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INNOVATION PROGRAM

INNOVATION AWARDS JUDGING PANEL

A panel of innovation experts will judge the Indo Pacific 2023 Innovation Awards including current and former leaders from leading Australian Defence, Research and Industry organisations including Austrade, Boeing, the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, Defence Science Institute, DMTC Limited, Defence Science and Technology Group and CSIRO.

Mr Tony Quick (Head Judge)

Chair
DMTC Ltd

DMTC supports Australian defence capability by advancing the knowledge and technical capability of Australia’s defence industry, through collaborative research projects involving industry and research partners.


Dr Reece Clothier

Principal
Global Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Boeing

Dr Reece Clothier is a Principal Strategist within Boeing, the President of the Australian Assoc. for Uncrewed Systems (AAUS), and an independent Board Member of Flight Safety Foundation Australia. Reece has been a leading figure in the Australian emerging aviation industry for nearing 20 years.


Andrew Garth

Advocate, Advisor, and promoter of Defence SME development

Andrew currently collaborates with a small team of business consultants focussing on growing Australia’s innovative Defence SMEs. He has had an extensive multi decade Defence industry career beginning as an Aerospace engineer at BAE SYSTEMS and GKN Aerospace.


Dr Anita Hill, FTSE

Honorary Fellow at CSIRO, Past Executive Director of CSIRO, Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader and Chief of CSIRO Process Science and Engineering

Dr Anita Hill is an Honorary Fellow in the Active Materials Team led by Dr Adrian Trinchi in CSIRO Manufacturing.

Previously she was an Executive Director of CSIRO. Prior to that she was an Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader and Chief of CSIRO Process Science and Engineering.


Paul C Johnson MBE, MSc, Dip Eng (AE), MAICD

Director
AMDA Foundation Limited

Paul graduated with a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1972 and with a Master of Science in Aircraft Design from Cranfield Institute of Technology (UK) in 1974.

He joined the Navy in 1963 as a Naval apprentice becoming an Aeronautical Engineering Officer holding numerous Engineering positions in the RAN’s Flight Trials Unit, aircraft squadrons and in Engineering policy roles in Canberra.


Dr Ian Sare AM FTSE

Associate
Aadi Defence Pty Ltd

Ian Sare had a career in Australia’s two largest public sector R&D organisations – CSIRO and DSTO. As Deputy Chief Defence Scientist his responsibilities at DSTO included oversight of the development of technologies underpinning military platforms in the air and maritime domains, as well as those supporting defence in chemical, biological and radiological environments.


Dr Gregor Ferguson, Ph.D

Innovation Coordinator
AMDA Foundation Limited

Dr Gregor Ferguson, Ph.D is the Innovation Coordinator and founder of the Innovation Awards Program at the AMDA Foundation Limited. A former editor of Australian Defence Magazine, he now writes on defence innovation as a freelance.


For further information about the Indo Pacific Innovation Awards please contact:

Gregor Ferguson
Innovation Coordinator
AMDA FOUNDATION LIMITED
PO Box 339
NORTH GEELONG VIC 3215

Tel: +61 (0)414 803 717
Email: gferguson@amda.com.au