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Meet the Team

Jeff Rees

Managing Director

Jeff is one of the two company founders and has resided in the Territory for the best part of his life.

With 40 years of experience and having completed his electrical trade qualifications in the NT, Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the Northern Territory industry needs, Jeff ensures that all aspects of industry requirements are catered to and delivered in an efficient and professional manner.

Jeff was appointed Company Managing Director in 2004. Charged with the directional responsibilities Jeff has ensured that the Company has sustained positive growth, diversity and secured its position across all aspects of construction, maintenance and integrated systems.


Mark Eaves

Operations Manager

​Mark has over 30 years experience in the electrical, construction & maintenance industries​.​ ​W​ith 24 ​years of management experience, Mark has worked in ​mulitple countries and held a number of high profile management ​positions.

Mark settled in the NT in 2012 ​and has continued to design, development and deliver high profile projects​ in the Northern Territory​.​ ​​Bringing his unique experience to Combined Electrical​, ​Mark provides strategic​ support to the Managing Director​ and is responsible for the day to day operations of the business.


Chris McConnell

Senior Project Manager

Chris brings 12 years of project management experience to Combined Electrical. Chris is a licenced A Grade Electrician, is ACA Licensed, and has a Diploma in Project Management. Since moving to the Northern Territory in 2000, Chris has amassed great experience within the defence industry and communications projects. Chris has a strong focus on attention to detail and strives on refining processes and excelling in project delivery.

Ryan Annear

Service Manager

Having commenced his electrical apprenticeship at Combined Electrical some 20 plus years ago, Ryan's natural hardworking ethic has seen him develop the necessary skills to transcend a myriad of facets across the Company. Leading hand through to Service Manager, Ryan now heads up the company Service and Maintenance department whilst providing assistance, when required, to the estimation team to deliver concise and competitive tenders on time.

His extensive experience across Defence related projects, both maintenance and new construction, makes him a valued contributor to the company’s success in this area.


Tom Rees

Project Manager

Born and raised in Darwin, Tom started his apprenticeship with Combined Electrical in January 2006, successfully completing 4 years later. Since then he has gone on to develop skills in Energy Management, Integrated Systems, monitored emergency lighting systems, and standby power. He has completed certifications in Cbus, Dali, Legrand and Clevertronics Monitored Exit and Emergency lighting systems, Communications and Split system air-conditioning.

Tom has spent time in both the company’s Service and Construction departments, progressing from tradesman, leading hand and Supervisor roles to more recently taking up the challenge of a Project Management role within the Construction department.


Mark Rees

Lead Estimator

Mark started his school based apprenticeship with Combined Electrical in July 2007 whilst completing his NTCE, successfully completing his apprenticeship 4 years later.
After developing skills in both the service/maintenance, and construction sides of the company, he moved into a site Leading Hand role providing direct support for project site foreman over various Defence and commercial projects.
Mark has recently moved into an estimator’s role, with his hands on experience being invaluable in working with the company’s project management team to secure and deliver projects.


Mark Sullivan

Maintenance Supervisor

Mark is a welcome addition to the Combined Electrical maintenance team bringing both maturity and experience to the fold. Mark is responsible for the efficient operation of the service and maintenance portfolio and oversees the day to day operations of the service / maintenance team ensuring structure and guidelines are being met to the general manager’s satisfaction. Mark, not only coordinates, but ensures that the orchestration of the daily execution of tasks is as per company structure and guidelines.

Dee Davidson

Project Administration

Dee contributes to Combined Electrical with a wealth of experience across the QA aspects of Project Management and general business best practices, forged over the past twenty years in the private sector. Dee has been with Combined for the past 10 years and primarily supports our project teams across their contractual obligations, financials and all areas of quality assurance documentation associated with project completion/handover.