Our Leadership Team

Neil Gibbs

Founder & Principal

Neil Gibbs is a well-known and highly-respected professional management consultant who has served the utilities and infrastructure industries in Australia and around the world for over 20 years. Neil specialises in business strategy, market reform and development, business transformation, organisational change management, and is an authority on organisation effectiveness for utilities.

Prior to founding Marchment Hill Consulting, Neil held leadership positions in major international consulting firms PA Consulting Group, AT Kearney and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Neil leverages his industry insight and enthusiasm for change to help MHC’s clients deliver more sustainable outcomes. He firmly believes that the energy industry must undergo sweeping change in the years ahead.


Ryan Wavish

Principal Consultant

Ryan has over 10 years of consulting experience and has worked for a number of utilities in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand throughout his career. Ryan specialises in supporting clients to manage the impacts of the disruptive technologies driving the current transformation in the electricity industry.

Prior to joining Marchment Hill Consulting, Ryan worked for EnergyAustralia as a Project Manager and has also spent 5 years as a consultant with PA Consulting Group both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Ryan has also spent 5 years developing a small business from concept to sale.

Ryan holds Bachelor degrees in both Engineering (Chemical) and Commerce from the University of Melbourne, Australia (including IMSCEC Exchange Program, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands).


Paul Harris

Principal Consultant

Paul has more than 30 years' experience in the global utility industry. Over the last 15 years, he has managed and/or delivered management consulting engagements to numerous electricity, gas and water utilities in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, China and Europe. Over this period, Paul has delivered engagements for every major water utility in Australia requiring strategic and pragmatic problem solving skills, leadership and stakeholder management capabilities.

Paul has successfully led performance benchmarking studies for up to 50 water utilities in the areas of asset management, civil maintenance, mechanical-electrical maintenance and customer service. Paul also has extensive experience in the review and design of organisational structure, roles, processes, practices and business systems. More recently, he has led projects within the Australian water industry involving industry reform, intelligent water networks and pricing. Paul is our Water Industry Leader.