Meet Our People


Connect prides itself on the quality of the experienced professionals we employ. Our success is built upon the dedication, commitment and hard work of our team.



Our Executive Team


Victor Liondas - Chief Executive Officer


Victor's vision has set Connect's strategic direction for 20 years.


His dynamic approach to management and leadership has seen Connect grow from a small enterprise into a dynamic and reliable business delivering multi-million dollar projects across NSW.


As Chief Executive Officer, Victor is involved in business strategy; identifying growth opportunities; industry representation; alliance partnering; and mergers and acquisitions.






Peter Glenn – Chief Financial Officer


Peter joined Connect in 2013 after 15 years of finance leadership within large Australian corporations involved in the commercial development sector.


Peter's responsibilities include corporate finance and strategy, risk assessment, accounting, tax and financial systems.


Peter holds a Bachelor of Business (UTS) and is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years experience with KPMG.






John Saleh - Chief Operating Officer


John joined Connect in 2012 after a decade of delivering major infrastructure projects across Australia. John's focus is on delivering value for money to Connect's clients by harnessing the in-house knowledge and capability of our experienced professionals to drive both productivity and risk management from the earliest stage of the project cycle. 


John is passionate about team performance and believes that success can never be attributed to one individual. A business will always achieve more when teams are given an opportunity to problem solve, perform and work together.




Our Leadership Team


Grant Richards - Construction Manager


Grant started with Connect as an electrical foreman in 2004 prior to moving into project management and in 2015 was appointed Construction Manager. Over his fifteen years at Connect, Grant has delivered Connect’s largest projects.  His friendly approachable manner and can-do attitude has seen many complex projects delivered to all client requirements.


Grant leads our project managers and in house construction crews to deliver more than 100 ASP projects each year.





Brendon Hince - Design Manager


Brendon expertly guides his team of skilled designers to deliver the highest quality power solutions to Connect's clients. With more than 20 years of experience in the electrical infrastructure industry, Brendon possesses intimate knowledge of the electrical utility standards and processes. Over this time, Brendon has developed long term business relationships with large organisations, land developers, principal contractors, local councils, utilities and distribution supply authorities.


Brendon is also a member of the Illuminating Engineers Society of Australia which ensures Connect's public lighting designs meet all relevant industry and regulatory standards.




Steve Hodgson – Design Project Manager


Steve has over 30 years experience delivering electrical and telecommunication infrastructure across Australia including 20 years with Energy Australia. Steve's focus on client relationships and delivering joint success has ensured Connect and our key clients have consistently met time, cost, quality and safety outcomes on challenging work programs.



Aaron Murphy – Hunter Manager

Aaron started with Connect as a project supervisor in 2013 prior to moving into project management and in 2016 was appointed Hunter Manager. Over his 20 years in the HV power industry Aaron has delivered a huge variety of projects from switchyard maintenance & upgrades to HV Construction projects on utilities, mining & private networks (up to 66kV). Aaron’s organisation and leadership has seen Connect’s Hunter office expand and deliver industry leading service to our customers.


Aaron leads our team of specialised staff at the hunter office including supervisors, tradesmen and in house construction crews to deliver on time for our customers.  



Darren Makin – Estimating Manager

Darren started with Connect as an Electrician and VH jointer in 2006. Over his time at Connect Darren has been an Estimator, Project Coordinator and Project Manager. Up until his appointment as Estimating Manager Darren successfully ran a utility capital program where he led a team to deliver in excess of $20million in capital works. Connect was continually ranked the No.1 Contractor under Darren's tenure. Darren is a member of the Senior Management Team.


Darren leads Connect's estimating team and is responsible for securing new works for Connect's industry leading design and construction team.