Some of our key people:
Rob is the CEO of PBA.
Rob has over 30 years experience in the Electricity Industry in leadership and governance roles.
He has been involved in the Electricity Industry for over 30 years, both within New Zealand and overseas. During this time he has held leadership positions including senior roles with multi-national engineering companies.
Vern is PBA's New Zealand General Manager.
Vern has over 35 years experience in the High Voltage Electrical Industry. His specialties are management of large contracts; both maintenance and capital projects.
Steve is PBA's Australian General Manager.
Steve has worked in the transformer industry for 24 years, starting with the mechanical design of transformers through to service, operational and management roles.
He has been involved in many transformer projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Malaysia.
Dr Ranil de Silva
Dr Ranil de Silva is PBA Consulting's Technical Director - Systems.
Ranil has developed a global reputation for tackling difficult technical issues in the electricity industry for 38 years. His deep understanding and collegial approach has helped him lead technical teams through complex analyses in system studies, insulation coordination, HVDC projects, electricity market systems, and incident investigations. His guidance and mentoring continue to be sought after by clients seeking trusted advice on their most challenging problems.
John is PBA Consulting's Technical Director - Primary Assets, and the Technical Manager of PBA, focusing on Circuit Breaker and Transformer assets.
John has significant experience in the electrical power industry and has extensive experience in both the carrying out and management of projects for the high voltage electricity industry.
He is a recognised authority on the management of SF6 assets including emissions accounting, reporting and regulatory compliance.
John is the Business Development Manager.
With extensive experience within the telecommunications and electrical industries working with some of Australasia’s leading organisations, John brings his well-honed commercial and technical background to PBA and focuses on ensuring our customers' needs are understood and being met.
Taj is the Business Services Manager.
From managing maintenance projects for Transpower as far back as 2005 Taj has built up a wealth of experience in the HV industry.
Delivering his skills to a variety of New Zealand's HV asset owners, from distribution networks through to transmission and generation environments, has made Taj very aware of different clients' requirements and priorities.
Kane is the Transformers Business Unit Manager.
Kane has over 27 years experience in the New Zealand high voltage industry and specialises in the installation and repair of power transformers and holds factory accreditations.
He also has an indepth knowledge of a wide range of online monitoring technologies.
Daniel is PBA's SF6 and Circuit Breakers Business Unit Manager.
Daniel has extensive experience throughout the Australasian high voltage industry including the supervision and management of significant long term projects for a range of customers.
He leads a specialised team of experts focusing on the installation, maintenance and repair of circuit breakers and their associated systems.
Mike is the Planning Contract Manager.
Mike has over 15 years' experience in the high voltage industry and specialises in general High Voltage equipment requirements including SF6 supply and leak detection.
Within PBA he holds a key role in coordinating PBA activity and is also one of PBA's primary custodians of FLIR SF6 leak detection equipment owned by Transpower.