About Us

About Us

EcoJoule Energy Pty Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of cutting edge power electronics products.  The team brings together industry leading technical expertise in power electronics, software design, power systems, systems engineering and manufacturing with industry leading commercial and financial expertise and backing.  We merge the design quality and discipline of a multinational with the flexibility and agility of a technology company. EcoJoule Energy Pty Ltd is based in Brisbane, Australia with offices in Sydney and Wollongong and is a 100% privately held Australian firm.

EcoJoule Energy Pty Ltd was formed through a partnership between EcoJoule Pty Ltd, an R&D company specialising in the design of innovative power electronics; and Nulux Energy Solutions http://nulux.com.au/ , a company specialising in system engineering, energy efficient technologies and innovative manufacture.

Our Market

We believe that there is a huge worldwide opportunity to improve the supply of electricity to consumers through the use of modern power electronics devices.  In established electricity grids, power electronics devices can help to transform the existing grid into a more distributed, flexible, intelligent and sustainable system able to provide lower cost, more environmentally friendly power services to consumers.  In the developing world, power electronics devices can be used with renewable energy sources and energy storage to provide reliable, cost effective and environmentally friendly electricity to the 20% of the world’s population who currently don’t have access to electricity.  Our vision is to design elegant, efficient and flexible products that contribute to providing lower cost, reliable and sustainable electricity to all.

Our Team

Mike Wishart

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Mike has more than 20 years experience in designing and leading the design of Power Electronics and Electronics products for both local and international companies including Schneider Electric and Toshiba.  Mike’s previous roles include being R&D Manager of PDL Electronics, Schneider Toshiba Inverter and Schneider/Nulec Industries as well as R&D Director of Schneider Electric/Clipsal.  Mike has designed and launched many successful products internationally including Variable Speed Drives, Auto-reclosers and Home Automation products.  He also has Power Systems experience having spent more than 7 years working for electricity utility companies in Australia (Ergon Energy) and abroad (Eskom).

Mike holds BScEng, MScEng and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Queensland and Australia (RPEQ, CPEng).

Tony Ferguson

Executive Director & Founder

Tony is a former investment banker with over 20 years experience in the investment banking industry. For most of his banking career Tony worked at Macquarie Bank where his roles included Chairman of Macquarie’s Global Natural Resources business, Head of Telcos Media and Technology and Head of Asian Investment Banking. Tony established and grew Macquarie’s presence in Canada as well as its global natural resources business. Tony was also Head of Rothschild Investment Bank in Australia and worked at UBS in London. Before his banking career Tony worked as an engineer with Rio Tinto and environmental & geotechnical consulting firms.  Tony is Executive Chairman of Nulux Energy Solutions, a business he established in 2012 specialising in energy efficient technologies.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree, a BSc majoring in Computing Science and an MBA (with Distinction) from IMD in Switzerland.

Philip Christensen

Non-Executive Director

Philip has more than 30 years experience in the Corporate Law/M&A area with top tier law firm Herbert Smith Freehills having worked for them both locally and internationally.  He also brings a host of experience since leaving Freehills gained through various ASX board roles.

Philip is a director of an agricultural management company and Managing Director of his law firm Christensen Legal. Philip brings significant experience in corporate law, capital markets and governance. He holds BComm and LLB degrees.

Fiona Wishart

Financial Director & Company Secretary

Fiona has more than 15 years experience in in Financial and Management Accounting both locally and abroad.  She has worked as a Management Accountant for a range of companies in the engineering and government sectors including Honeywell in Australia and Eskom in South Africa.  She currently is also the founder and director of her Accounting company ProAccounts.

Fiona holds a BComm degree and is a registered CPA and BAS agent.

David Courage

Senior Software Engineer

David has more than 25 years experience in embedded software and hardware design of electronics products having developed products for both local and international companies including Schneider Electric and Lumascape. David brings extensive knowledge and skills in the design of real time embedded software systems to the EcoJoule Energy team while also having a solid electrical engineering background.

David holds a BEng degree in Electrical Engineering and Graduate Diplomas in Computer Controlled Systems and Applied Computing.

Gavin Wong

Software Engineer

Gavin is our “young gun” software engineer, having graduated with a BEng degree in Software Engineering with First Class Honours in 2016. Gavin has developed much of our embedded Linux platform software and has an impressive knowledge in the latest software tools and technologies.

Mike Intal

Senior Hardware Engineer

Mike has more than 25 years experience in the electronics R&D industry both locally and abroad, having worked as Senior/Principal Design Engineer for a number of companies including Panasonic (Singapore).  Mike brings a huge amount of hardware design skills, both theoretical and practical to Ecojoule, as well as a lot of experience in the integration of designs into production.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering.

Tom Ki

Hardware Engineer

Tom has more than 9 years experience in the development of power electronics products both locally and abroad.  Tom has a high level of both practical and theoretical power electronics knowledge gained through the development of a wide range of products for both local and international companies.

Tom has BEng (Hons) and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise.