The Team behind Balance

Behind Balance Services Group, there is a wealth of knowledge and experience that makes the power solutions for our customers robust and successful. We highlight some of our key staff members.

Rod Hayes

Rod Hayes

Chairman & Group Chief Executive

Rod has held senior management and leadership roles in the Australian Energy and Water Industries for the last 15 years. Rod was the inaugural Managing Director of Horizon Power from 2006 until December 2010. Horizon was responsible for the provision of electricity to most of regional Western Australia. During his tenure, Horizon developed into one of the Australian leaders in the area of remote essential services provision.

Dr James Darbyshire

Dr. James Darbyshire

Manager - Concept Engineering

James is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts in renewable and conventional energy generation, integration and control. He has designed, developed and commissioned energy platforms in grid-connected environments as well as in remote locations and communities overseas.

Mike Laughton-Smith - PSM

Mike Laughton-Smith, PSM

Business Development - Government & Utilities

Mike has over 25 years experience in power utility operations, engineering and executive leadership, particularly in services to regional and indigenous communities. Until May 2011, Mike was General Manager, Islanded Systems Development at Horizon Power where he oversaw a major capital replacement program as well as the development and delivery of two world leading diesel/solar hybrid power stations.

Peter Ang

Peter Ang

Manager - Project Engineering & Delivery

Peter is an Electrical Engineer with 20 years experience in the electricity utility, engineering consultancy, mining and energy solutions industries. He has worked in roles ranging from planning, detailed engineering design, project execution, commissioning, operations and maintenance.

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