Our People

Our people are what have always and continue to define LVX: our knowledge, skills and passion for innovation and collaboration.

LVX’s multidisciplinary team thrive on challenge and collaboration. Our business is defined by our relationships and how many things we do each year that have never been done before. It’s a thrill, and it’s a privilege.

Corey Gray, CEO, Global Smart City/IoT Lead & Illumination Engineer

Corey founded LVX in 1992 and has over 25 years’ experience in the Lighting Industry. Corey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science, a Diploma in Illumination Engineering, and has studied General Sciences at Adelaide University, Architecture and Sydney University and Night Landscape at La Sfacciata Lighting Academy in Florence, Italy. Corey is also a Technical Associate of IES: The Lighting Society and a professional artist specialising in painting and art-light-technology public installation works.

Who is Corey Gray?

Corey’s knowledge, experience and expertise with Smart City and Internet of Things, (“IoT”), see him much sought-after in this field and he is currently advising and designing projects for various local government and government agencies in this and other areas including Western Australian Government, NSW Government, Qld Government, City of Perth, City of Unley, City of Playford, Brisbane City Council and Sunshine Coast Council.

Corey is also regularly engaged to provide Technical, Compliance and Aesthetic Design Peer Review services for clients including Brisbane’s Southbank Corporation, Brisbane Airport Corporation and WA Government’s Public Transport Authority.

From a design/aesthetic and corporate branding perspective Corey is regularly engaged to deliver bespoke solutions for projects including Australian Fashion Label’s Global Headquarters in Adelaide, St. Hugo’s Winery in the Barossa Valley, internationally acclaimed award winning restaurants such as Hentley Farm and Ferment Asian.

Being an artist himself Corey is also regularly engaged by other artists and galleries provide gallery curatorial services and to advise on the technical delivery and implementation of lighting and technology applications for public art.

Corey is currently working on several major projects including Brisbane Airport Corporation’s New Parallel Runway Project, the Mooloolaba Foreshore Renewal Project, the City of Unley Smart Precinct, City of Perth’s Smart Lighting and Digital Transformation Project, Resmed’s Sustainable Lighting Upgrade, Perth Zoo’s Sustainable Lighting Project, VeroGuard System’s new Manufacturing Facilities in Adelaide, and Henschke Wines new Cellar Door.

Dean Jones, Major Projects & Technical Systems Engineer

Dean joined the LVX Team in February 2008 and as National Operations & Major Projects Manager lead LVX’s design team in electrical, as well as LVX’s delivery team in electrical, communications and technology.

Dean holds a Certificate III in Electro-technology systems has extensive experience in Large Scale Project Management and many building and infrastructure controls technologies.

In his time with LVX Dean has delivered projects as diverse as the Government of Western Australia – Public Transport Authority Smart Lighting roll-out to more than 50 stations, platforms, car parks, shunting yards and pedestrian crossings, as well as emergency lighting technology to Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth Children’s Hospital and Perth Stadium, and Smart City Technology to NSW Royal Botanic Gardens and City of Los Angeles.

Dean is part of the LVX ownership group. He is currently managing several of LVX’s major projects including Smart Lighting Technology delivery for Brisbane Airport Corporation’s Dryandra Underpass, (part of the $1.4bn New Parallel Runway Expansion), Emergency Lighting Technology for Campbell Barracks in WA and technology and building systems for the new VeroGuard Systems manufacturing Facility in Edinburgh Defence Precinct in South Australia.

Gráinne Flynn, General Manager – Europe

Gráinne holds an Honours Degree in Interior Design and joined LVX’s Perth office in March 2013 as a project administrator and draftsperson for our design focused projects.

In her time with LVX Gráinne’s client focused team approach has seen her successfully collaborate on projects such as Hentley Farm Restaurant, Ferment Asian Restaurant, St Hugo Winery as well as providing project administration, technical and quality control services to clients as diverse as City of Perth, Perth Zoo, Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation in Queensland, City of Darwin’s Sustainable Lighting Upgrade at its Woolner Facility and the Resmed Sustainable Lighting Upgrade at its Global Headquarters in Bella Vista Sydney.

In August 2017 Gráinne relocated to Dublin to establish LVX’s European operations however she continues to be involved in key projects in Australia including Brisbane Airport Corporation’s New Parallel Runway Smart Lighting installation at Dryandra Road, VeroGuard Systems’ new manufacturing facilities in the Edinburgh Defence Precinct north of Adelaide, SA and City of Unley’s Smart City Precinct in Adelaide, SA.


Brad Rowland, General Manager – Eastern Australia; Technology & Smart City Engineer

Brad is holds a Certificate III in Electro-technology systems and a Certificate III in Business Administration and has extensive experience with various other building and infrastructure controls technologies.

Brad joined LVX’s NSW Team in July 2014 as a controls and systems engineer.

In his time with LVX Brad’s skills, administration experience and attention to detail has seen him successfully deliver projects including Resmed’s Sustainable Car Park Lighting Upgrade, NSW Royal Botanic Gardens Smart Lighting and the City of Los Angeles Smart Node Project.

Brad’s team based, process focused approach, exceptional work ethic and willingness to learn saw him promoted to National Service Manager in mid-2016 and Brad is currently managing  LVX’s national portfolio of long term compliance services clients including Lion Nathan, Resmed, Murdoch University, Western Australian Government’s Public Transport Authority and Australian Submarine Corporation in Adelaide.

Andres Byrne, General Manager – Consultant Services

Andres entered the construction industry as a building energy efficiency consultant in Adelaide over 10 years ago while completing his Bachelor of Engineering and Finance. In the years since, Andres has worked in consulting firms in Adelaide and Sydney, eventually becoming a director of a successful boutique building services consultancy. 

Andres formal background lies in Mechanical Services and Sustainability and he has extensive experience in managing multidisciplinary project teams designing and delivering bespoke projects in a diverse range of industry sectors, including; commercial. retail, residential, education, defence and health.

Through ongoing training and engineering application, Andres has developed significant experience in both the Mechanical and Ecologically Sustainable Design fields. Years of involvement in the sustainability sector, has reinforced how the design, construction and operation of a building must be harmonious to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Andres has a keen interest in Smart City and Internet of Things, and his experience in multi-disciplinary engineering as well as finance made LVX Global and Andres a perfect fit.

Oisin O’Sullivan, Associate  – Smart CIty / IoT Advisory (North America)

Oisín is an Associate at LVX Global on their Smart City/IoT Advisory team, for North America. Oisin has over 3 years experience working on Digital transformation projects in Ireland, and across Europe. He was previously a Consultant at both Deloitte and KPMG in Ireland for a number of years. 

Oisín has worked in a diverse range of industries such as telecommunications, financial services, pharmaceutical, energy and utilities, and manufacturing. His areas of expertise are in Customer and User Experience Design, Agile Development, Business Analysis, Technology Strategy, and Digital Strategy.

Iain Tweedly, Project Manager & Technical Systems Engineer

Iain is holds a Certificate III in Electro-technology systems, Certificate III in Telecommunications, Certificate II in Air-conditioning and is a qualified Dynalite and C-Bus programmer with extensive experience with various other building and infrastructure controls technologies. Iain joined LVX’s Queensland Team in January 2016 as a senior controls engineer.

In his time with LVX Iain’s skills, knowledge, experience and attention to detail has seen him successfully deliver on projects including Government of Western Australia’s Stadium Rail, East Perth Station and Wellington Street Busport, Roy Hill’s Remote Operations Centre, Lismore Base Hospital, Australian Fashion Labels’ Global Headquarters in Adelaide SA and St Hugo’s Winery flagship Cellar Door & Restaurant in the Barossa Valley.

Iain’s collaborative, process focused approach, clear communication, willingness to learn and strong attention to detail saw him move into a national major project management role in mid-2017 and Iain is currently working on projects including Brisbane Airport Corporation’s New Parallel Runway Project, the Curtin University Bus Interchange in Perth and VeroGuard System’s new high-tech manufacturing facilities in Adelaide.


Chad Ollenburg, Technical Systems Engineer

Chad is holds a Certificate III in Electro-technology systems and has extensive experience with building systems technology.

Chad joined LVX’s Queensland Team in November 2013 as a controls and systems engineer.

In his time with LVX Chad’s technical and organisation skills saw him promoted in January 2018 to Technical Services Manager for LVX’s Central & Eastern Compliance Operations. In this role Chad is the key client commercial and technical liaison for long term compliance services clients including Stockland Hervey Bay, St Stephen’s Hospital, Patheon Biologics, Translational Research Institute, NEXT Hotel and 4 Points by Sheraton.

Glen Reed, Technical Systems Engineer

Glen holds a Certificate III in Electro-technology systems and has an extensive experience with various building and infrastructure controls technologies including lighting, automation and PLC systems.

Glen joined LVX’s NSW Team in October 2014 as a controls and systems engineer.

In his time with LVX Glen’s technical skills, combine with his enthusiasm for new challenges and client focused approach has made him extremely popular with his client base that includes Resmed, Macquarie Bank, Iron Mountain and Park Hyatt Sydney.

Matt Bloom, Technical Systems Engineer

Matt holds an Electrical Installation Certificate, (BS7671), and has extensive experience with emergency lighting systems and technology.

Matt joined LVX’s WA Team in May 2013 as a systems technician and was soon leading the emergency lighting life safety systems technology upgrade at Murdoch University in which LVX audited over 110 buildings, designed and documented the technology based compliance solution, and delivered an upgrade of over 3,500 luminaires over 4 campuses.

Matt’s role has developed to that of senior system technical and client management in WA for LVX’s large corporate compliance and technology clients including Murdoch University, The Pubic Transport Authority, QV.1 Building, Roy Hill and Dexus. Matt has also been instrumental in the successful delivery of large scale projects including Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth Stadium Station and New Perth Stadium.


Nathan Brown, Fire Life Safety & Technology Lead


With over 20 year’s industry experience in Building Services, Fire Safety and Mechanical Engineering, Nathan is a founder and a director of Adelaide based Australian firm, BCA Engineers, is Specialist Fire, Life Safety and Technology Lead for LVX in global markets, and also a specialist consultant for Australasia. Nathan also has a key involvement with LVX’s Smart City & IoT lead with a focus on life safety innovation and wayfinding applications for “Industry 4.0”.

Nathan is an APEC accredited engineer,  (these qualifications are also recognised in the non-APEC nations of Ireland, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, India and South Africa) and is also member of the Register of International Professional Engineers.


Thilina Kumarapathirana, General Manager (Asia) for LVX Global

Thilina Kumarapathirana is the General Manager (Asia) for LVX Global. He counts 12 years of experience as a technology marketer in the banking and financial services industry sector. He holds a B Sc degree in Business Management from Monash University, Australia and MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is a director and the Chief Operating Officer of Avonet Technologies. Thilina is a social worker engaged in uplifting lives of less privileged people and also acts as a mentor for startup entrepreneurs.

Sachith Fernandopulle, Head of Technology (Asia) for LVX Global

Sachith Fernandopulle is the Head of Technology (Asia) for LVX Global. He is a renowned software architect who has designed several award winning software solutions that brought glory and fame to Sri Lanka. He has 12 years of experience as a software engineer and an architect especially in the banking and financial services industry sector. He holds a B Sc degree in Software Engineering from Staffordshire University, UK and M Sc degree in project management. He is a director and the Chief Technology Officer of Avonet Technologies. Sachith is quite passionate about emerging technologies. An early adopter of technology he has mentored and groomed a large number of young software engineers to be active and recognized contributors in the industry.

Shanta R Yapa, Head of Business development (Asia) for LVX Global

Shanta R Yapa is the Head of Business development (Asia) for LVX Global. He counts over 30 years of experience in engineering, banking, manufacturing and IT sectors. He holds M Sc. degree from University of Moratuwa and MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management. He is a visiting faculty member of several universities and a board director of ICT Skills Council. He is a past president of the software chapter of Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka and represented Sri Lanka at Asia Pacific ICT Alliance. He acts as the Chief Innovation Officer of Avonet Technologies.