OUR LIGHTING EXPERTS

Matt Hicks

CEO

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.

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Mark Sacco

Chief Operating Officer

Mark is a Chartered Accountant with an Executive MBA under his belt and has held many senior management roles focused on operations, finance and strategy across a range of industries from start-up, to small business, corporates and multinationals. With a background in management consulting and business advisory, Mark values innovative solutions and brings invaluable experience and an infectious energy to the Light Project team.

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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.

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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.

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Claudia Franchi

State Sales Manager NSW

When, in 2013 Claudia was introduced to Light Project, 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.

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Michael Posavac

Senior Technical Sales NSW

After realising his dream to be a professional footballer would never happen Michael decided to take a path in sales given his incredible networking and relationship skills. Six years ago he stumbled into the lighting industry by chance and fell in love with it. Michael has been one of the key people of the NSW team now since 2016. He brings passion, motivation and a wonderful positive energy to Light Project.

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Claire Parker

State Sales Manager WA

Claire’s love of all things lighting began almost two decades ago. This led her to pursue opportunities within a top tier consultancy firm, whilst becoming Vice President of the IES (Illuminating Engineers Society - WA), and in 2016 began leading the Light Project WA office. Her passion for the flourishing WA design community is genuine and she truly believes that through innovation, education and collaboration the west has the opportunity to strengthen and become a powerhouse in the Australian lighting industry.

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David Lim

Technical Sales WA

A creative and organised perfectionist with a well-rounded excitement for all things design. After completing an ADID (Advanced Diploma of Interior Design) in 2006, David became fascinated by the medium of light. A decade later David has gained vast experience and knowledge to help him strive in delivering a high level of customer service. With an eye for detail across all projects he is constantly developing fresh innovative ideas and unique ways of applying light within a space.

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Anne Truong

Design Manager

Brings four years of specialist lighting experience and thirteen years of experience within the construction industry. Anne’s expertise in creating human-centric illumination schemes is a breath of fresh air for clients seeking to create an experience that is impactful and engaging, whilst mindful of comfort and compliance. She has a passion for the psychological aspects of lighting and how it can be utilised as a tool to change our perceptions of what built spaces can be.

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Laurie Giraudeau

Senior Technical Sales VIC

No stranger to the lighting world, Laurie first started her career in the UK within the entertainment and theatrical industries. For over 10 years, she has gained invaluable technical knowledge whilst building strong sales and marketing acumen. With a keen eye for detail and design, it was only natural that she moved into architectural lighting where her strengths lie in relationship building, problem solving and technical support. Born in France, raised in the UK, and now a proud Melburnian.

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Danah Gochman

Technical Sales VIC

Danah Joined Light Project in 2018. Previously working with a lighting manufacturer she found a passion for the technical characteristics of luminaries. A self-confessed lighting geek, Danah embraces project challenges and finds excitement in creative solutions. Recently completing the IES (Illuminating Engineers Society) lighting course and an active member of the IES, Light Project is excited to have her strengthen our team.

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Tash Smith

Technical Sales VIC

Tash believes fun is not just for kids! A recent addition to Light Project; Tash was born into the lighting industry, coming from a family of Electricians in New Zealand. Leaving New Zealand in 2015 to embrace new challenges, she has found herself cutting her tech teeth working alongside luminaire manufacturers. Now after completing the IES (Illuminating Engineers Society) lighting course, and an active member of the IES, Light Project has found her passion. A great listener and consultative personality Tash truly believes the best outcomes come from talking things out which compliments the Light Project ethos perfectly.

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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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Gemma Montanaro

Technical Sales NSW

Gemma’s ‘mild’ obsession with light has landed her a career in bridging the gap between the design and technical world of lighting. She works collaboratively with clients on all parts of the project; wearing many hats to ensure the initial design intent is supported with the most appropriate selection of products. Having worked as a commercial interior designer she understands the language of space, form, colour and materiality. She now brings her creativity, technical understanding and passion for lighting to provide the best experience for her clients and the end user.

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Matteo Di Flumeri

Technical Sales NSW

Having studied political science, Matteo joined his families lighting design business where he gained a broad knowledge of the international lighting project market. He worked in close collaboration with design consultants, lighting manufacturers and clients to complete many successful projects.

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Michael Sevenyhazi

Project Manager

Michael (“Seven”) Sevenyhazi is trusted by Light Project to work on and deliver high-profile projects across Australia. Working alongside our major clients, he is able to execute a smooth and efficient outcome for all. Based in our Melbourne Office, Michael is incredibly well organised; liaising directly with designers, clients, contractors and suppliers to ensure the thorough and professional completion of each project. Michael’s process management is exceptional – you will feel comfortable in knowing that he is looking after your project.

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Michael Kennedy

Project Manager

Based in Light Project's Melbourne office, Michael works with clients across NSW and QLD on some of Light Project's most superior projects. Michael is a master facilitator, liaising with designers, clients, contractors and suppliers to ensure the smooth execution and completion of each project from design through to supply. With his enthusiastic and meticulous approach, Michael's relationship building and client management is second to none.

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Genevieve Welsh

Customer Service

Genevieve has been with Light Project since 2017. Among other duties, Genevieve provides quotes and stakeholder management. Genevieve brings to this role extensive product knowledge and wide experience. She has previously worked in facilities and administration, front office coordination and, with a diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy, worked overseas and in Australia. Genevieve is a bright, competent and enthusiastic addition to the Light Project team. She thoroughly enjoys her role and is proactive and creative, always thinking ‘outside the box’.

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Georgia Boek

Customer Service

Georgia is a valued member of the internal quotes team. She has a background in administration, sales support and front of house experience; including working for a bathroom and kitchen business. Georgia is eager to learn as much as she can about lighting to ensure her work is accurate. She supports the sales team from both Victoria and Western Australia.

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Tamara Rizkallah

Procurement

Tamara Rizkallah is based in the Melbourne office; and responsible for all purchasing and logistics coordination for national orders. Tamara previously worked as a Business Support specialist and has a background in retail, events and hospitality management. She has obtained strong communication skills, excellent customer services skills, and has a friendly and professional manner. Since arriving at Light Project, she has taken on this challenging role superbly and in her inimitable fashion made it her own.

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Sally Miller

Accounts Supervisor

Sally has been part of the Light Project team since 2009. As accounts manager, she oversees all financial responsibilities and has an indispensable knowledge of the demands unique to the lighting industry.

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Nicola Harvey

Accounts

An experienced Accounts Officer with over 10 years’ experience across the import/ distribution, technology, start-up and not-for-profit sectors. Nicola had an early career as an IT business analyst with international experience before taking time out to care for her two sons. During the break, she studied an accounting diploma which better suited her love for numbers. With a strong interest in architecture, Light Project is a natural fit.

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Clare Walter

Administrator & Business Support

Her approachable personality combined with strong organisational skills make Clare a perfect asset to Light Project. With a degree in Fine Arts, she has built extensive experience within the creative / design world. Day to day, Clare provides ongoing business and administrative support to the team; working across a variety of tasks including marketing, events and business development.

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