Board of Directors
Mr Jack Mahoney - Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems (Chairman)
Mr Mahoney 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, Mr. Mahoney 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.
Mr Mahoney was appointed as Chairman of the Defence Teaming Centre Board in 2012.
Mr Tim O'Callaghan - Piper Alderman (Vice Chairman)
Mr O'Callaghan 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. Mr O’Callaghan 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.
Mr O'Callaghan was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Defence Teaming Centre Board in 2008.
Ms Jenny Karavolos - Saab Systems Pty Ltd (Treasurer)
Ms Karavolos is the Programme Manager, Dynamic Power Management, Saab Systems primarily responsible for business development and project management. Ms Karavolos has over 15 years project experience in Transport, Defence and Energy. She is a highly experienced commercial and project manager who has been involved in the negotiation and discharge of various large projects. Ms Karavolos has worked in both Government and private sector organisations in various capacities allowing her to foster good working relationships with project stakeholders.
Ms Karavolos joined the board in October 2009 and was appointed Treasurer in November 2011.
Ms Julie Barbaro -
Ms Barbaro is currently the General Manager of Catalyst Operations (Catops), a member of the Nova Group of companies. Julie is a management professional with strong experience in both the Defence and Recruitment industries, particularly in workforce planning and talent acquisition in the engineering and project management fields. She has an intimate understanding of the skills and resourcing challenges facing Australia’s defence Industry.
Ms Barbaro has a broad network within the Defence sector in Adelaide and nationally. She attained her Assoc. Diploma in Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and went on to study a Bachelor of Management. She is also a Graduate of the Leadership Development Program at Mt Eliza Business School and is continuing her executive education at the Melbourne Business School.
Ms Barbaro was appointed to the board in May 2012.
Mr Darryl Holt -
Mr Holt is Raytheon Australia's Program Director for Mission Support contracts at the Royal Australian Air Force Base Edinburgh in South Australia. This role holds him responsible for the successful execution and strategic management of the Raytheon Australia Aerospace Operational Support Group (AOSG), the Raytheon Australia Deeper Level Avionics Maintenance Workshop contract, the Hawk Leed in Fighter Radar Emulation Pod Program, the Rotary Wing Flight Test, Training and Search Helicopter Program as well as the Raytheon Australia AP3C Crash Data recorder integration Program. Prior to this role, Mr Holt held the role of the Program Manager for the Aerospace Operational Support Group contract at RAAF Edinburgh, and acquired extensive qualifications in the areas of Project Management and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
Mr Holt was appointed to the Board in October 2010.
Mr Andrew Keough CSC -
ASC Pty Ltd
Mr Keough joined the RAN Naval College in 1985 before graduating from the Australian Defence Force Academy in 1987 with a BSc. After training and qualification in the surface fleet, Mr Keough transferred to submarines in 1989 and later commanded two Collins class submarines, HMAS WALLER (1999-2000) and HMAS SHEEAN (2004-05). In between commands, Andrew served on the staff of Commander US Submarine Force Pacific (COMSUBPAC), and in 2006, Mr Keough joined the staff of Fleet Headquarters as the Fleet Submarine Operations Officer, responsible to the Fleet Commander for the operations of the submarine force. Mr Keough transferred to the RAN Active Reserve in 2007. After a brief stint in Business Development with Thales, Mr Keough joined ASC where he is responsible to the CEO for Business Improvement and Transformation. Mr Keough has an MBA and was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) in 2006 for his leadership whilst in command of HMAS SHEEAN.
Mr. Keough was appointed to the Board in May 2011.
Mr Peter Madsen -
Mr Madsen is currently the General Manager, Corporate Services, at Leed Engineering and Construction (Leed). The GM, Corporate Services is a member of the Executive Team of five at Leed, which includes the three Owner/Directors and the Central Operations manager. This role is responsible for the Finance, Commercial, Quality, HR (& training) and IT functions across the organisation, in addition to developing, maintaining and overseeing the company's Risk and Governance mechanisms.
He has gained his experience from previous roles in the corporate world, most recently with EDS Australia in the 1990s and then with BAE Systems Australia in the 2000s.
Prior to this appointment, Pete was the lead Director within Management Consulting for the Advisory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Adelaide.
Mr Madsen was appointed to the Board in October 2011.
Mr Darryl Mincham - Mincham Aviation
Mr Mincham 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 Mr Mincham 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.
Mr Greg Pratt - Ernst & Young
Mr Pratt is an Executive Director in the Adelaide office of Ernst & Young. He leads Ernst & Young's R&D and Incentives practice in Adelaide and has over 10 years experience advising companies on research and development and tax related matters in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to working with Ernst & Young, Mr Pratt held various legal roles within Government and also worked as an insolvency advisor to the Official Receiver in the UK. Greg has worked with defence companies for many years and specialises in assisting companies maximise R&D opportunities. Greg holds a law degree from the University of Canterbury.
Mr Pratt was appointed to the Board in April 2012.
Mr Craig Williams - J&H Williams
Mr Williams 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. Mr Williams also has experience as a commissioned RAEME Officer with the Australian Army Reserve.
Mr Williams 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.
Mr Williams was appointed to the Board in October 2011.
Mr Steve Wynd - BAE Systems Australia
Mr Wynd leads BAE Systems Australia's Global Access Program. He is responsible for engaging the global procurement community to identify opportunities for Australian industry, and supports local companies in preparing and responding to these opportunities. Mr Wynd also helps local SME’s identify opportunities in the local supply chain.
Mr Wynd has worked in senior leadership roles across BAE SYSTEMS, including business management, integration, strategy, project management and business improvement. Prior to BAE SYSTEMS, Mr Wynd was the General Manager of an SME, following project management and engineering roles in defence and commercial projects.
Mr Wynd was appointed to the Board in October 2012.
Public Sector Director
Dr Sanjay Mazumdar - Defence Systems Innovation Centre (DSIC)
Dr Sanjay Mazumdar is the CEO for the Defence Systems Innovation Centre (DSIC), an unincorporated Joint Venture between the University of South Australia, the University of Adelaide and the University of New South Wales. 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 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.