RelyOn Nutec completes acquisition of Thomson Bridge and accelerates global electrical play

Effective March 15th, RelyOn Nutec has acquired the remaining shares in Thomson Bridge, bringing the ownership to 100%.

RelyOn Nutec acquired the first stake in Thomson Bridge in 2022 and have since built the first version of the Global Electrical Library to facilitate the rollout of electrical courses throughout RelyOn’s footprint. The electrical sector, in particular within the energy transition, is one of RelyOn’s strategic pillars, and the interest for these services is getting strong traction.

Thomson Bridge as a part of RelyOn Nutec will continue to be Australia’s leading provider of electrical skills and safety training for the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI). This acquisition will enable Thomson Bridge as part of the global operations of RelyOn Nutec to grow its offerings and capability across our training and engineering services, courseware development, and introduce innovations such as AI adaptive learning as we continue to service all of our clients.

Lisa Parkinson, current Managing Director, will assume the role of Managing Director Electrical Services, based in Copenhagen. Lisa will head up the global electrical services product group building a global electrical service. In this role she will provide support to the new Thomson Bridge Managing Director, and collaborate with other regions, on key electrical services projects and clients.

John Kelso will replace Lisa as Managing Director for RelyOn’s Australian activities. John brings extensive experience through a long career in senior leadership roles in the electrical utilities and engineering industries. John holds an MBA in Business Administration and is recognised as an industry leader in electricity utilities industry.

Torben Harring, CEO RelyOn Nutec said “This acquisition will enable us to fast track the electrical play and build a robust electrical training and consulting service globally”.

Lisa Parkinson, incoming MD Electrical Services added “I am excited to be taking on this global role to help drive this accelerated electrical services rollout strategy to meet the global demand for electrically skilled workers. I would also like to welcome John to the team, as he brings enormous experience to the role”.

John Kelso, incoming MD Thomson Bridge said “I look forward to joining Thomson Bridge as part of RelyOn Nutec’s global operations. Thomson Bridge is Australia’s leading electrical services provider and I want to build on that enviable reputation as we continue to service our clients and grow our business”.

About RelyOn Nutec

RelyOn Nutec delivers safety, compliance and competence services and solutions across the world. Through 30+ facilities, RelyOn Nutec helps clients protect their people, assets and the environment. RelyOn Nutec has a deep history going back over 50 years and leads, through the intelligent application of the latest technology, the energy sector as well as other safety critical industries.

RelyOn Nutec is leading the safety and technical training field and has a broad range of innovative digital services, including digital learning, adaptive learning, simulation technology and a market-leading suite of SaaS applications. To learn more, visit:

About Thomson Bridge

Thomson Bridge is helping organisations meet the demands of the energy transition.  We provide ESI training and electrical consulting services, develop essential electrical skills, safety leadership and compliance services across renewable and thermal generation, transmission, distribution and rail networks, infrastructure, HV operations, control room and the power grid interface.

Thomson Bridge is committed to quality training and uses its quality management system and, internal and external auditing, to ensure compliance. We hold certifications for Quality Management ISO9001; Global Wind Organisation for Basic Safety and Advanced Rescue training and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40754). To learn more, visit:


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