Meet Us – WE-EF Australia/New Zealand

In the Australian and New Zealand markets WE-EF LIGHTING started its operation with just three employees in Victoria in 1994, growing to nearly 40 employees over the next twenty five years. A wide range of exterior LED luminaires – from inground luminaires to light columns and projectors – are assembled in Braeside, Victoria for delivery to commercial and public projects all over Australia and New Zealand.

Iconic projects like the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Convention Centre, Auckland Sky Tower, Adelaide Oval Stadium and University of Queensland are examples of WE-EF’s success stories. With more than 25 years of customer support, technical expertise and outstanding product knowledge, WE-EF LIGHTING Australia / New Zealand is the preferred choice for many lighting and architectural professionals.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Jonathan Cleland

Head of Region Australia / New Zealand

Jonathan, who prefers ‘Jonno’ brings to the WE-EF family 20+ years leadership experience driving premium brands in B2B/B2C businesses in various industries mainly via designer specification. Jonno is passionate about driving growth and fiscal performance through the development of sales and marketing capabilities of the business and garnering a vibrant, positive culture.

Mark Pipunic

Head of Operations

Mark came to WE-EF lighting following a career spanning 20 years in best in class Tier 1 Automotive Manufacturing. Holding senior roles from Customer Service & Sales, Logistics, Lean & Continuous Improvement and Commercial, Mark is well placed to develop and lead the Operations teams into the future.

Elise Blight

Head of Marketing

With a background in managing the marketing strategy for a premium German heritage power tool brand
both B2B and B2C for 10+ years, Elise is passionate about delivering results via marketing initiatives that
support the network of sales partners while engaging and inspiring the end client.

Ronan Marsh

Head of Sales

With over 20 years’ experience in the lighting industry both in Australia and in Europe, Ronan brings a wealth of knowledge to WE-EF LIGHTING. He has held various sales and management positions with some of the world’s most respected lighting companies over the years. Ronan is as passionate about lighting as he is about people and he uses his broad lighting knowledge to deliver tailored, best-in-class and quality lighting solutions.

Our Team

Tracey Wilson

Business Support Leader

Fiona Hobson

Head of Finance

Sue McConchie

Administration Assistant

Ali Muhammad

Assistant Accountant

Mark Amsterdam

Supply Chain Manager

Melinda Hart

Supply Chain Coordinator

Theo Diamandopolous

Warehouse Team Leader

Joshua Warhurst

Warehouse and Despatch Assistant

Rahul Fernandez

Production Manager

Flavio Yap

Team Leader - Despatch

Georgie Kozlina

Production Planning

Herbert Allet

Team Leader - Assembly

Trevor Marchant

Leading Hand - Production Support

Aman Ataei

Leading Hand - Final Checks

Nalin Samaraweera

Leading Head - Open Checks

Min Tchong

Assembly Operator

Ronald Andrada

Assembly Operator

Tom Prak

Assembly Operator

Thy Tor

Assembly Operator

Mahesh Kashap

Assembly Operator

Martin Doan

Assembly Operator

Stefan Kisser

Technical Manager

Tony Duong

Project Support Manager

Johannes Schweden

Product Quality & Systems Manager

Jeth Leong

Technical Officer

Andrew Richardson

Lighting Designer

Althea Papalexatos

Customer Excellence Lead

Paul Carter

Customer Excellence Coordinator

Mari Bautista

Customer Excellence Coordinator

Lauren Hodgkinson

Administrative Support Coordinator

Ina Parakhina

Digital Communications

Jason Gueit

Product Marketing Officer