The Advisory Board brings together some of Australia’s leading research and development experts, and is responsible for providing direction and advice, approving projects recommended for Defence Innovation Partnership funding and identifying opportunities for growth and further development.
The Advisory Board comprises seven members representing each of the five member parties plus two independent industry members.
As the Principal Director of TAO Consulting, Kim provides consulting services to the Australian defence, security and intelligence markets. With over 30 years of experience working in defence technology, including seven years at Defence Science and Technology and 23 years in the defence industry, Kim has an outstanding track record of achieving results, leading teams and developing and delivering growth strategies for profitable business enterprises.
As the Chief Executive of Defence SA, Richard is responsible for leading South Australia’s involvement in the defence industry and for strengthening the Defence Force presence in the state.
As the Program Lead – Innovation and International Engagement, Jan is responsible for leading the coordination of DST’s interactions with industry, academia, and national and international government agencies.
As the Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University, Alistair is actively involved in the development of local, national and international industry, government and community research partnerships.
Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington is the strategic and operational leader across research activities at the University of South Australia. Her role is to design and deliver approaches that help staff and research students alike to engage with industry, government and community to deliver novel and transformational solutions to problems, and to change the ways that we think about the world.
As the Head of Industrial Strategy at BAE Systems Australia, Sharon is responsible for developing and delivering holistic industrial solutions for BAE Systems, which is an important focus for the company as they move into the future.