Who we are - Aadi Defence : THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS in Defence relevant technologies

Who we are

A company of eminent and passionate former senior Defence and defence industry personnel lead by Dr. Bill Schofield (former Director, DSTO-Melbourne), Dr. Daniel Ho (former DSTO scientist) and Mr Paul Barratt (former Defence Secretary). The aadi Defence team consists of former Defence chiefs, senior military leaders, scientists, CEOs and chairpersons of successful companies, technologists, commercialisation experts and experienced project managers.

Through our combined expertise, we provide subject matter experts, innovate new technologies, undertake complex project management, assist and lead in grant and funding applications as well as develop cornerstone strategies in engaging key stakeholders within industry and Government.

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Noel Schmidt was awarded a Conspicious Service Cross for his outstanding performance as Director General Technical Airworthiness with the Australian Defence Force. He has consistently demonstrated outstanding engineering skill and leadership and is considered to be one of Australia’s top engineers.  

Technology Testimonial-DGTA Noel Schmidt

Vice Admiral David Shackleton is a former Chief of the Royal Australian Navy and a distinguished member of Australia’s defence community.  David has great strengths in strategic policy and force structure development and is highly respected for his acumen and grasp of future technical and other challenges in the national security environment.

Technology Testimonial- VADM David Shackleton