Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:58

Redback gets new CEO as Livingston moves to advisory role

Philip Livingston, Redback Technologies Philip Livingston, Redback Technologies

Redback Technologies’ founder and chief executive Philip Livingston has relinquished his position as CEO to become a senior advisor and non-executive board member of the Brisbane-based energy start-up.

The company’s chief operating officer, Patrick Matweew, has been promoted to CEO.

Livingston, who founded Redback, said he felt it was now time to bring on a seasoned executive to lead the company through its next phase of growth and day-to-day operations.

“Redback has gone through a massive growth phase over the past three and a half years, where we have established alliances with leading edge partners like Microsoft, The University of Queensland and EnergyAustralia.

“Together, we have brought to market a high quality, innovative and feature rich product that is affordable for homeowners and gives them the ability to reduce their energy costs.”

Commenting on Livingston’s decision, Matweew said: “Phil is a visionary entrepreneur who has created one of Australia’s most exciting start-ups in a sector that’s been ripe for disruption.

“Under his leadership, Redback Technologies has achieved many significant milestones in a very short period, which is testament to Phil’s entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills.”


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).



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