Our Team

Derek Atkinson

Senior Consultant

Derek joined Marchment Hill Consulting in 2015, bringing over 10 years of experience in urban and linear infrastructure development in Australia, the United Kingdom and Thailand, with the last 5 years spent working within the energy industry.

Prior to joining Marchment Hill Consulting, Derek spent 3 years as an International Development Consultant in the Asia-Pacific region, undertaking technical research and policy projects in regional energy connectivity and trade, and also utility benchmarking studies. Derek also coordinated technical land development assessments for Powerlink Queensland, in addition to providing technical surveying and environmental services on a variety of highway, railway, mining and pipeline development projects in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Derek holds Masters degrees in Governance and Public Policy, and also Environmental Management, from the University of Queensland, Australia, and a Bachelor of Surveying degree from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Nick Barr

Senior Consultant

Nick has over 9 years’ consulting and industry experience across the utilities sector. He specialises in supporting energy and water clients on business model strategy, business case development and risk management, with a particular focus on disruptive technologies and customer centric transformation. Nick also has a background in quantitative analysis, financial modelling and wholesale power market modelling.

Prior to joining Marchment Hill Consulting, Nick was a consultant with Accenture’s utilities strategy practice and Saha International (now Deloitte). He has also held industry positions with AGL Energy and Lumo Energy.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Strategy and Marketing) and a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) from The University of Melbourne.

Tom Gibson

Analyst Consultant 

Tom is an internationally experienced consulting professional driven by the current challenges faced by utilities. He has a background spanning across functions of management, business development, technical delivery and project operations that enable him to play an integral role within any team environment.

With a keen interest in microgrids and energy access he has worked on several ‘grid edge’ projects across solar PV, VPP and electric vehicle technologies at his most recent role at AGL Energy. Utilising a problem-solving mindset and team centric approach to exceed set objects, Tom is motivated by complex and rewarding work.Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts (Management, International Relations) from the University of Sydney and has nearly completed a Master of Energy Systems at the University of Melbourne.