OUR LIGHTING EXPERTS

Matt Hicks

Chief Executive Officer

Matt founded Light Project in 2008, and has since built a solid foundation as a leading supplier of lighting technology and control. He has a passion for lighting and technology and an appreciation for great architecture and design. 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.

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Simonne Bailey

Chief Executive Officer

Simonne has over 20 years’ experience in the property sector. She is recognised as a thought leader and futurist with a passion for socially sustainable and commercially successful outcomes across communities. Simonne has a track record is using design-led principles through the lifecycle of an asset whilst implementing innovative large-scale placemaking and building solutions, demonstrated across a variety of sectors including commercial, multi-use, education, social and affordable residential developments.

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Ian Harrop

Director | NZ

Ian has extensive experience in supplying customer focused lighting solutions spanning 20 years, and now head of Light Project New Zealand's offering. Formerly working in design roles in the Middle East with a background in Interior Architecture & Design, Ian has held various senior sales roles promoting some of the biggest brands in lighting. He brings to Light Project his valuable knowledge and experience to the New Zealand market nationally. Focused on developing established relationships with key clients using creative solutions and best practice, Ian enjoys the detailed design process, using light to enhance architecture.

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Simone Hicks

Chief Operating Officer

Simone brings legal and business acumen to her role ensuring a solid governance structure underpins the high performance of her team. In her role as Chief Operating Officer she oversees the end to end operations of the business and is always looking for new ways to improve and accelerate its growth. Simone encourages a team-based environment to support Light Project’s growth and the ongoing operational excellence demanded and relied upon by our customers.

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Tom Curtis

National Sales Manager

Tom has been a valued member of the Light Project family for over 10 years. As part of our original sales team, Tom has an inherent understanding of Light Project’s history, the value of our relationships and the knowledge and experience we proudly represent. Tom’s former experience as a practicing Architect is fundamental to his collaborative approach to supplying lighting solutions. He has an understanding of space and design and a love for lighting that combined help realise the best lighting outcomes. Tom naturally brings passion and enthusiasm to everything he does - always available to share his time and experience to collaborate with the team, clients and stakeholders.

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Anna Vagg

Product Manager

Anna has over 13 years of lighting experience internationally with some of the world’s leading lighting brands. Her intricate understanding of our brand partners, their product offering and our customer requirements allows her to support and influence the lighting solutions made available for our Australian and New Zealand markets. Anna’s technical knowledge in combination with a structured approach and a keen eye for design sees her supplying the Light Project team and our customers with sales tools and marketing collateral that successfully visualise our offering and help simplify the specification process.

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Michael Sevenyhazi

Operations Manager

Michael has been a valued member of the Light Project family for over seven years. He has worked in all areas of the business, giving him an intricate understanding and appreciation for good project governance from early stakeholder engagement to post construction support. Michael actively collaborates with all clients and stakeholders to ensure expectations are managed, and is pivotal in realising value-added outcomes on Light Project’s largest projects. Michael is always reliable and committed to achieving the best possible outcome for all client projects.

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Cecilia Xu

Accountant

Cecilia manages Light Project's accounting function and reporting. Cecilia is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and has substantial experience in payroll, accounts payable and receivable functions in both large corporate and small business. She is relied upon by the entire Light Project team - diligent, attentive to detail and always responsive - she is a team player able to surpass performance goals, whilst effectively explaining complex information to our team in a comprehensible manner.

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Matt Tait

Sales Manager | VIC

Matt has over 15 years’ experience in the lighting industry, collaborating with some of the worlds top designers and brands across NZ, US and Australia. Matt has a comprehensive understanding of the process from design through to project delivery and he is a valuable contributor who thrives when working alongside others. Matt is always generous sharing his extensive knowledge and encourages a collaborative environment to ensure the whole team delivers to his high standard.

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Max Leishman

Technical Sales | VIC

Max has an Industrial Design background which informs his key understanding of product design through to manufacture. Max comes from a family of creatives inheriting an intuitive eye for design evident is his independent lighting design. His manufacturing background allows him to collaborate with architects, interior designers and engineers to execute on a creative vision and bring them to life.

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Matteo Di Flumeri

Senior Technical Sales | NSW

Matteo has extensive international experience in lighting design and project delivery. Following studies in political science, Matteo joined his families lighting design business where he gained knowledge accross all stages of the design process and delivery. Matteo has worked in close collaboration with design consultants, lighting manufacturers and clients to complete many successful projects Australia wide and internationally.

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Angelo Depaz

Technical Sales | NSW

Angelo has spent his career providing clients with tailored solutions for their needs across a broad range of industries. He transitioned into his passion for lighting and design five years ago after having studied product design. He collaborates closely with clients - including architects, builders and designers - to provide solutions, product and design knowledge. He also ensures the production and delivery for project solutions meet the required timelines.

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Robert Thew

Technical Sales | NSW

Robert has extensive experience across the property and construction industry. A fully qualified electrician, Robert has a passion for architecture and project development. Prior to transitioning to lighting supply, Robert spent time in the high-end Sydney residential sales market. Robert enjoys engaging with clients, patient to identify the specific requirements toward their most concise lighting solution.

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Scott Humann

Senior Technical Sales | WA

Scott has managed in a wide variety of project segments as a qualified Electrician for +10 years. He has experience in concept design, procurement, installation and commissioning across all stages of the construction life cycle. Scott has always had an interest in the design relationship between architecture and lighting, and given his technical experience this allows him to workshop intelligent solutions around creative design concepts.

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Denise Kleingeld

Purchasing Officer

Denise has over 20 years purchasing, logistics and supply chain experience. Previously working in the apparel and fashion industry, Denise has a proven track record in managing multiple international brands and ensuring all relevant stakeholders are kept informed of their order. Denise works closely with the sales team to ensure every project is kept up to date and customer expectations are exceeded.

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Georgia Boek

Project Coordinator

Georgia is a valued member of the Light Project team supporting all departments nationally. She has a background in customer service, procurement, sales support and administration including front of house experience. Georgia is known for her collaborative and friendly nature and continues to improve her technical lighting knowledge to ensure the highest quality of service to our customers.

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Lauren Cuzzi

Project Coordinator

Lauren is an experienced Project Coordinator that is no stranger to managing projects end-to-end, handling customer enquiries and resolving defect issues. Lauren is able to collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders whilst always putting the client’s needs first. This in combination with a background in Interior Design and passion for design and architecture makes her a valued member of the team.

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Juan Ibarra

Warehouse Assistant

Juan looks after Light Project’s warehouse and logistics, managing receipt and despatch of all orders. Juan’s attention to detail and care for our customers means all materials are consolidated in correct quantity and quality, and our customers are updated and communicated along the way. Juan is a self-starting all-rounder with a background in marketing and communication with an adaptive and positive attitude to everything he approaches.

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Garima Tiwari

Accounts Officer

Garima is in charge of managing Light Project’s day-day finance activities. Garima has extensive experience in accounting and financial analysis as well as end to end process documentation. Garima has an investigative approach to problem solving which confirms confidence in her results. Garima is a great communicator across all stakeholders and customer relationships.

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