Jenni Gillard (Masters of Lighting) CLD IALD IES is a world-leading architectural lighting designer and lighting expert providing award winning lighting services here and abroad. She is the CEO Gillard Group.
Jenni is also a lighting critic, artist and art dealer and former Art Gallery Manager, University lecturer and Myer model. Before the Gillard Group, she was a lighting consultant for a number of national electrical engineering firms. Her lighting journey started with World Expo 88 and Cairn’s Casino. Jenni is the first woman in Australia to:
– graduate in a degree wholly devoted to lighting;
– graduate with a Masters in Lighting;
– qualify as Certified Lighting Designer (2nd Australian/9th globally);
– start, build, lead and grow an independent lighting design studio; and
– be a full member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (8th Australian).
Her studio has lit the world’s largest Oceanarium (S.E.A. Aquarium, Singapore), one of Australia’s most expensive homes, a national car dealership and significant heritage buildings and contributed to the lighting of major parklands and urban designs.
Mark Lloyd is an Australian ICT identity, technologist, international speaker, angel investor, property developer and CEO. In 2012, foreseeing the: creative disruption of the traditional lighting industry; uptake of digitised light and light-based technologies; and disruption on global business – he designed and invested in solutions to service the new paradigm.
Before lighting, Mark was Chief Information Officer for Department Premier and Cabinet and other agencies (Queensland). He managed a global network and the biggest ICT outsourcing service in the State. He initiated Australia’s largest operational Intranet and first secure multi-agency shared wide area network. Mark was an ICT industry adviser to Griffith University, helped form the ICT Industry Workgroup, a peak body for ICT bodies in Queensland and initiated the Premier’s annual address to the local ICT industry. He joined Premier Beattie and business leaders to promote Queensland in America. As Vice President Australian Computer Society (ACS) Mark won the rights for Australia to host the World Computer Congress 2010 and managed Young IT and ACS Women nationally.
Mark holds multiple qualifications in various fields from several Universities and is an Advocate Partner, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, a founding Honorary Life member of IT Queensland and a Fellow, Honorary Life Member and Hall of Fame inductee ACS.
Mike Goodman is a strategic thinker and c-suite executive. He has an impressive track record in governance, finance, project management, procurement, human resource management, audit, risk services and major events management in public and private sectors. He has worked at the highest levels of Government, supporting Ministers and Directors’ General and restructured and managed corporate service environments at enterprise level. Mike moves from managing $2 billion in Commonwealth Games funding to join the Gillard Group 2017. In his own words:
“the global paradigm shift in lighting is a once in a century opportunity. When I saw what the Gillard Group is building and services it has to offer and assessed its future business prospects, I had to join. I do not wish to live regret; I want to embrace this new digital frontier.”
Mike has also been involved with junior football, YMCA youth camps and disabled. Mike’s business experiences and qualifications in accounting, public administration and education, strengthens the Gillard Group’s corporate and service delivery backbone.