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You are cordially invited by The Victorian Vernier Society for lunch on Thursday the 14th July @ 12:30 for 1:00 pm at The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 489 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong.

This is a face to face meeting where an excellent meal and drinks will be served. The meeting will close around 3:00pm.

Bookings for Vernier Members will, as always, be by response to this email.  Our total allowed attendance is 43 so book in early. 

For Friends of Vernier and guests please book using Try-Booking :

Please advise  by Monday 11th July if you plan to attend.

Professor Bruce Mountain

Director, Victoria Energy Policy Centre

How and when we might get energy prices back to some level of normal.

Professor and Director of Victoria Energy Policy Centre at Victoria University; Founder of BeatyourBill; Director of Carbon and Energy Markets (Pty Ltd)

Policy, strategy and economics in the energy sector, with specialisation in retail markets, the economic regulation of networks, electricity market design and clean energy policy design.
Bruce is the inaugural Director of the Victoria Energy Policy Centre. He is a well-known Australian energy economist whose research and advisory work has focussed on the economic regulation of network monopolies, the analysis of retail energy markets, and the design of emission reduction and renewable energy policies. Bruce has been a long-standing advisor to governments, regulators, market participants and interest groups in Australia and internationally.

His PhD from Victoria University was on the political economy of energy regulation in Australia, and he has a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and is qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in England.

Hugh Evans of Ace Wire

Commercial Manager @ Ace Wire Works

“Ace Wire Works is a successful Australian family owned business established in 1954, manufacturing wire and metal fabricated products to customer specifications. Hugh will cover a little bit of Ace Wire’s history, some detail about the products Ace Wire manufactures and some of the challenges currently facing the company.”

Extensive experience as General Manager / Managing Director delivering results in Australian and international engineering and manufacturing companies.

I have successfully worked in various areas of business and technologies, including a successful overseas management assignment to Europe. My involvement with Australian companies as well as both US and UK based corporations has given me great insight into various management styles and techniques. I have successfully managed acquisitions and integration of competitors.

I bring to an organisation a strong ability to work with people, to lead, create and to build a team environment. My strong marketing background enables me to manage a business for growth and long term prosperity. My focus is on the customer and how to improve the level of service and thus the return to the stakeholders to levels well above industry average. I can understand and communicate a company’s strategic position and plan at all levels.

My electrical engineering background and broad technical knowledge give me an advantage when dealing with customers and with technical issues.

 Our Annual General Meeting will be held as part of this lunchtime event.

Our future speaker program is:

  • 10 August – TBA
  • 8 September – TBA
  • 3 November –  The Vernier Foundation  Note the date Change
  • 8 December – Dinner with the Stars

Lock them in your diary now.