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Master Electricians Association Ltd Board

Tony Arnold - Chair

Having grown up in the electrical Industry, Tony Arnold has seen firsthand the everyday issues which impact electrical contracting businesses. It is this experience that has led Tony to his position on the MEA Board and ECA council. Tony's second generation family business, Arnold Electrical & Data Installations, has grown consistently with the many and varied ups and downs of the past decades.

Tony has a desire to  give back to the industry by being an active participant and dealing with the issues facing electrical and communications contractors.

Greg Allan

Greg Allan is the Managing Director of Response Fire & Electrical services based in Perth, Western Australia. 

Greg is passionate in delivering cutting edge preventative and reactive electrical services to his clients. He utilises the latest technology and innovations to enhance the experience that each and every client receives when using Response. Greg is currently working on making a safer and more functional rental market through education and transparent servicing solutions. 

Rowan Diamond

Rowan Diamond is the Managing Director of 1st Call Electrical Services in Victoria. 

Rowan has been providing customer-focused electrical solutions to his client base for 17 years across two different continents. Rowan believes that with assistance, smaller operators can be highly professional and provide safe, quality outcomes for their clients while being profitable and enjoying a good quality of life.

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan has a long history in the electrical industry, building his career as a licenced electrician and having been Managing Director of his own successful electrical engineering and contracting company for nearly 30 years. Richard has a passion for training, and has taken on over 300 apprentices in the course of his career. His dedication is reflected in his position on the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE Board, and he was publicly recognised when the new Electrotechnology building at the TAFE was named in his honour in 2012.

His devotion to the industry has led to him being elected to the role of President at the Electrical Contractors Association and Chair of the Master Electricians Australia Board. Richard is also a member or chair of several other key boards and associations, including the Queensland Electrical Safety Board, the Joint Industry Training Company, the Contracting Industry Redundancy Trust.

Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is General Manager Asia Pacific with Schlegel Pty LTd. His employment history includes senior positions with HPM Legrand, Pierlite and MMEM.

His extensive knowledge and experience drives him to continue to improve the overall professionalism of the electrical industry.

Joshua Nicholls

Joshua Nicholls is the Managing Director of Platinum Electricians. He is a young business owner who has been in the electrical contracting industry for 15 years.

His company Platinum Electricians impressive business growth has attracted media attention and recognition in small business awards. Mr Nicholls has a passion to assist other tradesmen to become successful businessmen.


Troy Smith

Troy Smith is the Manager Director of Electric Results in South Australia

He is an experienced and successful strategic leader, possessing well developed marketing, sales and people management skills gained both at the coal face and in senior executive roles within commercial and industrial electrical environments.