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14th October 2016

NECA announces new leadership

13 Oct 2016

In its centenary year, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is pleased to announce its new office bearers for the coming year, following the conclusion of its annual elections:

  •          National President:  Alan Brown (NSW)
  •          National Vice President: Greg Hodby (SA)
  •          National Treasurer: Jim Heerey (TAS).

Alan Brown is the Group Executive Director of Fredon Industries and serves as the Vice President of the NECA NSW chapter. Greg Hodby is the CEO of Oliver J Nilsen Australia and also serves as Vice President of NECA’s SA chapter.  Jim Heerey, Managing Director of Heerey Electrical continues in the role of National Treasurer.

Dave McInnes will step down as President – but remain on the National Executive as the QLD delegate, having served as President for almost two years. Mike Green leaves the National Executive after many years as a National Councillor from WA. Mike served as NECA’s Vice President since 2012. John Cutler (VIC) also leaves the National Executive and we thank him for almost two years of service.

NECA would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing office bearers Dave McInnes and Mike Green for their contribution over the past two years as President and Vice President respectively. 

We are very grateful that our Councillors generously volunteer their time to NECA.  But we are also very aware that being President, Vice President and Treasurer, requires additional commitment, therefore we extend our sincere thanks to our past and present office bearers. 

The incoming team marks the beginning of a new era for NECA.  We also look forward to welcoming two new Executive Committee members, Alan Charlton as the WA delegate and Mike Purnell as the VIC delegate, along with the new National Executive over the coming year.




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Notes for editors


  1. NECA is the peak industry body representing the interests of electrical and communications contractors Australia-wide.
  2. NECA is run by electrical contractors, for electrical contractors.
  3. We have 5,000 contracting companies as members – and they in turn employ over 50,000 people Australia-wide.
  4. NECA employs almost 350 people across its seven chapters (Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia).
  5. The chapters provide NECA members with a range of services including: Industrial Relations, Health & Safety, Legal, Technical, Training, business-support services, product discounts and advocacy representation in Canberra with Government, Industry bodies and Training bodies.
  6. NECA wholly-owns its RTOs and GTOs in NSW, VIC & WA, the EcoSmart Electricians initiative and ACRS – one of the national cabling registrars, and has a joint venture with a superannuation company in NSW (NESS Super).
  7. NECA also employ around 2,000 apprentice electricians and provides training to a further 2,000.
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