Power is in Our People

The executive management board members have more than 90 years accumulated experience between them and offer a gold class standard in secure power services.

Secure Power Solution’s head office is based in Wangara, Perth, but we have the logistics in place to manage interstate projects and can cater for operations of all scales Australia-wide.


Our Directors


Managing Director
– Tony Rutter

With more than 27 years’ experience in the secure power industry, in both Australia and the UK, Tony Rutter brings outstanding international expertise to the company. Having completed his electronics apprenticeship for the Ministry of Defence in the UK, he went on to work for two leading UPS manufacturers, gaining invaluable experience and skills. In 1995 he joined Harath and dedicated the following 12-years to expanding his secure power management skills.

Tony immigrated to Perth in 2007 to work for the major manufacturers Chloride and APC/Schneider Electric IT.
He went on to factory witness test and commission the world’s then largest submarine battery charger in the world; a parallel redundant 2,500kW 550Vdc customised programmable system. Tony launched Secure Power Solutions in 2012 with the aim of setting a new Australian standard for secure power services in Australia – a goal he quickly achieved.

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Technical Services Director
– John Barker

John brings over 35 years’ experience in the Western Australian electrical industry to Secure Power Solutions and he has been with the company from the outset. He spent the formative years of his career working for Air Services Australia as the lead electrical technical officer before joining the secure power industry in 1990.

John has been responsible for commissioning many of
the flagship UPS installations in the WA oil & gas industry, remote mine sites and commercial sites. With his extensive experience commissioning industrial and customised UPS systems, he is considered a highly accomplished specialist in this sector. His widely recognised proficiency in this area regularly takes him interstate and overseas to commission and oversee projects for clients.

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Business Development Director – Chris O’Nions

Chris’s experience in the secure power industry spans
over 30 years. He holds several electrical engineering qualifications and was awarded an electrical licence while working for Air Services Australia.

His work in the UPS services field with Emerson in the early 1990’s saw him gain extensive practical experience. In 1998, Chris launched MGE UPS Systems (now part of Schneider Electric) in WA, where he focused on industrial UPS systems. This involved design input and project management of secure power on some of the State’s largest mining and oil & gas projects. In 2008, Chris joined APC (now Schneider Electric), in a national leadership role, where he was the primary instigator for huge growth in their industrial secure power sector. Apart from several large LNG projects he has also worked on large power UPS projects in data centres, health, defence, energy, water, transport, telecommunications and commercial sectors.