Headed by its three directors, Steve Hare, Kevin Brooksbank and Ray Wells, HBW Lighting was established with the vision to bring world class public lighting to Australia.

HBW Lighting Team

Gavin, Steve and Ben

Steve, Kevin and Ray all have long careers in public sector road and urban lighting which means they fully understand the constraints of public finance and the accountability every project must deliver in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and value for money.

Steve Hare has worked in lighting engineering and design since 2004 in both the UK and Australia. As a designer and consultant, Steve specialises in exterior and road lighting, including tunnels,  working on significant projects such as Piccadilly, Westminster UK and Holmesdale Tunnel, M25, UK.

He brings to the team his wealth of experience in client liaison, project design and co-ordination. He has an engineering degree from the University of Huddersfield, UK and is a regular columnist for Lux Review Australia. Read Steve's recent article here


Gavin Hornibrook started in the lighting industry in 2006 and quickly developed a passion for high quality lighting products and their application and functions. Drawing from an earlier career in hospitality management in 5 star hotels, Gavin understands the importance of customer service, which allows him to focus on delivering the right solution for customer requirements and project deliveries.

 Typically straight forward, approachable and honest,  advice provided is from many years of experience gained working on many major commercial infrastructure projects throughout Australia. A believer in less is best and a focus on energy efficiency AEC Illuminazione represents a perfect match to Gavin’s core values of using the best product for the job.


Ben Brady has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. His early years were spent as an Electronics Technician and Technical Officer. However, with the fast adoption of Solid State Lighting and Lighting Controls he gravitated to Lighting. And with this move a real passion for light.

Throughout his time in the Lighting Industry Ben has had varied roles and responsibilities – Product Management, Field Applications Engineer, Technical Trainer, Business Development and Technical Sales and Management.

He takes great pride and interest in engaging with people and providing solutions in both a technical and creative manner.


Kevin Brooksbank has over 30 years experience in Exterior and Road Lighting, planning and designing installations, managing operations and lighting assets. He is a qualified Electrical Engineer and Lighting Designer and has been involved in the Planning and Supply of Lighting for major highway, bypass, tunnel, urban space and residential projects. Kevin takes a special interest in telemanagement and CMS, working to help Local Authorities take advantage of Smart City technologies.


Ray Wells has worked as a consultant to several local authorities for over a decade, managing the street lighting contracts. He has over 24 years experience in the Power Utility, Energy Management and Oil and Gas Industries overseas. Ray is a qualified Electrical Engineer and an Energy Management Association Accredited Energy Auditor.