Darryl_Mincham.jpgDarryl Mincham Mincham Aviation (Chairperson)

Darryl served as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structural) in the RAAF from 1986-1996, where he gained valuable experience in advanced fabrication technologies, such as composite materials, sheet metal, machining, welding, heat treatment, surface-finishing and in engineering design.

Darryl established Mincham Aviation in 1996, and has led the building of the Company to what is now considered in the industry to be one of Australia’s most highly regarded aerospace/defence fabrication, repair and manufacturing businesses.

Darryl has served on numerous boards and committees, including the DTC Board, of which he has been a director since 2008.

Darryl was appointed as Chair of the Board on November 2017.

Damian.jpgDamian 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.

Tim.jpgTim O'Callaghan - Piper Alderman (Vice Chairperson)

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. 


Andrew BergEY

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 - Adapt 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.jpgFred Hull Axiom Precision Manufacturing

Fred gained a Toolmaking apprenticeship at the Moorabbin Institute of Technology. He undertook further studies in Design, Metrology, Metallurgy and Lean Manufacturing (Boeing Course). After his apprenticeship he spent two years working overseas for toolrooms and engineering companies, before establishing, owning, operating and then selling his own precision tooling company.

Fred stated with Axiom Precision Manufacturing (then Diemould Tooling) in 1997 as the procurement and sub-contracts manager before moving to an assistant operations manager. Transferring to the USA in 2001, he managed their Michigan facility for 18 months. The role included business development for both the US and Australian operations.

Fred has been the Aerospace and Defence Manager since 2007, with responsibility for Aerospace and Defence projects and international/domestic business development.

Fred was appointed to the board in 2017.

Davyd Thomas, AO, CSC - Austal

Davyd joined Austal in July, 2012 as Vice President, Defence. He has responsibility for and proactively manages Austal Australia’s business winning activity which includes military (naval) and government relations, business development, sales and marketing.  

A professional, distinguished naval warfare officer, he has held two major sea commands - including task group command - and deployed on numerous occasions into Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.  His senior Royal Australian Navy appointments have included postings as Commander, Australian Fleet from 2005-2007, and Deputy Chief of Navy from 2008-2011. 

In 2009, Davyd was promoted to an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO), for service to the Royal Australian Navy. During his service he was also recognised with the awards of the Conspicuous Service Cross and a Commendation for Distinguished Service for his sea commands. 

Davyd was appointed to the board in 2017.


Brett Newell - Boeing Defence Australia

Brett has an extensive service career in the RAAF, including as a P-3 Orion Navigator and Instructor, Flight Commander at No. 11 Squadron. He did an exchange tour on Nimrod aircraft with the Royal Air Force and was Deputy Director Emerging Systems and Program Manager for Project AIR 7000.

Brett started with Boeing in 2007 as Project Manager UAVs. He spent four years as Director Operations at Insitu Pacific Ltd, a Boeing Subsidiary) and then became a Key Account Manager (P-8), Strategy & Business Development. He then became P-8 Program Manager. He is currently Regional Director South Australia.

Brett was appointed to the Board in November 2017.

Sanjay_Mazumdar.jpgDr 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.

AudraBW.jpg Audra McCarthy - Lockheed Martin

Audra is the Australian Industry Capability Manager, Future Submarine Combat System, Lockheed Martin. Audra has a diverse background, ranging from manufacturing to agriculture to defence, with an emphasis on solving complex problems. She has a decade of experience working with defence industry, having previously worked for the Centre for Defence Industry Capability as a Business Improvement Adviser, AusIndustry’s Defence Industry Innovation Centre as a Business Adviser, and the Defence Materiel Organisation as Manager, Business Development, Planning and Improvement.

 Audra holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree from the University Southern Queensland, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). She has also trained in Balanced Scorecard preparation and Lean Six Sigma and Leadership.

Michael_Webb.jpgProfessor 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.

Craig_Williams.jpgCraig 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.