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Who we are

Leading the energy revolution

We solve the world’s most complex problems in energy through collaboration, developing leading innovations that push industry to decarbonise.

Our purpose 

Ampcontrol is challenging the future by solving the most complex problems in energy. We create energy solutions of scale using innovative collaborations, smart people and advanced Australian manufacturing. Our vision is to lead the global energy revolution and make net zero a reality. 

Every day, our world-first innovations help and support customers in all industries to decarbonise. With a proven track record of award-winning innovations and more than half a century of experience developing custom energy solutions, we’re trusted by customers worldwide to future-proof their business.

Ampcontrol is transforming the world through collaboration to engineer complex electrical solutions. By partnering with universities and the brightest minds in energy, we develop cutting-edge technology for customers. From ideation through to design, manufacturing, service and repair, we provide complete end-to-end electrical solutions for energy, infrastructure and resources industries.

At Our Core

At Ampcontrol, our solutions and purpose are grounded in a strong foundation that underpins who we are and how we operate.

Innovation is in our DNA.
We’re smart people who challenge the status quo.
We solve the world’s most complex problems.
We deliver what we say.
A Brief Timeline

Our history

We have a proud history of innovation and collaboration, advancing our business to develop comprehensive energy solutions that meet our customers’ complex energy needs and progress industry.

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1968
Humble beginnings

Formed through a business partnership proposed by Neville Sawyer, three colleagues, Peter Cockbain, Keith Grant and Tony Studdert brought Hunter Engineering Sales to life.

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1972–1975
A year of firsts

The first ELA Earth Leakage relay came into existence at Raelec Products, shortly followed by the first underground substation and open cut mobile substation, all in 1972. In 1975, the business upgraded to a larger workshop and office space in Tomago.

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1976–1989
Finding our stride

After a number of acquisitions and new products launched to market, Ampcontrol saw significant business growth.

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1998–2013
Strength in numbers

ATF Mining Electrics, Austech Instruments, Burn Brite, and Captech joined our company’s ranks, revealing that true innovation comes through collaboration.

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2003
Transformer manufacturing is underway

This year saw NSW Premier Bob Carr open a multi-million state-of-the-art, purpose-built transformer manufacturing facility at the Tomago office of Ampcontrol.

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2008
Partnering for progress

A joint venture between Ampcontrol and the University of Newcastle brought forth ResTech, enhancing research and development in power and systems engineering.

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Present
Challenging the future

We’re charging ahead, using our custom innovations and energy solutions to progress towards decarbonising industry.

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Our people

We’re a proud team of smart people who challenge the status quo. Our commitment to delivering innovative energy solutions of scale drives our workforce, attracting talents that progress us further towards our goal of making global net zero a reality.

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Our board

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Greg Sedgwick

Chairman

Appointed: October 2018

Greg has over 35 years of experience in the building materials, industrial and healthcare industries across Australia, Asia and Europe. He currently serves as Chairman of NextGen Clubs and Director of the Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children. Greg is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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David Scammell

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: August 2016

David has extensive corporate advisory experience across a number of sectors, including mining and telecommunications. At present, he is the Managing Director of Pitt Capital Partners, a subsidiary of Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Company who are 100 per cent shareholders in the Ampcontrol Group.

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Jaime Pinto

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: June 2022

Jaime is the EGM Finance – Private Investments for Washington H. Soul Pattinson. He has experience partnering with operational management in organisations of varying size and complexity, including small private businesses, large national groups, and ASX listed entities.

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Dr Glenn Platt

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: June 2022

Glenn is an entrepreneur and leader in the energy technology space, and a prominent figure in Australia’s energy transition. He is currently chair of the Ampcontrol Innovation Committee and Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation at Emergent Group.

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Rod Henderson

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: January 2014

From managing the development and release of new electronic products at Ampcontrol back in 1991 to now serving as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Rod has gained complete responsibility for the company’s operations. He oversees strategic direction, overall profitability, group structure, risk management and business growth.

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Stacey Sleeman

Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: January 2023

Stacey has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, operational performance, business improvement, and senior leadership in resources, industrial manufacturing, and renewable energy. She joined Ampcontrol in 2023 and is the first female member of the Board of Directors.

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Our senior leadership team

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Rod Henderson

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

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Stacey Sleeman 

Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer

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Tim Wylie

Chief Technology Officer

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Leigh Stefanszyn

Executive General Manager – People & Engagement

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Victoria Aspden

Executive General Manager- Digital & Transformation

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Alan Foster

Executive General Manager – Capital & Energy

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Simon Coleman

General Manager – HSEQ 

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Doug Johnson

General Manager – Service   

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Tim Keech

General Manager – Sales & Customer

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