Electrical Licensing Board

The Electrical Licensing Board is constituted under provisions of the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991.

Its primary function is to determine the competence of applicants for, and holders of, electrical licences and permits issued under the licensing regulations.

The board represents the interests of users (consumers) of electrical services, either through the use of electrical contractors or through the direct employment of electricians. The constitution of the Board balances the interests of traditional electrical industry stakeholders and those of consumers.

The board consists of eight members appointed by the Minister for Commerce as follows:

  • an independent chairman with management and technical experience in the electrical industry;
  • a nominee from bodies representing the interests of electrical workers;
  • a nominee from bodies representing the interests of electrical contractors;
  • a nominee from bodies representing the interests of electrical workers with restricted licences;
  • a nominee from bodies representing the interests of large businesses, who are consumers of electrical services;
  • a nominee from bodies representing the interests of small businesses, who are consumers of electrical services;
  • a residential consumer of electrical services; and
  • a representative of the Director of Energy Safety.

The current members of the Electrical Licensing Board, as appointed from 1 February 2019, are:

  •  Mr Kevan McGill, Chairman;
  •  Mr Peter Carter, representing the interests of electrical workers;
  •  Mr Peter Beveridge, representing the interests of electrical contractors;
  •  Mr Geoff Kelly, representing the interests of electrical workers with restricted licences;
  •  Mr Momcilo Andric, representing the interests of large businesses, who are consumers of electrical services;
  •  Mr John Ripp, representing the interests of small businesses, who are consumers of electrical services;
  •  Dr Fiona McGaughey, a residential consumer of electrical services; and
  •  Mr Don Saunders, a representative of the Director of Energy Safety.

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