Jack Mahoney - Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems (Chairman)
Jack is General Manager of Lockheed Martin Australia Electronic Systems (LMAES) formerly RLM in April 2007 and is responsible for the execution and success of all business activities. Prior to this appointment in the 11 years with LMAES, Jack held the position of Business Unit Manager of RLM Management Ltd Pty, Program Manager, Deputy Project Director and Technical Manager on several of the JORN systems and subsystems. He has over 25 years experience in the Defence environment.
Jack was appointed as Chairman of the Board in 2012.
Tim O'Callaghan - Piper Alderman (Vice Chairman)
Tim is a partner in the Adelaide office of Piper Alderman that specialises in assisting business with intellectual property strategies. He has been a lawyer with the firm for over 20 years. He has a Masters of intellectual Property Law from Melbourne University. Tim will lend his assistance to the Defence Teaming Centre's role in encouraging technology development within the Defence Industry. Piper Alderman has its origins in Adelaide in the 1920's and now has significant offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The firm has extensive experience of working with the Defence Industry.
Tim was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board in 2008.
Jenny Karavolos - Saab Australia (Treasurer)
Jenny is a highly experienced business development, commercial, operations and project manager. In the past 15 years she has been employed at Saab in various senior roles including Commercial manager (Air/Land Division & ANZAC Alliance), Operations Manager (& Deputy CEO), Saab Intelligent Transport Systems, Project Manager of the cutting edge Auckland Real Time Passenger Information and Signal Pre-emption Project and Project Manager for Battlefield Command Support System (Land Capability ). Jenny currently has a dual role at Saab Australia as the Strategic Procurement Manager for Supply Chain Management strategy and Commercial Manager primarily for the front end capture and negotiation of the majority of new Defence projects.
Jenny joined the board in October 2009 and was appointed Treasurer in November 2011.
Damian Adlington - Adlingtons Australia Pty Ltd
Damian completed a boiler making apprenticeship with ISCO where he developed a passion for industry innovation and customer service. He managed his first small engineering company at the age of 21. His studies and qualifications include Master builder commercial industrial, Mechanical engineering pipe design.
In 2002, at the age of 28 he founded Adlingtons Australia, a leading specialist mechanical piping, industrial plumbing and process equipment installation solution provider.
Damian was appointed to the Board in October 2014.
Andrew Berg - EY
Andrew is a Director in EY's Transaction Advisory Services in Adelaide.
He has over 15 years work in senior positions across the Government, Investment Banking and consulting and has worked on significant transactional and programme implementation engagements.
In addition to Bachelors of Science and a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies he has also completed the Actuarial Control Cycle and levels I and II of the Chartered Financial Analyst Program.
Andrew was appointed to the Board in March 2016.
Tim Dore - Cobham Aviation Services
Tim commenced his career as a member of the RAAF in 1978, serving in No 92 wing from 1981 – 1990 working on the Flight Line and in Intermediate Level maintenance. In 1990, he joined a General Aviation company at Adelaide Airport and gained his Civil Aviation Safety Authority LAME accreditation for airframes and engines. In 1997 he took up a position at Cobham Aviation Services (formerly National Jet Systems). He progressed quickly into strategic, corporate-level roles, holding various positions including Project Manager, Head of Engineering, and his current position of Business Development Manager for Defence and Security.
Tim was appointed to the Board in October 2014.
Nigel Hall - Adept Technology
An accomplished Director, entrepreneur, successful R&D/Technology Executive and proven Business Development Consultant, Nigel is recognised for strategic leadership, good governance, service excellence and relationship management. Significant achievements include providing strategic leadership for the Technology Industry Association at a time of economic challenge and political uncertainty, and successfully establishing two technology startups in SA. His previous appointments have been Chairman/Treasurer of the Intellectual Disability Accommodation Association, Executive Manager of Engineering for Codan Group, Project Director at Nokia (Netherlands), and Technical Business Manager, Motorola.
Nigel was appointed to the board in July 2016.
Margaret Law - ASC
Margaret graduated from Flinders University in 1995 with a PhD in Atomic Physics, working for Vision Abell. She commenced work with ASC in 2006 as Innovation Manager where she was responsible for training and professional development initiatives within the Design and Engineering group, managing Research and Development programs as well as interactions with academia.
Currently, Margaret is the Manager Future Submarine Capability where she manages ASC’s internal capability development activities. Margaret is responsible for the establishment and execution of the Science and Technology program with the objective of providing value for money solutions that contribute directly to the outcomes of each area of the business.
In 2013, Margaret was a State Finalist for the South Australian Telstra Business Women of the Year and currently represents ASC on engineering advisory boards at Uni SA and Adelaide Uni.
Margaret was appointed to the board in 2015.
Darryl Mincham - Mincham Aviation
Darryl has a background as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structural) in the RAAF from 1986-1996, where he gained valuable experience and expertise in fabrication technologies, such as composite materials, sheet metal, machining, welding, heat treatment, and surface-finishing, and in engineering design. Since 1996, when Darryl established Mincham Aviation, he has led the building of the company to what is now considered in the industry to be one of Australia’s most highly regarded aviation fabrication, repair and manufacturing centres in the region.
Darryl was appointed to the board in 2008.
Craig Williams - J&H Williams
Craig is Managing Director of J&H Williams, an Adelaide based SME specialising in high precision sheet metal fabricated components. He has over 20 years of experience working in the Australian Industrial sector with over seven years experience in the Australian defence industry. Craig also has experience as a commissioned RAEME Officer with the Australian Army Reserve. Craig gains his experience from developing his 66 year old family business into a modern, dynamic and state of the art facility that delivers value added solutions to the ADF.
Craig was appointed to the Board in October 2011.
Steve Wynd - BAE Systems Australia
Steve is currently JORN Phase 6 Campaign Manager, having formerly lead BAE Systems Australia's Global Access Program, where he was responsible for engaging the global procurement community to identify opportunities for Australian industry, and supports local companies in preparing and responding to these opportunities.
Steve has worked in senior leadership roles across BAE SYSTEMS, including business management, integration, strategy, project management and business improvement. Prior to BAE Systems, Steve was the General Manager of an SME, following project management and engineering roles in defence and commercial projects.
Steve was appointed to the Board in October 2012.
Dr Sanjay Mazumdar - Data 2 Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC)
Sanjay is the CEO of the Data 2 Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC), a collaboration between industry, government and research organisations aimed at solving Big Data challenges for defence & national security. Sanjay is a proven and experienced senior leader who has worked across the Defence, ICT, Government and Academic sectors.
Some of Sanjay’s key roles include CEO of Defence Systems Innovation Centre, Acting Engineering Director, BAE Systems Australia; Head of Engineering Operations, BAE Systems Australia; Operations Manager, Security Operations Centre, Motorola Australia; Business Development/Product Manager, Mobile eBusiness Motorola Australia; and Research Scientist, Defence Science Technology Organisation.
Sanjay was appointed to the Board in October 2013.
Matt Opie - Saab Australia
Matt is Head of Industry Engagement at Saab Australia; a role dedicated to developing and managing a local and global supply chain to ensure Saab Australia is maximising Australian Industry Capability across its various projects.
Matt has been in the defence industry most of his career in tender and program management and business development roles.
Recently Matt spent two years on secondment to the Rapid Prototyping, Development and Experimentation organisation (RPDE – a joint Defence – Industry initiative) where he gained an appreciation of the importance of Defence – Industry collaboration and the challenges SMEs have when dealing with Defence.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s in Business Administration. After graduating from the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon, Matt served in the Australian Army as a Signals Officer in Australia and the Middle East.
Matt was appointed to the board in June 2017.
Professor Michael Webb - The University of Adelaide
Michael Webb is currently Director, Defence and Security, providing a single point of contact within Adelaide University for Defence and Security related research and education. In addition, Michael is the Deputy Director (Defence) at the Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networking (CDCIN). Prior to working in academia, Michael worked in the Defence Science and Technology Group for over 20 years. While at DST Group he led research in the following areas: over-the-horizon and microwave radar; signals intelligence; and command & control.
Michael received the Australian Operational Service Medal (Iraq and ICAT) for his leadership of a mixed military and civilian team in the evaluation of the deployed Defence communications capability in the Middle-East Area of Operations during 2006.
Michael joined the Board in June 2016.