Some of our key people:
Dr Ranil de Silva
Dr Ranil de Silva is a Technical Director of PBA Consulting. 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 Pringle has been working in the electrical power industry for over 25 years and during this time has gained experience in many different areas.
John has extensive experience in both the carrying out and management of projects for the high voltage electricity industry.
John is the Technical Manager and a director of PBA
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.
Steve has been involved in many transformer projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Malaysia.
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 as the Business Development Manager and focuses on ensuring our customers' needs are understood and being met.
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. Taj is the Business Services 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. Kane is the Transformers 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.
As PBA SF6 and Circuit Breakers Business Unit Manager, Daniel leads a specialised team of experts focusing on the installation, maintenance and repair of circuit breakers and their associated systems.
As PBA’s Cables Business Unit Manager Tom leads a focused team of professionals with a proven track record of delivering complex projects. Tom holds a broad range of joint system certifications and has a deep understanding of cable systems; testing requirements and best practice methodology that PBA’s customers hold in high value.
Graham has extensive experience in the refurbishment, maintenance and installation of transformers, and holds factory accreditations. He has completed full strip downs, re-gasketting, rebuilding tap changers (including Ferranti, ATL Fuller, Brush and ABB), tightening the core and installing single point earthing as well as testing of the completed work.
Graham is the Te Aroha Business Unit 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 Mike 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.
Mike is the Planning Contract Manager.