Since 2009 LIVE HV has serviced High Voltage networks throughout Australia and New Zealand, honing our skills and developing our experience across the full spectrum of testing services.

As the first Australian providers to specialise in Partial Discharge Testing, our expertise is unmatched in the Australasian region. LIVE HV has been the exclusive Australian and New Zealand agent for HVPD since bringing their new technology to our shores in 2009. We couple internationally renowned technology with highly trained and locally based technicians, empowering LIVE HV to deliver rapid results and collaborate efficiently and effectively with engineers.

Our expertise only begins with the best equipment. The true advantage of LIVE HV is our ability to provide clear and precise reports with valuable, actionable advice to ensure that you can continually optimise the performance of your networks.

From power generation utilities, to solar and wind farms, oil and gas, as well as mining and transport, our capabilities are employed across a vast range of industries and extend far beyond mere test readings. We offer training, the installation of permanent sensors, monitoring of data, and of course consultancy on all your readings.



  • Jackson Hill

    Managing Director, Principal Engineer

    Jackson Hill founded LIVE HV in September 2009 and has overseen its growth as Managing Director while remaining the principal engineer.

    On completion of his Electrical Engineering Degree, Jackson joined Reyrolle Pacific Switchgear in Wellington, NZ before relocating to Melbourne with the company. Prior to the establishment of LIVE HV Jackson travelled to Manchester, UK to be trained and accredited by Partial Discharge experts HVPD, whom he represented as an agent for the Asia/Pacific region.

    Jackson has completed a Bachelor of Technology and Master of Science from Waikato University, NZ.

    Away from work Jackson enjoys competing in triathlons, rugby, fishing, and spending time with his young family.

  • Kate Westbrook

    Test Engineer

    Kate Westbrook joined LIVE HV as a test engineer in 2018. Kate is responsible for testing and analysing results from a range of High Voltage Assets.

    Kate completed her Electrical Apprenticeship with Mighty River Power before working for ABB and Wel Networks in New Zealand as an Electrical Fitter specialising in Substation maintenance. Kate’s recent experience specialising in switchgear as a Field Service Technician for Machine Monitor strengthens LIVE HV’s capability of testing across the full suite of High Voltage assets.

    Kate is a Registered Electrician and has obtained a certificate in Electrical Engineering.

    Outside of work Kate enjoys working on classic cars.

  • Jaspar “Whiz Kidd” Matters

    Test Engineer

    Jaspar Matters joined LIVE HV as a test engineer in 2018. Jasper is responsible for testing and analysing results from a range of High Voltage Assets.

    Jaspar joins LIVE HV following 4 years at Newcrest Mining Cadia Valley, gaining experience in both surface and underground operations. With a broad range of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical equipment and machinery, Jaspar’s expertise in preventative maintenance is a welcome addition to LIVE HV.

    Jaspar has obtained a Cert II and Cert III in Electrotechnology.

    Outside of work Jaspar enjoys tennis, squash and loves to get away camping.