management team

Tim Hunt-Smith, Strategy, Business Development

Tim has 12 years’ energy industry experience. He has held a number of senior roles in the energy sector over the past decade. Previous roles include CEO of Neighbourhood Energy (a Victorian energy retailer), Managing Director of Intermoco (an embedded networks business), and in executive roles at Origin Energy where he had responsibility for marketing, sales and customer operations. Tim has also held senior roles at Suncorp where he was responsible for insurance distribution and the IT integration program following the acquisition of Promina. He is a qualified lawyer and practised at Allens Arthur Robinson


Rob Stewart, Managing Director (Acting)

Rob has significant expertise in metering, sub-metering, measuring power, water and natural gas, and communicating it to clients.  For the last eight years, he has been MD of Smart Building Services Pty Ltd (SBS), the leading supplier of sub-metering services in Australia, and has developed a system of smart meters and data loggers designed to Australian and international standards for sub-metering applications.   Prior to SBS, Rob was General Manager at Noustech and Marketing Manager at EDMI.


Kate Shea, Director, Corporate Services

Kate is a corporate communications professional with over 20 years’ experience at senior levels in the government, industrial, energy and resources sectors in all aspects of corporate communications, government relations  and investor relations.  Kate has relationships at senior levels of government, industry and the media.  Most recently, Kate was Director, Corporate and Government Affairs at Energy Australia, which incorporated media and government relations, sustainability, investor communications, and retail regulation.  She has also held management positions with Orica and Henry Walker Eltin.


Jonathan Spinks, Director, Information Systems

Jonathan has 25 years of experience in the electronics and information technology sectors in Australia, Europe and North America. In 2011 he founded Xomu Technology with the remit of building and bringing to market software systems to help enable the emerging ‘smart grid’.  A commitment to open standards, reliability and performance underpin these systems which are today at the heart of Smart Building Services’ metering services business.


John Driver, Director, Projects

John Driver is SBS’s Projects Director.  He is one of the founding directors of Smart Building Services.  His areas of expertise are project management, utility monitoring, AMR design and implementation and remote data collection.  John also has extensive experience in environmental measurement.  He has successfully completed numerous sub-metering projects for various clients across Australia, ranging from high-rise buildings, broad acre developments, and shopping centres.  He oversees the distribution of data to many clients in a timely manner.