We enhance wellbeing in the lit environment

After years spanning various involvements in the Victorian and wider Australian lighting market, our founders Ralph and Nelson decided it was high time for a lighting company to do things differently in Victoria.

Supported by our brand partners Energyline, RZB and ewo and our highly experienced team in New Zealand, we launched Altitude Lighting.

 

Established

In May 2020 Ian Cerfortyne joined Altitude Lighting as CEO and co-owner. Determined to establish Altitude as the first-choice partner for lighting specifiers, we have added Artemide, EAE, PHOS and Photinus to our portfolio, enabling us to provide an even wider range of solutions.

Passionate

We have a passion for lighting spanning decades, we fully support the specification professional and have a growing interest in how wellbeing and health are linked to lighting.

Ian Cerfontyne

CEO and Executive Director

Ian Cerfontyne

CEO and Executive Director

Like many, Ian joined the lighting industry by circumstance, starting with GEC-OSRAM after a short and unremarkable career racing cars.

Nearly 40 years later, he still enjoys being part of an industry that has such impact on spaces, and the way that we appreciate them.

In his career, Ian has experience in both manufacturing and distribution businesses and led teams both large and small and describes working with like-minded people as the most rewarding.

Having started life in the UK, Ian has been in Australia for nearly 15 years. He has lived in both Sydney and Melbourne and values the differences between the two cities.

“Being part of Altitude Lighting is an ideal fit for me: Joining a team of passionate and focussed professionals and working with our innovative and committed partners provides the perfect environment for me to both contribute and have fun” says Ian.

Outside of work, Ian loves spending time with the family, cooking and playing golf, which he describes as “working on my thirst”.

Luke Hansen

Specification Sales

Luke Hansen

Specification Sales

With a background as an electrician, Luke Hansen has had extensive experience in all things LED. This ultimately led him to become a commercial indoor/outdoor lighting specification specialist for Altitude Lighting Melbourne. Developing stable relationships is the foundation of everything Luke does, both professionally and personally.

Luke has become established in the lighting industry over the past four years, enjoying his journey of learning and creating. Luke is passionate about quality, sustainability and wellness. You will enjoy this fresh and innovative approach!

Originally from NZ ‘Aotearoa’ Luke enjoyed the sunny Perth lifestyle for two years before settling in Melbourne in 2014. When he is not at work, Luke is enjoying all things outdoors, such as mountain biking, run club and hiking and drinking great coffee!

Maria Graterol

Lighting Designer & Internal Sales

Maria Graterol

Lighting Designer & Internal Sales

Maria is an Architect who loves light and the feeling of how luminous works inspire and evoke emotions. She is a true believer in using light as a fundamental extension of architectural elements.

Her energy-efficient approach to Lighting Design has led her to work in several projects from small to large scale, including roadways in Argentina and Australia. Her love of light and architecture can be compared with her love of coffee, always looking for fair-traded, sustainable and outstanding.

She loves getting inspiration and spending her free time hopping between exhibitions and new cafes, scooping coffee blends and tasting brunch dishes around Melbourne.

Nelson Duder

Founder

Nelson Duder

Founder

As a co-founder of Energylight group, Nelson has been involved in all aspects of the group businesses over 15 years with a passion for lighting and operational excellence. Nelson is involved in the groups future strategy and has a keen interest in exponential growth of technology and disruption.

Ralph Booth

Founder

Ralph Booth

Founder

Ralph is a co-founder of the business with a passion for lighting and Its role in our wellbeing. A keen mountain biker with a passion for enjoying what he does and making friends along the way Ralph heads up the group’s sales and product strategy.

James Duder

CEO Sales

James Duder

CEO Sales

As CEO of sales, James finds motivation in many parts of our industry. The first is a desire to see good application of lighting design and clever use of lighting tools. It’s only too common to find him excitedly talking about lighting with people from outside our industry. The other is delivering for our customers. Seeing customers use our services or buy our products means they like us and value what we do, simply he takes pride in having happy customers.

Craig Cox

COO Finance & Operations

Craig Cox

COO Finance & Operations

A senior leader and highly commercial CFO with over 20 years’ experience including seven years within a functional, operational role. With broad commercial and leadership experience, I am a strategic and conceptual thinker with strength in identifying, analysing and implementing business performance and expansion strategies that deliver sustainable solutions, underpinned by strong financial modelling. A track record of leading through complexity and change, working collaboratively with executive teams to develop sound business cases, forecasts and financial reporting for Boards both in written reports and formal presentations.