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Mr Alex Baitch

Honorary Professor


BES (Aust) Pty Ltd

Tel: +61 2 9686 4811



Alex holds BE, MEngSc and MBA degrees from Sydney University, University of NSW and Deakin University respectively. He was recognised as a Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2015, he is an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy, a Senior Member of IEEE, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators. Professor Baitch was National President of Engineers Australia in 2014.

Alex has over 40 years industry experience in the electricity industry including electricity utilities, manufacturing, importing and consulting. Alex is principal of BES (Aust) Pty Ltd specialising in electrical distribution and utilisation. Alex is one of Australia's leading authorities on electric safety.

Alex's early career was as a cadet and then engineer with the electricity utility for western Sydney, Prospect County Council. He joined Holec (Australia) Pty Ltd in 1980 as Chief Electrical Engineer and in 1990 joined Toshiba International Corporation as General Manager of its Industrial Division. He established his own electrical engineering consulting practice in 1993.

Apart from his various roles within Engineers Australia, Alex has been an active member of CIGRE, including amongst other things, chairmanship of the inaugural Australian Panel on Distribution and Utilisation, he chaired a Working Group of CIGRE SC C6 on Demand Side Response, that produced a Technical Brochure on Demand Side Integration. He is also an active member within Standards Australia as Chair of El043 High Voltage Installations; Chair of EL034-3 Power Quality-harmonics; a member of the IEC Advisory Committee on Transmission and Distribution (ACTAD) and member of a number of IEC working groups.

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