Senior Management

Phil Canning
CEO and Managing Director 


Paul Forsyth
CFO and Company Secretary

Paul has over 20 years’ experience across financial markets and the energy industry, with extensive experience in wholesale and retail energy markets. Most recently Paul held executive roles at Lumo Energy, one of the fastest growing energy retailers in the industry, before seeing the business through a sale to Snowy Hydro.

Paul’s experience and skills in fast paced and high growth environments will lead EPSA forward to a future of strong growth.


Bill Thomson
General Manager, Project Services

Bill is a highly experienced Executive with over 30 years of experience in the establishment and management of multi-discipline engineering, operations, maintenance and construction service businesses within Australasia.

Bill has specialised in market development and the establishment of business and commercial models that support sustainable, long term service delivery under complex outsourcing and construction environments across the Electricity (generation, transmission and distribution), Gas, Water, Telecommunications and Rail infrastructure industries.

Underpinned by an electrical engineering background, Bill has demonstrated capability to build successful high growth sustainable service businesses that deliver high value for shareholders and clients.

In 2013 Bill took on the leadership and development of Energy Power System Australia's Project Services capability, delivering integrated turnkey solutions underpinned by world leading Caterpillar engine and generator technology.

Bill also provides business governance leadership in the corporate functions of Legal & Commercial and Quality, Compliance, Risk and Safety.


David Southwell
General Manager, Rental

David has led our Branch, Operations and Engineering teams across the country since 2011. He aims to deliver the best possible commercial outcomes for our customers by ensuring the business supplies the most efficient, technically advanced and well-maintained products in innovative electrical, compressed air and temperature control systems.


David Moore
Regional Manager (VIC/TAS/SA)


Mark Baldacchino
Regional Manager (NSW/ACT)

Energy Power Systems Australia (EPSA) is the Caterpillar Power Systems dealer for Australia and Papua New Guinea. We provide diesel and gas fueled engines and generators for all markets including industrial, mining, marine, oil & gas, data centers, commercial buildings and energy.

As Regional Manager of NSW and ACT I am responsible for management of multi-disciplinary teams providing sales, engineering and project management operations. I am a results driven manager with a proven track record in developing and implementing strategy, change management, business process improvement and energy markets.
Key career highlight is building a 10Mwe gas fired power generation facility in 2012 on a green field site. Scope included negotiating the connection with the network, EPA and council approvals, overseeing design and construction of the power station from the gas meter to the network connection, and some network augmentation.

EPSA operations include application engineering, design and installation of electric power products in the following key areas:
• Cogeneration and tri-generation – Supply and installation of gas fired generators and balance of plant into hospitals, commercial buildings and industrial applications.
• Turnkey power station projects with either diesel or gas fired generators.
• Emergency power – Supply and installation of diesel generators in commercial buildings and hospitals.
• Critical power – Supply and installation of diesel generators and UPS providing continuous power solutions for telecommunications and data centers.

EPSA's broad range of high quality electric power products and solutions including:
• Class leading gas fired generators from 50kVa to 5..3MVa suitable for natural gas, biogas and CSM for on and off grid applications.
• Diesel generators form 7.5kVa to 4000kVa.
• High efficiency (98%) battery less UPS from 250kVa to 7MVa
• In house HV engineering, control system design, manufacture and systems integration.


Jeff Rose
Regional Manager (QLD/NT/PNG/SI)