NQ’s John Horan to lead Master Electricians Australia
Mr Horan founded North Queensland 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 build 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 chief executive officer Malcolm Richards said Mr Horan was the ideal leader to take Master Electricians Australia 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,” Mr 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.”
Mr 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.”
Mr Horan said he was honoured to be named the president of such a dynamic association.
“Master Electricians Australia is the nation’s leading business partner, knowledge source and advocate for electrical contractors,” Mr 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.”