLD

Brendan, has led the Light Project sales development since 2013, and has over 15 years’ experience in the architectural lighting industry. Brendan has the ability & knowledge to work collaboratively with clients and partners at the highest level. 
His managerial and project experience is invaluable when working with our partners to deliver successful projects from design to procurement with the support of the Light Project Team.

Tom Curtis

Regional Manager VIC/SA/TAS/WA

A registered architect by trade, Tom has an enthusiasm for problem solving and detailed design, and a passion for creating drama through lighting. He believes a great lighting solution comes from a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach, where the partnership between lighting consultant and designer starts at early concept design and continues through to on-site construction and resolution. Tasmanian born and proud – a family man whose children are his pride and joy, with Light Project a close second.

Amanda McPhee

Project Manager

Based in Light Project's Sydney offices, Amanda works with clients across NSW and QLD on some of Light Project's most exciting high profile projects. Amanda is a master facilitator, liaising directly with designers, clients, contractors and suppliers to ensure the smooth execution and completion of each project from design through to supply. With her enthusiastic and bubbly approach, Amanda's relationship building and client management is second to none – you’ll love working with her as much as we do.

Trevor Duncan

Technical Manager

Electrical Engineer and Lighting Engineer with over 10 year's experience in Australia. Trevor has a unique ability to design lighting solutions that meet the high standards set by our clients, bringing an invaluable service to our sales team. With his advanced problem solving skills and strong passion to the lighting industry he is an invaluable addition to the team.

  • We're creative tech-heads

    Since 2008, Light Project has operated at the forefront of lighting technology and control. We specialise in architectural lighting, delivering award-winning lighting innovation to clients across fields of architecture, design, engineering, development and construction.

  • We trade in lighting innovation

    We service specialist project needs, delivering innovative and creative lighting solutions into
    commercial, residential, hospitality, retail, education and infrastructure sectors. We work with you and for you, creating custom fittings where specified, enhancing your design intent with intelligent lighting products.