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VADM David Shackleton AO

Vice Admiral David Shackleton is a distinguished advisor in the defence community. His illustrious career spans 35 years in the Ro

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AVM John Blackburn AO

John Blackman is an expert in strategic policy, planning, operational command, capability development and material acquisition. He

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Dr Alan Theobald

Dr Theobold is internationally renowned for his knowledge in maritime electromagnetics. Early in his career he worked on magnetic

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VADM Joseph Dyer

Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer is a specialist in strategy, independent review, and risk analysis. He chairs NASA’s Aerospace Safety A

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ACDRE Noel Schmidt

Noel Schmidt is an expert in Technical Airworthiness regulation and certification. He specialises in defence aviation design, cert

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Dr Norbert Burman

Dr Norbert Burman has broad expertise in energetic materials, ordnance systems and munitions effects performance assessment. In hi

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Dr David Wylie

Dr David Wylie is a respected scientific advisor to the Royal Australian Navy. He has over 40 years’ experience in the defence

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Dr Christine Scala

Dr Christine Scala is a distinguished scientist with a high level of achievement throughout her forty-year career.   She has str

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Prof. Nanda Nandagopal

Professor Nandagopal brings a unique combination of leadership and management in Strategic Science, as well as R&D experience

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Dr Bruce Hinton

Dr Bruce Hinton has a depth and breadth of experience in research and development specializing in corrosion with 43 years in the D

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Dr. Daniel Ho

Dr. Daniel Ho is a technologist specialising in the development of technology solutions for Defence's needs. Daniel's technical tr

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Mark Patch

Mark Patch has a wide range of experience in command, leadership and management. He has led projects in small to large organisatio

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Colin Martin

Colin Martin is an expert in the Australian aviation industry with 43 years’ experience in aerospace innovation, aircraft flight

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Dr Geoffrey Goodwin (OAM)

Geoffrey Goodwin has unique experience in marine engineering. He is an expert in marine propulsion, failure analysis and failure i

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Dr David Heilbronn

David has delivered scientific and technical advice to the Navy, Air Force and Army in his 39 years experience in the DSTO. His si

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Dr Don Sinnott

Dr Don Sinnott is an expert in defence electronic systems. He has extensive experience in research and development with an emphasi

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Dr Ian Fuss

Dr Ian Fuss specialises in the sciences of command and control, communications and intelligence. As a professor in electrical and

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Mr. Ross Milton, CPEng

Mr. Milton has been with the Collins Submarine Project continuously from the mid 1980s until his recent retirement from ASC in lat

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Dr Nicholas Jans OAM

Dr Nicholas Jans has 25 years’ experience in Defence. He specialises in military leadership and strategic human resource managem

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Dr Alan Baker

Dr Alan Baker is a materials scientist specialising in advanced fibre composite materials, including polymer, metallic and ceramic

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Samantha Lee

Samantha is an environmental specialist with 14 years of experience across multiple sectors including defence, transport, energy,

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Complex Project Management

Warren Canning

Warren is recognised in the defence sector for establishing and directing several significant national and international collabora

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Prof. Nanda Nandagopal

Professor Nandagopal brings a unique combination of leadership and management in Strategic Science, as well as R&D experience

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David Harvey

David Harvey has vast experience in the RAN service: he has been an officer in submarines, acted in senior management roles within

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Colin Sharp

Colin has extensive experience as a leader in defence logistics and training. He has directly and successfully managed multi-milli

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Mark Patch

Mark Patch has a wide range of experience in command, leadership and management. He has led projects in small to large organisatio

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Rod Locket

Rod Locket is a specialist in aircraft structural integrity with expertise in forming and growing several technology businesses fr

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Samantha Lee

Samantha is an environmental specialist with 14 years of experience across multiple sectors including defence, transport, energy,

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Technology Development

Dr Bill Schofield AM

Dr Bill Schofield is a respected scientist who specialises in aeronautical and defence technology. In his 37 years at Defence Sci

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VADM David Shackleton AO

Vice Admiral David Shackleton is a distinguished advisor in the defence community. His illustrious career spans 35 years in the Ro

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Warren Canning

Warren is recognised in the defence sector for establishing and directing several significant national and international collabora

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AVM Peter Nicholson AO

Air-Vice Marshal Peter Nicholson is a recognised expert in defence and national security affairs.  As Chairman of the Institute f

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Dr Ian Sare FTSE

Dr Ian Sare is a respected strategic thinker in defence science and technology, and has had a distinguished 39-year career in Aust

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Dr Alan Theobald

Dr Theobold is internationally renowned for his knowledge in maritime electromagnetics. Early in his career he worked on magnetic

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ACDRE Noel Schmidt

Noel Schmidt is an expert in Technical Airworthiness regulation and certification. He specialises in defence aviation design, cert

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Dr Norbert Burman

Dr Norbert Burman has broad expertise in energetic materials, ordnance systems and munitions effects performance assessment. In hi

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Dr David Wylie

Dr David Wylie is a respected scientific advisor to the Royal Australian Navy. He has over 40 years’ experience in the defence

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Dr Christine Scala

Dr Christine Scala is a distinguished scientist with a high level of achievement throughout her forty-year career.   She has str

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Alexander Gosling (AM)

Dr Alexander Gosling is a specialist in technology commercialisation and strategy for the development of start up companies. He

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Dr Bruce Hinton

Dr Bruce Hinton has a depth and breadth of experience in research and development specializing in corrosion with 43 years in the D

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Dr. Daniel Ho

Dr. Daniel Ho is a technologist specialising in the development of technology solutions for Defence's needs. Daniel's technical tr

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Mark Patch

Mark Patch has a wide range of experience in command, leadership and management. He has led projects in small to large organisatio

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Dick Metrey

Dick Metrey has held numerous senior management positions in the US Navy, serving as Technical Director of the Naval Surface Warfa

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Colin Martin

Colin Martin is an expert in the Australian aviation industry with 43 years’ experience in aerospace innovation, aircraft flight

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Paul Kristensen

Paul Kristensen is an experienced director who has extensive experience in all aspects of business development including founding

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Dr Alan Baker

Dr Alan Baker is a materials scientist specialising in advanced fibre composite materials, including polymer, metallic and ceramic

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Dr Bill Schofield AM

Dr Bill Schofield is a respected scientist who specialises in aeronautical and defence technology. In his 37 years at Defence Sci

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VADM David Shackleton AO

Vice Admiral David Shackleton is a distinguished advisor in the defence community. His illustrious career spans 35 years in the Ro

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Warren Canning

Warren is recognised in the defence sector for establishing and directing several significant national and international collabora

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AVM Peter Nicholson AO

Air-Vice Marshal Peter Nicholson is a recognised expert in defence and national security affairs.  As Chairman of the Institute f

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Dr Ian Sare FTSE

Dr Ian Sare is a respected strategic thinker in defence science and technology, and has had a distinguished 39-year career in Aust

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LTG Frank Hickling AO

Lieutenant General Frank Hickling is recognised in Australian Defence as an expert in the field of military training and strategy.

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AVM John Blackburn AO

John Blackman is an expert in strategic policy, planning, operational command, capability development and material acquisition. He

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ADM Chris Barrie AC

Admiral Chris Barrie has worked at an elite level in government and internationally as the Chief of Defence (CDF) in Australia (Ad

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VADM Joseph Dyer

Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer is a specialist in strategy, independent review, and risk analysis. He chairs NASA’s Aerospace Safety A

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ACDRE Noel Schmidt

Noel Schmidt is an expert in Technical Airworthiness regulation and certification. He specialises in defence aviation design, cert

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Dr Norbert Burman

Dr Norbert Burman has broad expertise in energetic materials, ordnance systems and munitions effects performance assessment. In hi

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Dr Christine Scala

Dr Christine Scala is a distinguished scientist with a high level of achievement throughout her forty-year career.   She has str

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Peter Sharp

Peter Sharp has significant experience working in both the Australian Army and Department of Defence. In his 45 years of service h

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Alexander Gosling (AM)

Dr Alexander Gosling is a specialist in technology commercialisation and strategy for the development of start up companies. He

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David Harvey

David Harvey has vast experience in the RAN service: he has been an officer in submarines, acted in senior management roles within

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Colin Sharp

Colin has extensive experience as a leader in defence logistics and training. He has directly and successfully managed multi-milli

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Dr. Daniel Ho

Dr. Daniel Ho is a technologist specialising in the development of technology solutions for Defence's needs. Daniel's technical tr

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David Wallace

David Wallace specialises in business development with many senior appointments in both the government and commercial sectors. He

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Mark Patch

Mark Patch has a wide range of experience in command, leadership and management. He has led projects in small to large organisatio

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Paul Barratt AO

Paul has worked for 25 years in the Commonwealth Public Service. He has significant experience in international negotiation and po

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Rod Locket

Rod Locket is a specialist in aircraft structural integrity with expertise in forming and growing several technology businesses fr

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Paul Kristensen

Paul Kristensen is an experienced director who has extensive experience in all aspects of business development including founding

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Warren Canning

Warren is recognised in the defence sector for establishing and directing several significant national and international collabora

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AVM Peter Nicholson AO

Air-Vice Marshal Peter Nicholson is a recognised expert in defence and national security affairs.  As Chairman of the Institute f

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Alexander Gosling (AM)

Dr Alexander Gosling is a specialist in technology commercialisation and strategy for the development of start up companies. He

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Dr. Daniel Ho

Dr. Daniel Ho is a technologist specialising in the development of technology solutions for Defence's needs. Daniel's technical tr

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David Wallace

David Wallace specialises in business development with many senior appointments in both the government and commercial sectors. He

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Dick Metrey

Dick Metrey has held numerous senior management positions in the US Navy, serving as Technical Director of the Naval Surface Warfa

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Paul Kristensen

Paul Kristensen is an experienced director who has extensive experience in all aspects of business development including founding

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Samantha Lee

Samantha is an environmental specialist with 14 years of experience across multiple sectors including defence, transport, energy,

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Client Engagement and Relationships

Dr Bill Schofield AM

Dr Bill Schofield is a respected scientist who specialises in aeronautical and defence technology. In his 37 years at Defence Sci

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VADM David Shackleton AO

Vice Admiral David Shackleton is a distinguished advisor in the defence community. His illustrious career spans 35 years in the Ro

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Warren Canning

Warren is recognised in the defence sector for establishing and directing several significant national and international collabora

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AVM Peter Nicholson AO

Air-Vice Marshal Peter Nicholson is a recognised expert in defence and national security affairs.  As Chairman of the Institute f

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Dr Ian Sare FTSE

Dr Ian Sare is a respected strategic thinker in defence science and technology, and has had a distinguished 39-year career in Aust

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LTG Frank Hickling AO

Lieutenant General Frank Hickling is recognised in Australian Defence as an expert in the field of military training and strategy.

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AVM John Blackburn AO

John Blackman is an expert in strategic policy, planning, operational command, capability development and material acquisition. He

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Dr Gregor Ferguson

Gregor Ferguson is a long-time student of Innovation. An Industrial designer by training, he has studied Innovation and watched In

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VADM Joseph Dyer

Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer is a specialist in strategy, independent review, and risk analysis. He chairs NASA’s Aerospace Safety A

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Dr Christine Scala

Dr Christine Scala is a distinguished scientist with a high level of achievement throughout her forty-year career.   She has str

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David Harvey

David Harvey has vast experience in the RAN service: he has been an officer in submarines, acted in senior management roles within

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David Wallace

David Wallace specialises in business development with many senior appointments in both the government and commercial sectors. He

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Dick Metrey

Dick Metrey has held numerous senior management positions in the US Navy, serving as Technical Director of the Naval Surface Warfa

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Samantha Lee

Samantha is an environmental specialist with 14 years of experience across multiple sectors including defence, transport, energy,

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Dr Bill Schofield AM

Dr Bill Schofield is a respected scientist who specialises in aeronautical and defence technology. In his 37 years at Defence Sci

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VADM David Shackleton AO

Vice Admiral David Shackleton is a distinguished advisor in the defence community. His illustrious career spans 35 years in the Ro

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Warren Canning

Warren is recognised in the defence sector for establishing and directing several significant national and international collabora

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AVM Peter Nicholson AO

Air-Vice Marshal Peter Nicholson is a recognised expert in defence and national security affairs.  As Chairman of the Institute f

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Dr Ian Sare FTSE

Dr Ian Sare is a respected strategic thinker in defence science and technology, and has had a distinguished 39-year career in Aust

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LTG Frank Hickling AO

Lieutenant General Frank Hickling is recognised in Australian Defence as an expert in the field of military training and strategy.

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AVM John Blackburn AO

John Blackman is an expert in strategic policy, planning, operational command, capability development and material acquisition. He

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Dr Gregor Ferguson

Gregor Ferguson is a long-time student of Innovation. An Industrial designer by training, he has studied Innovation and watched In

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Dr Alan Theobald

Dr Theobold is internationally renowned for his knowledge in maritime electromagnetics. Early in his career he worked on magnetic

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ADM Chris Barrie AC

Admiral Chris Barrie has worked at an elite level in government and internationally as the Chief of Defence (CDF) in Australia (Ad

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VADM Joseph Dyer

Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer is a specialist in strategy, independent review, and risk analysis. He chairs NASA’s Aerospace Safety A

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ACDRE Noel Schmidt

Noel Schmidt is an expert in Technical Airworthiness regulation and certification. He specialises in defence aviation design, cert

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Dr Norbert Burman

Dr Norbert Burman has broad expertise in energetic materials, ordnance systems and munitions effects performance assessment. In hi

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Dr David Wylie

Dr David Wylie is a respected scientific advisor to the Royal Australian Navy. He has over 40 years’ experience in the defence

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Dr Christine Scala

Dr Christine Scala is a distinguished scientist with a high level of achievement throughout her forty-year career.   She has str

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Peter Sharp

Peter Sharp has significant experience working in both the Australian Army and Department of Defence. In his 45 years of service h

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Alexander Gosling (AM)

Dr Alexander Gosling is a specialist in technology commercialisation and strategy for the development of start up companies. He

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Prof. Nanda Nandagopal

Professor Nandagopal brings a unique combination of leadership and management in Strategic Science, as well as R&D experience

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David Harvey

David Harvey has vast experience in the RAN service: he has been an officer in submarines, acted in senior management roles within

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Colin Sharp

Colin has extensive experience as a leader in defence logistics and training. He has directly and successfully managed multi-milli

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Dr Bruce Hinton

Dr Bruce Hinton has a depth and breadth of experience in research and development specializing in corrosion with 43 years in the D

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Dr. Daniel Ho

Dr. Daniel Ho is a technologist specialising in the development of technology solutions for Defence's needs. Daniel's technical tr

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David Wallace

David Wallace specialises in business development with many senior appointments in both the government and commercial sectors. He

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Mark Patch

Mark Patch has a wide range of experience in command, leadership and management. He has led projects in small to large organisatio

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Dick Metrey

Dick Metrey has held numerous senior management positions in the US Navy, serving as Technical Director of the Naval Surface Warfa

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Paul Barratt AO

Paul has worked for 25 years in the Commonwealth Public Service. He has significant experience in international negotiation and po

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Colin Martin

Colin Martin is an expert in the Australian aviation industry with 43 years’ experience in aerospace innovation, aircraft flight

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Dr Geoffrey Goodwin (OAM)

Geoffrey Goodwin has unique experience in marine engineering. He is an expert in marine propulsion, failure analysis and failure i

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Rod Locket

Rod Locket is a specialist in aircraft structural integrity with expertise in forming and growing several technology businesses fr

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Dr David Heilbronn

David has delivered scientific and technical advice to the Navy, Air Force and Army in his 39 years experience in the DSTO. His si

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Dr Don Sinnott

Dr Don Sinnott is an expert in defence electronic systems. He has extensive experience in research and development with an emphasi

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Dr Ian Fuss

Dr Ian Fuss specialises in the sciences of command and control, communications and intelligence. As a professor in electrical and

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Mr. Ross Milton, CPEng

Mr. Milton has been with the Collins Submarine Project continuously from the mid 1980s until his recent retirement from ASC in lat

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Dr Nicholas Jans OAM

Dr Nicholas Jans has 25 years’ experience in Defence. He specialises in military leadership and strategic human resource managem

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Paul Kristensen

Paul Kristensen is an experienced director who has extensive experience in all aspects of business development including founding

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Dr Alan Baker

Dr Alan Baker is a materials scientist specialising in advanced fibre composite materials, including polymer, metallic and ceramic

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Samantha Lee

Samantha is an environmental specialist with 14 years of experience across multiple sectors including defence, transport, energy,

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