Our People

The ERDS Leadership Team is supported by project teams with relevant expertise and experience applied to every project delivery. Lighting Designers, Traffic Signal and ITS Designers, Electrical System Designers, Electrical Engineers, CAD Drafters and Project Managers, Administrative Support personnel make up the team.

Warren Barat

Warren Barat

General Manager

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Warren has diverse experience incorporating senior leadership roles within public and private sector organisations.  Joining ERDS in 2016 as Program of Works Manager, Warren has recently been promoted to General Manager.  Warren leads the ERDS team with his high-level strategic insight leveraging from a foundation of strong technical and leadership skills, which enables ERDS to deliver high value to our Clients and stakeholders.

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Renee Mernin

Renee Mernin

Business Services Manager

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Joining ERDS in 2004, Renee ran the administration side of the business and is now an integral part of the leadership team as Business Services Manager.  Renee supports and empowers the team whilst creating the systems and processes to ensure action items are delivered.  With over 16 years of experience within ERDS, her knowledge and skills of the business are second to none.

Matthew Durward

Matthew Durward

Design Manager

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Matthew is a highly experienced RPEQ engineer with over 13 years’ experience in lighting and traffic signal design. Matthew worked for a number of years with Transport and Main Roads as a designer and technical advisor and also has telecommunications trade background. Matthew joined ERDS in 2013 as a Senior Electrical Designer, soon becoming invaluable to ERDS. His current role as Design Manager allows him to utilise his skills and knowledge to enhance and grow the ERDS design capability.

Shay Quinn

Shay Quinn

Program Delivery Manager

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Joining ERDS in 2017 as a Project Engineer, Shay now leads our Program Delivery Group ensuring client deliverables are met.  Shay has over 14 years’ experience in the engineering sector with expertise in all aspects of day to day management in production and project environments. His proven track record for using initiative and problem solving, along with his strong commercial and client focus makes him invaluable to ERDS.

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Mervyn Roseler

Mervyn Roseler

Founder and Managing Director

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Merv has worked in the Queensland and New South Wales electricity supply industry since 1969 and founded ERDS in 1997.  He has leveraged his design expertise in subdivisions, distribution networks, large customer connections and all aspects of lighting design to develop ERDS into a successful design consultancy that supports a broad range of Clients across multiple disciplines. This success can also be attributed to his passion for meeting Clients’ needs as well as supporting the development of a highly skilled and capable workforce. While Merv is no longer actively involved with the design aspects of the business, he still plays a key role in developing and supporting the strategic direction and continued growth of the organisation.

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