Entura appoints Principal Consultant, Secondary Electrical Engineering

March 1, 2017

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has appointed David Wilkey to the role of Principal Consultant, Secondary Electrical Engineering, based in its Melbourne office, in Australia.

David has more than 25 years’ consulting experience in electrical engineering across Australia and New Zealand, focusing on the delivery of secondary systems, power systems engineering and advisory to clients in the power sector. He joined Entura in 2006 as an electrical engineer and was subsequently promoted to more senior roles.

“We’re pleased to appoint David to Entura’s technical leadership team,” said Angus Swindon, Power and Water Director at Entura. “For more than a decade with the firm, David has successfully partnered with clients to deliver commercial and technically feasible solutions and I’m confident that his leadership will continue to drive and inspire our power engineering team.”

David’s expertise spans all areas of electrical engineering with a particular focus on electrical protection, power system studies and rotating electrical machines. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Canterbury and a Graduate Diploma in Science (Mathematics) from Massey University.

“Appropriate electrical engineering advice is critical for asset owners developing new power infrastructure or trying to extend or maximise the life of existing power assets,” said David Wilkey. “I’m very excited about the opportunity to join Entura’s technical leadership team and play a more active role in the development of our team to ensure we continue to deliver the highest level of power engineering guidance and support to our clients.”

Prior to joining Entura, David held a number of consulting and technical roles in organisations including SKM Australia, SKM New Zealand, Beca and New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd.

As part of Hydro Tasmania, Australia’s largest renewable energy producer and water manager, Entura has extensive practical knowledge of all commercial aspects of power and water infrastructure acquisition, planning, development, construction and operation. The firm has assisted a number of clients in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region with practical and effective power engineering solutions for new developments and for upgrading ageing infrastructure.