Jenni Gillard

CEO, Gillard Group


Jenni Gillard (Masters of Lighting) CLD IALD IES is a world-leading architectural lighting designer and lighting expert providing multi-award winning lighting services.  She is the CEO Gillard Group.

Jenni is also a lighting critic, artist and art dealer and former Art Gallery Manager, University lecturer and Myer model. Before the Gillard Group, she was a lighting consultant for a number of national engineering firms. Her lighting journey started with World Expo 88 and Cairn’s Casino.

Jenni is the first woman in Australia to:

– graduate in a degree wholly devoted to lighting
– graduate with a Masters in Lighting, and
– start, build, lead and grow an independent lighting design studio.

She is also the second Australian and seventh globally to qualify as Certified Lighting Designer and
eighth Australian to be a full member of the International Association of Lighting Designers.

The Gillard Group has lit the S.E.A. Aquarium, Singapore, one of Australia’s most expensive homes, a national car dealership and many heritage, commercial, retail, residential, religious and art gallery spaces. The company did the lighting concept-designs for the city centre parklands of Australia’s fastest emerging fully master-planned city (Greater Springfield) and contributed to the lighting of other major city parklands and national centres.

Her company has become a world-leader in Lighting as a Service, managing installed LED via a ground-breaking system and delivering NET positive outcomes to clients.