JUDGES

Principal Partner

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Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Bob Love CB, OBE

MSS Transition Advisor
AE2A

A highly experienced, committed and enthusiastic leader who can build and enthuse large teams delivering the most complex high value projects to time cost and quality in difficult political environments. I provide strong governance, leadership and strategic management with the application of well-developed emotional intelligence bringing the very best out of staff. I have successfully delivered programmes from multi- billion dollar aircraft carriers to smaller sustainment, asset management based projects in my two careers to date. I have chaired two successful Alliances, The Design Support Alliance (a multi- million dollar contract) and the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (a multi-billion dollar contract). In addition I was fundamental in setting up the new Warship Asset Management Agreement (a multi-billion dollar Alliance supporting the Anzac ships) signed 1 July 2016.

I am a dual-national (UK and Australian) with a current Australian security clearance. I am the proud recipient from Her Majesty the Queen an Order of the British Empire (for the recovery of HMS Nottingham’s grounding off the coast of Australia) and a Companion of the Bath (for services to the Royal Navy and in particular securing the New Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers).

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Daniel Lai

CEO and Executive Director
archTIS

Daniel is the CEO of archTIS. archTIS is an acknowledged world leader in the provision of Multi-level Security (MLS) systems that deliver secure content and collaboration solutions to solve Trusted Information Sharing challenges. Daniel has been in the industry in both senior commercial and government roles for over 20 years. Daniel is a founding member of the company and has successfully developed the business with his partners to be recognised by the Australian and US Department of Defence as thought leaders in information sharing strategies.
archTIS supports a number of clients in: Defence, Law Enforcement and Government organisations who are charged with the security and dissemination of classified and critical information. archTIS has recently launched its first Defence Industry Secure Collaboration Platform, DISC.

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The Hon David Johnston

Australian Defence Industry Export Advocate
Commonwealth of Australia

Born and educated in Perth in Western Australia, David attended Wesley College from 1967 – 1973 and then graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1981 with law degrees B.Juris LL.b.

David was elected to the Australian Parliament as a Senator for Western Australia in 2001 and was a Senator for 15 years.

Prior to that he was a Barrister and Solicitor in Western Australia practicing in the areas of Mining and Crime and lived and worked on the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia for 12 years before returning to Perth to continue in the Law and as a Barrister and In-House Counsel providing advice and representation mainly pertaining to mining matters in Western Australia.

In Parliament David was inter alia, chair of the Senate Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee, was appointed by Prime Minister Howard as Minister for Justice and Customs in 2007, was Opposition spokesperson as Shadow Minister on Minerals Energy and Tourism and then Defence from 2009 to 2013 and then Minister for Defence 2013 and 2014.

David has a strong commitment to Australian Defence Industry and the current Australian Government’s budgetry support the Defence portfolio particularly focussing upon Australian naval ship and submarine building.

David is currently sits on the Board of SAAB Technologies Australia, Kalia Ltd (mining), International SOS (advisory board), The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (advisory board), The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Council), Pelican Clean Energy Pty Ltd (LNG wholesaler) and is the Commonwealth’s Advocate for Australian Defence Industry Exports.

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Dr Maria Pozza

Director and Principal Lawyer
Gravity Lawyers

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Tania Ezra

Senior Project Manager
Independent Consultant

Tania Ezra is an Independent Program Manager with extensive academic achievements and well over a decade of intimate end to end involvement in complex high-risk business transformation programs, and has previously worked for Microsoft, IBM, CSC and Logica. Tania has a Masters in Project Management from University of Southern Queensland, and has her CPPD, PMP, PMI-RMP. Tania is an explainer for NASA and JPL and has assisted the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. She is part of Astronomy Australia Limited's Project Oversight Committee and is currently completing her Masters at Swinburne University in Astronomy.

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Professor Gary Hogan AM

Director
APR Intern

Gary joined the APR Intern team in 2018 as Executive Director and is responsible for leading stakeholder engagement and corporate relations with government agencies, universities, peak bodies and industry partners.

A graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Gary spent more than 30 years in the Australian Defence Force – most notably as Director-General Scientific and Technical Analysis, and as Head of Military Intelligence, retiring with the rank of Brigadier-General. He spent two years on faculty at the US Industrial College of the Armed Forces, in Washington DC.

Gary has held executive and advisory positions at KPMG, RMIT, UNSW and the Victorian Government. He is currently an Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne. Gary holds a First Class Honours degree in History (UNSW), a Master of Strategic Studies (UNSW) and is fluent in Mandarin, Vietnamese and Bahasa Indonesia, having served ten years in diplomatic posts, variously in Port Moresby, Hanoi and Jakarta.

A member of the Order of Australia, Gary was also awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross for operations in the Middle East, as well as foreign government decorations from the USA (Legion of Merit) and the Republic of Indonesia (Grand Meritorious Military Order).

Gary is passionately committed to the APR.Intern Program’s ambition to transform the futures and career trajectories of many PhDs across Australia, not to mention the innovation dividends that will be delivered to the Program’s industry partners.

He is also confident that Essendon will be the team to beat in 2019!

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Glenn Johnston

Director, Procurement Sustainability
Transport for NSW

Glenn Johnston has over 25 years' experience in procurement and logistics management across different industries, market leading companies and government. He is currently Director of Procurement Sustainability at Transport for NSW, Group Rail. He has a Master’s degree in Logistics management.

Glenn is a nationally recognised procurement expert and thought leader with a deep and proud passion for Indigenous business engagement. By helping Indigenous businesses grow, develop and prosper, Glenn firmly believes that this will lead to greater opportunities for Indigenous employment and a more inclusive economy.

Glenn was the recipient of the 2016 Supply Nation Procurement Professional of the Year Award in recognition of his work developing and engaging Indigenous businesses. He is a Fellow (Chartered status) of CIPS and Chair of the NSW Chapter of CIPS. Glenn is also a Board Member of Supply Nation and the AIATSIS Foundation.

In August-September 2016, Glenn became a Jawun program secondee and spent 6 weeks living with the Aboriginal Community of Lockhart River (Far North Qld), considered to be the most remote Aboriginal Community in Australia. During this time he helped the Mayor, CEO, Councillors, Elders and motivated locals develop a framework to enable less reliance on welfare and employment by the Council, through building small businesses with a goal of achieving self-determination though economic opportunities. Living with the Aboriginal Community also highlighted the importance of preserving the Indigenous culture through language, songlines, music, dance and art.

Glenn is a Dharug man from Western Sydney and still lives on traditional Dharug land in Glenhaven.

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Adam Goodes

CEO & Director
iDiC

Adam Goodes is a name synonymous with Great Australian Athletes. A professional football career that spans more than 17 years, he holds an elite place in AFL/VFL history. The now CEO of Indigenous Defence and Infrastructure Consortium (iDiC) is a person to watch. In 2014, Adam was named the 2014 Australian of the Year; recognition for empowering the next generation of Indigenous role models and as an advocate for the fight against racism.

An Andyamathanha and Norungga man born in Wallaroo South Australia. Adam is proud of his heritage and passionate about eliminating discrimination in society. His strength of character draws from his drive to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People achieve economic independence. Working closely with federal and state Government, captains of corporate industry and prime contractors; Adam and the team at iDiC are at the forefront of change and have the opportunity to innovate and develop a better future.
Adam will also be remembered for taking a stand against racism after being racially vilified on field by a young member of the crowd. The exemplary way in which Adam helped turn the incident into a positive public message of education and non-tolerance will be remembered for generations to come.
His commitment to invigorate support pathways for communities, lead to the creation of The Goodes-O'Loughlin Foundation (GO Foundation) with fellow Indigenous teammate Michael O'Loughlin. Adam also joined the National Indigenous Council, as well as the board of Aboriginal Literacy Foundation and Supply Nation (resigned 2017). The ambassador for many prominent brands; Toyota, David Jones, Qantas and Woolworths. Adam is here to promote better thinking for better outcomes.
Adam is married to Natalie and they have a Beautiful little girl Addie Vira Goodes born in June 2019. As well as being a proud dad Adam enjoys poker, soccer and spending time with family, friends and his rescue dog Chance

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Bob Bishop

Chairman of the Board
Azentro

Bob has been in the telecommunications industry for over 53 years having started as a PMG Technician in 1967. During that period Bob has had 5 successful careers. He has worked in a variety of roles with organisations like PMG/Telecom, Alcatel (formerly STC), Ericsson Australia and worked 22 years as founder, owner, dealer principal and CEO of TTGroup Communications incorporating SmartSpeak Solutions.
While he has held many chairman positions and directorships, at the moment Bob is Chairman of Azentro, a Voice Vision and Data Company after a merger acquisitions with Productiv Pty Ltd, VV Tech Pty Ltd, FleetLink Australia and as at 22/02/18 Data Mobility and Voice (DMV) in Adelaide South Australia. DMV are a Gold MITEL Partner.
In building Azentro into it’s 2020 profile Bob managed 6 merger acquisitions and 4 brand changes.
Bob is also a founding director of Sheldon College which his wife Dr Lyn Bishop founded in 1997.The college has 1600+ students, LINQ Training and SPACE Academies.

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Thomas Green

Co-Founder
Nuemann Space

Thomas Green is a co-founder of Neumann Space where he served as a research and policy analyst and in-house counsel for almost five years. He is a member of the International Institute of Space Law, the Royal Society of NSW and is an executive member for the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science.

Thomas is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Wollongong on the regulation and enforcement of new technology — specifically concerning access to space by commercial and non-government entities.

Thomas has also previously worked on software projects and start-ups related to machine learning, worked in private equity, served as a Ministerial Advisor on emergency services and road safety, and was a business coordinator for the COVID-19 response team for Transport for NSW during the COVID outbreaks in NSW throughout 2020.

Thomas is currently managing the design, development and production of novel COVID-19 testing kits to improve pandemic management responses and patient outcomes.

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John Harvey AM

NSW Defence Advocate (Former Chief Capability Development Group)
NSW Treasury

John is a retired Air Marshal in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) having spent 35 years
in the Air Force in a wide variety of roles.

His ADF career had early emphasis on employment as a Navigator and weapons officer in Canberra and F-111 aircraft and later in more diverse roles such as flight test, technical intelligence, military strategy, Visiting Fellow Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, instructor at the Australian Defence College and Defence Attache Southern Europe (representing the ADF in Italy, Israel, Greece and Turkey).

John has had extensive experience in the Defence capability development process in his appointments as Air Warfare Adviser within Force Development and Analysis, Director General Aerospace Development, Director General New Air Combat Capability, and Program Manager New Air Combat Capability (NACC) within the Defence Materiel Organisation.

In October 2010 John was promoted to the rank of Air Marshal and appointed as Chief Capability Development Group (CCDG) with responsibility for requirements development and obtaining government approval for approximately 200 projects with a total value of approximately $200 billion.

John has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Master of
Letters (Psychology), a Master of Information Science and a PhD in Computer Science.

John is currently the Defence Advocate for NSW, a Visiting Fellow at UNSW (Canberra) in the School of Engineering and Information Technology, is a Tae Kwondo instructor and runs a beef cattle farm outside of Canberra.

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John O'Callaghan

Victorian Defence Industry Advocate
Victorian Government

Mr John O’Callaghan offers a wealth of defence industry experience and knowledge, with a career spanning both defence industry and Department of Defence.

Mr O’Callaghan spent 15 years in the Department of Defence, including as executive assistant to the Secretary, Department of Defence; Senior Executive Officer, Intelligence and Security Co-ordination; Assistant Secretary, Major Capital Equipment Co-ordination; Assistant Secretary, Special Naval Communications Project; and private secretary to former Minister for Defence Kim Beazley. Mr O’Callaghan later became senior parliamentary adviser to Mr Beazley.

Mr O'Callaghan is a member of the advisory board of defence electrical systems and C4I provider, Cablex. Prior to this, he spent five years as Executive Director of the Australian Industry Group Defence Council, providing advocacy and support to CEOs of Australia’s leading defence companies on issues pertaining to the future of Australia’s defence industry.

Mr O’Callaghan has been a member of the Defence Council Victoria since 2017. In February 2019, the Victorian Government appointed Mr O’Callaghan as the new Victorian Defence Industry Advocate to showcase Victoria’s defence capabilities across Australia and overseas.

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Joseph Catanzariti AM

Vice President
Fair Work Commission

Joseph Catanzariti AM is a Vice President of the Fair Work Commission, the national workplace relations tribunal.

Prior to his appointment to the Fair Work Commission, Joseph was a senior Partner of Clayton Utz and Practice Leader of the Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety Practice Group. Joseph was a trusted adviser to many of Australia’s leading companies and government departments. Joseph was also a highly experienced Commercial Litigator.

Joseph is a Visiting Professorial Fellow of the School of Law and the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies, School of Business at Sydney University.

Joseph is the Chair of the College of Law.

Joseph is also co-author of Workplace Bullying published by LexisNexis.

He has previously held the positions of President of the Law Council of Australia, President of the NSW Law Society, Chair of the Workplace Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales (2000 - 2013), and Secretary of the Industrial Relations Society of Australia (1997-2011).

Joseph was awarded Life Time Recognition, Industrial Relations Society of Australia / Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association 2011, and the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales in 2015.

Joseph is a fellow of the Academy of Law.

On 26 January 2016 Joseph was made a Member of the Order of Australia

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Kim Chandler McDonald

Founder and CEO
FlatWorld Integration Pty Ltd.

Kim Chandler McDonald is the Co-Founder and CEO of
leading edge, high-tech software firm, FlatWorld Integration Pty
Ltd. She is a sought after speaker and a respected thought leader
on disruptive approaches, transformational trends and
international business strategies - particularly those involving
the global DACE (Digital, Attention and Collaboration
Economies).
Kim sits on Griffith University’s Enterprise Advisory Board and
the Advisory Board of WordSmithRapport, a world-class
professional development and advisory firm based in
Washington, D.C., She is the award-winning author of
Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act and Change Our World
and Flat World Navigation: Collaboration and Networking in
the Global Digital Economy. Her latest book project, Postcards
from Tomorrow is in support of Lou’s Place, Sydney Australia’s
only daytime drop-in centre for women who are victims of
domestic abuse

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Tanya Sale

Chief Executive Officer
outsource Financial

Tanya Sale is the Founder, CEO and Managing Director of multi award-winning, national Aggregator group, outsource Financial. Tanya is the only female CEO / Managing Director of a mortgage Aggregator in Australia. Having extensive banking and finance experience, Tanya pioneered the third-party mortgage sector, by creating diverse models to change the way lending was conducted in Australia.

In 2019 Tanya appeared on the expert's panel, for a new television show on Channel 9, called Secrets of the Money Masters. A series featuring some of Australia's biggest sporting celebrities who learn about financial strategy and security. Additionally, in 2019, Tanya won 'CEO of the Year' at the Women in Finance Awards and was named as one of MPA’s Global 100.

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Mark Hodgson

CEO
Mark Hodgson Transformational Leadership

Mark Hodgson comes from a corporate background and has held senior leadership roles in the UK, Australasia, Central Europe and Russia. He is now a leading thinker in Transformation and Influence - helping leaders to unlock their inner talents for success and happiness.

Mark has inspired large teams across a range of commercial and not-for-profit businesses. A natural disruptor, he helps executives, consultants and entrepreneurs to position themselves as leading influencers and is an expert in leading change.

His book, ‘Time to Shine: Adapting who you are and what you know to succeed in the ideas economy’ explains what we need to DO, BE and BUILD to show up as successful, fulfilled and authentic Influencers.
Mark is an Executive Coach, Author, Advisor and Keynote Speaker.

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Dr Paul Scully-Power

Executive Chairman
Prime Solutions Pacific

Dr Paul Scully-Power is an integrator, strategist and orthogonal thinker and is Australia’s first astronaut. He has a unique international background in Industry, Government, Defence, Space and Academia in the US, UK, Australia, and NZ, and is well known for his network of people and institutions around the world. A leader in applying technology, he has broad expertise in national security & intelligence, aviation & aerospace, cybersecurity, remote sensing, and systems analysis & ICT. He is currently engaged in AI (national iAward for innovation), UAVs, microsatellites, smart sensors, nanotechnology and big data analytics.
Dr Scully-Power has led many high-tech, defence and security programs. He held executive appointments under Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, and was Deputy to the Associate Technical Director, US Naval Undersea Warfare Center, where he held the US Navy Distinguished Chair of Underwater Acoustics He was a Research Associate at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Chairman of Membership of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, President of the Fort Trumbull Federal Credit Union, and served on the Universities & Colleges Accreditation Board and the US Office of Naval Research.
Dr Scully-Power qualified for very high altitude full pressure suit flying at Edwards Air Force Base, and was a flight crew instructor in the NASA Astronaut Office, Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, where he became Australia’s first astronaut flying aboard Challenger on the 13th mission of the Space Shuttle

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Troy Swan

General Counsel & Company Secretary
Winc | Staples + OfficeMax

Troy Swan is the Chief Legal Officer, Company Secretary and Board Member of the $1.4billion office products company Winc Australia & New Zealand. Winc was formed following the acquisition of Staples & OfficeMax by US based private equity firm Platinum Equity.

He has been publicly recognised as one of Australia's leading corporate lawyers and was named the 2017 Australian Lawyer of the Year (FMCG) and a General Counsel of the Year finalist in both 2016 and 2017. He became only the second Australian lawyer to win the prestigious International Value Champions Award in San Francisco and was recently named in Washington, the Association of Corporate Counsel Member of the Year, from over 43,000 lawyers worldwide for his commitment to the legal community and profession. This was the first time this honour was ever awarded to a lawyer outside America.

Known for his business judgment, he is highly active within the Sydney legal and business community. He is a regular speaker and media commentator on legal affairs, innovation and large scale legal service delivery models and leads an award winning legal team based in Sydney.

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Neville Hurst

Senior Lecturer
RMIT University

Neville Hurst is a senior lecturer in property studies at RMIT University, Victoria, Australia. Originally trained as an electrical engineer he has worked extensively in industry and for the last 33 years in the property sector as a practitioner and academic. Prior to joining education Neville owned and operated his own real estate agency for many years selling and managing properties on behalf of clients. A significant part of this business was a business brokerage run in partnership with his business partner. Academically Neville’s research interest focuses on real estate industry practices, valuation practices, housing markets and in particular energy efficient housing. Currently undertaking his Phd, Neville is investigating real estate agent attitudes and engagement with sustainable housing and is working with peak industry bodies to create greater awareness of the importance of energy efficient housing for a sustainable future.

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Lt Gen (Ret'd) Peter Leahy AC

Director National Security Institute
University of Canberra

Peter Leahy AC retired from the Australian Army in July 2008, after 37 years in the Army, as a Lieutenant General in the position of Chief of Army, a position he held for 6 years.

Among his qualifications he holds a BA (Military Studies) and a Master of Military Arts and Science. He is a graduate of the Australian Army’s and United States of America’s Staff Colleges, a Fellow of the Australian College of Defence and Strategic Studies and a graduate of the British Higher Command and Staff Course.

He is a Professor and the foundation Director of the National Security Institute at the University of Canberra. His main passion at the University of Canberra is teaching undergraduates on matters relating to national security and the challenge of modern terrorism.

He is a director of ASX listed companies, Codan Limited, Citadel Group Limited, Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited and a member of the advisory board of WarpForge Limited.

In work related to charities he is the Chairman of Soldier On, the Red Shield Appeal Committee in the ACT, the Australian Student Veterans Association and the Australian International Military Games, which brought the Invictus Games to Sydney in 2018.

He is a member of the First Principles Review of the Department of Defence, a member of the Advisory Council of China Matters and the Strategic Defence Advisor – Land and Chief Defence Advisor to the Queensland Government.

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Adrian Tembel

Chief Executive Partner
Thomson Geer

Adrian Tembel is Chief Executive Partner of Thomson Geer. He was previously the head of the firm’s National Corporate Department and has been a partner of the firm since 1997.

When operating as a full time lawyer Adrian specialised in Corporate and Technology legal work. While Adrian’s focus is now on leading Thomson Geer he is still retained from time to time on special client legal assignments.

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Lyndal-Joy Thompson

Assistant Director Research and Innovation Director MakerSpace Project Manager Army Research Scheme
Australian Army Research Centre

Dr Lyndal Thompson is a social scientist at the Australian Army Research Centre and manager of the Army Research Scheme. Prior to this, she has worked in several APS research roles across education and agriculture.
She has held postdoctoral fellowships with the Australian National University (ANU), CSIRO/Swinburne University and the University of New England (UNE).
Her key areas of research include innovation, social-psychology of decision-making, community engagement and adult education. She has had work published in journals, conference papers, reports and an edited book.