MEA appoints John Horan as President

Wednesday, 02 October, 2019

MEA appoints John Horan as President

Master Electricians Australia (MEA) has appointed electrical industry veteran John Horan as its new President.

Horan said he was honoured to be named President of such a dynamic association.

“Master Electricians Australia is the nation’s leading business partner, knowledge source and advocate for electrical contractors,” Horan said.

“When I became an apprentice 29 years ago, I never imagined I’d be leading such a successful association. I look forward to working with our members and the board to continue this success.”

With more than 29 years’ experience in the electrical industry, Townsville-based Horan brings a wealth of expertise to the organisation. He founded North Queensland-based electrical company Horan and Bird in 2004, which now employs nearly 100 people and is one of the largest solar installers in Australia.

In 2011, Horan and Bird built the first renewable energy centre in Queensland for research and development innovation in Australian energy solutions, and in 2012 won the Australian Service Business of the year.

MEA CEO Malcolm Richards said Horan was the ideal leader to take the organisation into its next stage of success.

“John brings extensive industry expertise and experience to the table, and he is well known and widely respected among MEA members and the electrical contracting industry more generally,” Richards said.

“He has delivered one of the most innovative, successful businesses in recent years, so I am looking forward to this innovative approach to delivering membership value.”

Richards also expressed his thanks to outgoing President Tony Arnold.

“Tony has been a fantastic leader, helping guide the association through some of our biggest challenges in the last few years. He has greatly impacted MEA, and we are on an exciting new pathway to success as a result.”

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