OUR LIGHTING EXPERTS

Matt Hicks

Chief Executive Officer

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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Ian Harrop

Director | NZ

After graduating in architectural design and spending time in the Middle East in a design role, Ian began his career in commercial architectural lighting in England. In 2004, he moved to New Zealand and held various senior sales roles promoting some of the biggest brands in lighting. Ian brings to Light Project valuable knowledge and experience in the New Zealand market nationally. He enjoys the design process and using light to enhance architecture.

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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 problem solving. He has an understanding of space and design and a love for lighting that combined help realise the best architectural 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

Originally from Sweden, Anna has over 12 years of lighting experience internationally with some of the world’s leading lighting brands. Anna’s role is an important conduit between our brand partners and sales team, ensuring that the right product is made available to market to meet the needs of our customers. Her knowledge and passion for lighting in combination with her professional approach and positive attitude makes her a valuable part of the Light Project team.

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Michael Sevenyhazi

Operations Manager

Michael (“Seven”) has been a valued member of the Light Project family for over 6 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 always committed to achieving the best possible outcome for all client projects.

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Matt Tait

Sales Manager | VIC

A born and bred Kiwi, Matt has over 15 years’ experience in the lighting industry, collaborating with some of the worlds top designers and brands across NZ, America and Australia. He has a keen eye for detail and thrives when working alongside others who share his passion for lighting. Matt loves the great outdoors and is a passionate rock climber.

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Max Leishman

Technical Sales | VIC

With an Industrial Design background Max has a key understanding of developing new products from concept to manufacture having repeatedly achieved this himself in his solo lighting ventures. Coming from a family of creatives he intuitively has an eye for design fused to his lighting 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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Scott Humann

Senior Technical Sales | WA

Having managed in a wide variety of project segments as a qualified Electrician for +10 years, Scott 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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Matteo Di Flumeri

Senior 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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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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Daniel Berenger

Technical Sales | NSW

Daniel's first job was in lighting, and he has been dedicated ever since. Daniel has experience across all aspects of the lighting industry, including, end users through to builders, contractors, wholesalers, engineers, architects and designers. His experience and knowledge of the Australian lighting market at all stages informs his comprehensive approach to lighting strategy. Daniel is a team player, always productive and contributing, and naturally identifies solutions that consider the interests of all project stakeholders.

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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 always had a passion for architecture and development. Spending the last few years in the high-end Sydney residential sales market, Robert has transitioned to lighting and technical sales with ease. Robert is keen to develop his lighting expertise, enjoys engaging with clients and is patient to identify specific requirements toward the most concise lighting solution.

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Denise Kleingeld

Purchasing Officer

Having spent over 20 years in the apparel and fashion industry, Denise is an experienced purchasing, logistics and supply chain professional who strives for excellence in all that she does. Denise has a proven track record in managing multiple international brands and ensuring all relevant stakeholders are kept informed of their orders. With her quirky personality, Denise is excited to leverage her broad experience at Light Project and ensure our customers experience a superior level of service.

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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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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 has an amiable nature and ability 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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Gresa Gjuni

Customer Service Officer

Gresa is experienced at customer service and quality assurance across a range of industries. She also has a background in freight and logistics so is a valuable team member who supports internal sales and procurement activities of the business. Gresa loves a challenge and eager to learn as much as she can about lighting to ensure our customers and partners experience superior service.

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Cecilia Xu

Accountant

Cecilia is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and has substantial experience in overseeing the payroll, accounts payable and receivable functions in both large corporates and small businesses. Cecilia’s friendly and caring nature is appreciated in the Light Project office as she is always eager to offer help to the team. In her spare time, Cecilia enjoys baking and loves a good horror movie.

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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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