Our Team

Andrew O'Connor
Andrew O'Connor
PhD (Reliability Eng), MSc, BEng (Elec), MIEAust, CRE, CAMA
Dr Andrew O’Connor holds a PhD in Reliability Engineering where he researched and applied Bayesian Networks to conduct qualitative risk assessments for nuclear power plants. Andrew holds a Master of Science in Reliability Engineering and is a Certified Reliability Engineer from the American Society of Quality. Andrew has over 15 years experience as a Reliability Engineer and ILS expert in the military, nuclear, mining, and public services sectors. Andrew’s expertise is evidenced by his authored books and research articles such as “Probability Distributions Used in Reliability Engineering” (ISBN: 1-933904-06-2) and “A general cause based methodology for analysis of common cause and dependent failures in system risk and reliability assessments” (University of Maryland). Andrew is the recipient of awards from the Director General of Land Engineering Agency and the international Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference. Read More...
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Benjamin Mailler
Benjamin Mailler
MSc (Reliability Eng), MBA, MMS, BEng, CPEng, CRE, CAMA
Mr Ben Mailler holds multiple Master-level qualifications including Master of Science in Reliability Engineering, Master of Business Administration and Master of Military Strategy. Ben is a Certified Reliability Engineer with the American Society of Quality and a Certified Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia. Ben has nearly 20 years Reliability Engineering and ILS specialist experience within military and private sectors including maritime, communications, mining and automotive domains. Ben is recognised as a subject matter expert in the field of Reliability Engineering having previously led the Aerospace Systems Division Reliability/Availability/Maintainability (RAM) Centre of Expertise and Aviation Maintenance Requirements Determination support cell. He is also a former Chair of the Defence Reliability Working Group. Read More...
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Allen Tam
Allen Tam
PhD (Engineering Asset Management, Reliability Engineering), BE(Aero,H1), MIEAust
Dr Allen Tam holds a PhD in Asset Management & Reliability Engineering from Monash University. He is a proven techno-commercial leader and expert in asset data analytics, data quality management & improvement, asset management systems, loss prevention and performance & reliability based strategy development & optimisation. Allen is bilingual and has over 10 years experiences as reliability engineer and asset analytics manager in complex and capital intensive industry such as Utilities, Telecommunication, Power Generation, Mining and aviation. Allen is passionate in training and research & development and published in journals and presented at a number of international conferences. He is also an invited guest lecturer with a number of Australian Universities in Asset Management & Reliability Engineering.Read More...
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Rob Gay
Rob Gay
MSc, CEng, CMarEng, MiMarEST, RCM2(Pract)
Mr Rob Gay holds multiple Masters qualifications including Master of Science in Engineering and Engineering Management. Rob is a Chartered Mechanical and Marine Engineer with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and the UK Engineering Council respectively. Rob is also the lead Australian Aladon Network Certified Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM2) Practitioner. With over 25 years of strategic asset management experience across numerous public and private asset intensive sectors and complemented by the fact of Directing (Asset Management Advisory) at a “big four global consulting” firm, Rob is recognised as a leading subject matter expert in strategic asset management. Previously, Rob was a key member within the Royal Navy Nuclear Submarine Service which culminated in three years of working directly under the UK Director General of In Service Submarines. In this role, Rob led the application of RCM in military platforms, in one of the world’s largest applications of the process.  Read More...
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Wendell Fox
Wendell Fox
MSc (Software Eng), MSc (Reliability Eng), BEng (Aero Av), CPEng, CAMA
Mr Wendell Fox holds multiple Master-level qualifications including a Master of Science in Computer Systems (majoring in Software Engineering) and Master of Science in Reliability Engineering. He is a Certified Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia and a Certified Asset Management Assesser with World Partners in Asset Management. Wendell has over 20 years experience working across all facets of Systems Engineering, Project Management, Integrated Logistics Support, Systems Safety, Software Assurance, Type Certification, Asset Management and Training Development and delivery. Wendell's key roles have included Aviation software assurance and certification specialist within the Directorate of Aviation Certification in DGTA, and head of the Reliability and Maintenance Centre of Expertise within Defence Materiel Organisation. Read More...
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Catherine Colman
Catherine Colman
MSc, BEng (Software) Hons, FIEAust CPEng NER
Ms. Catherine Colman is a highly qualified and experienced systems and software engineer. Catherine has over fourteen years’ experience in the Defence sector working on software, tactical data links and communications systems. Catherine’s professional experience includes engineering, management and leadership roles. Her engineering roles have included software project management, systems engineering, engineering management, requirements development, software integration and interface management, test and evaluation, quality management, safety and design acceptance. Catherine is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Australia.  Read More...
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John Soar
John Soar
MSc, BEng(Hons), CPEng, FIEAust, NER, RPEQ, CEng, FIMechE
Mr John Soar holds a Master-level qualification in Defence Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Australia in addition to holding Chartered Engineer status with the Engineering Council UK and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. John is an accomplished asset manager, mechanical engineer and maintenance professional with more than 25 years’ experience spanning both defence and a number of heavy industry sectors including mining, ports, inshore vessels and rail. Significant recent roles have included extended tenures as the Principal Mechanical Engineer for a major mining company operating extensive Australian coal assets and with defence as Chief Engineer Land Vehicles.  Read More...
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Jason Mackinlay
Jason Mackinlay
MSc (Reliability Eng), BEng, CPEng
Mr Jason Mackinlay holds a Master of Science in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland, USA. He is a Certified Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia. Jason is a Reliability Engineering and Data Analyst specialist with broad experience in Defence and private sectors. Jason has nearly 20 years engineering and logistics specialist experience primarily in military roles comprising formation-level logistic planning, maintenance systems, technical regulation compliance and auditing, maintenance management, test and evaluation support, systems engineering and project management. Jason has had broad exposure to a range of Defence programs in support of the development of Reliability, Availability and Maintainability requirements.  Read More...
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Glenn Sanders
Glenn Sanders
MSc (Reliability Eng), BEng (Mech), CRE
Mr Glenn Sanders holds a Master of Science in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland, USA. He is a Certified Reliability Engineer from the American Society of Quality. Glenn is Maintenance and Reliability Engineering specialist with 13 years targeted experience in complex mobile equipment asset fleets. Glenn has expertise in all facets of equipment management including equipment custodianship, managing maintenance workshops, logistic planning, technical regulation compliance, maintenance engineering, maintenance management and reliability analysis support to major acquisitions and fleets. Glenn is a certified lead auditor in Quality Management Systems as well as a certified lead investigator and team leader in advanced root cause analysis.  Read More...
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Lloyd Sellick
Lloyd Sellick
MBA, BEng (Mech) Hons, MIEAust
Mr Lloyd Sellick holds a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School, a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Engineering and is a Member of Engineers Australia. Lloyd has more than 20 years’ experience in defence aerospace and manufacturing sectors which includes senior roles in production management, complex asset maintenance, engineering, logistics, quality management, technical regulation compliance, project and operations management. Throughout his career, he has delivered improved operational efficiencies and business improvement to production, maintenance, engineering and logistic functions. Lloyd has worked across all aspects of the asset management lifecycle within Defence, culminating in the position of Chief Engineer Aviation Materiel Systems Program Office.  Read More...
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Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong
MMaint & Reliability Eng, BEng (Mech), CAMA
Mr Adam Armstrong holds a Master of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering. He is a Member of Engineers Australia and the Asset Management Council (Australia). Adam is a Reliability and Maintenance Engineering specialist with nearly 20 years experience in the mining, dairy, public water and defence sectors. In both the Private and Public sectors, Adam has worked in all facets of the asset management life cycle including needs development, capital acquisition, installation and the operating and sustainment phases. Adam is an experienced Root Cause Analysis and RCM facilitator who combines hands-on experience with the capability to drive improvements in costs, reliability and availability over the entire asset life cycle. Adam has led multiple asset management benchmarking engagements, most notably benchmarking against the PAS-55 Asset Management specification (precursor to ISO:55000 Asset Management Systems).  Read More...
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Adam Norvill
Adam Norvill
MMaint & Reliability Eng, BEng (Aero)
Mr Adam Norvill holds a Master of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering. He is a member of Engineers Australia. Adam is a specialist in Reliability and Maintenance Engineering with experience in the defence and mining sectors. He has conducted specialist RAM and logistics reviews for multiple major capital acquisition projects within the Aerospace, Maritime and Explosive Ordinance domains. Adam has also helped develop the maintenance strategy for cutting, conveying and structural equipment across a number of underground mines. Adam is highly experienced with specialised reliability engineering and asset management software tools, such as Reliasoft’s RCM++, Weibull++ and BlockSim, and Isograph’s AvSim+ and RCMCost. Adam has also developed programs in MATLAB and Excel to handle specific data types and scenarios where commercial software was not suitable.  Read More...
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Mark Gerrand
Mark Gerrand
MMaint & Reliability Eng, BE(Mech) Hons
Mark Gerrand holds a Master of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering degree. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree with first class honours and was awarded the Francis E. Feledy prize. He also holds TAFE Production Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Certificates. Mark has over 35 years of technical experience, primarily in the logistics support analysis and reliability disciplines, within Defence and Defence industry assisting in the support of aerospace and maritime capabilities.  Read More...
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Richard Allanson
Richard Allanson
MBA (Int'l Bus), Assoc Dip. Mech Eng
Mr Richard Allanson is an experience Asset Management Manager with a history of engineering leadership in functional divisions. Richard has held senior roles in the Royal Australian Air Force, Defence Materiel Organisation and the private sector. Richard has a MBA in International Business and has held technical authority for Defence assets and aerospace projects. Over a 40 year career Richard has worked in military technical maintenance roles, engineering management positions and operational command positions, culminating in his appointment as the Deputy Director for Engineering in Aerospace Systems Division. Richard has led the execution of a number of Divisional engineering initiatives such as improving corrosion management and obsolescence management of all Aerospace weapons systems. As the Deputy Director Engineering he provided Divisional oversight, direction and management of Defence Science and Technology tasks supporting Defence fixed-wing aircraft. Read More...
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Georgia Herbertson
Georgia Herbertson
MMgt (General Mgt), BA (Mgt, Ind)
Georgia Herbertson holds a Master of Management in General Management and an undergraduate degree in Management/Indonesian. Georgia’s experience is underpinned by a career in Defence and government where she developed expertise in integrated logistics, capability projection, operations support, maintenance support, and organisational development. Georgia has contributed to start-up businesses by applying Value Stream Management, and has contracted to small-medium businesses to design and develop governance systems in support of value stream management initiatives. Georgia manages all aspects of internal Business Support for Relken. Read More...
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Ben Perry
Ben Perry
MMgt (General Mgt), BA (Mgt)
Mr Ben Perry holds a Master of Management in General Management and an undergraduate degree in Business/Managerial Economics. Ben has 15 years experience in the Defence and consulting industries with a background in business performance improvement, project management, organisational behaviour and quality management in acquisition and sustainment environments. Ben is a Certified lean six sigma green belt, accredited lead auditor and certified root cause analysis lead investigator. He is an experienced project manager having led challenging reform projects in the Defence and Resources industries. Ben is proficient in the design and definition of management systems and governance frameworks. Ben focuses on organisational maturity and viability through capability development and process improvement. Read More...
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Tia Tang
Tia Tang
BEng (Aero) Hons, BSci
Tia Tang holds degrees in Engineering (Aeronautical) and Science (History and Philosophy of Science) from the University of Sydney. She has spent the past 5 years working in the commercial aviation environment focusing on maintenance cost and program optimisation, reliability for on time performance and pro-active maintenance strategies. She has presented to the world-wide airline operator community on the topics of component maintenance optimisation and aircraft health management. Most recently her focus has been delivering on asset maximisation projects specifically contributing to the delivery of executed contracts and identifying areas requiring investment and review for changing operational needs. Read More...
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Mark Rattigan
Mark Rattigan
BEng (CompSysEng) Hons, BSc (CompSci), MIEAust, DipPM
Mr Mark Rattigan holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Systems Engineering and Computer Science from Curtin University. He is a member of Engineers Australia. Mark is a systems engineer and project manager with experience in the Defence sector and specialist subject-matter expertise in Tactical Data Links. He has eight years experience in providing requirements analysis and engineering, test and evaluation, and software integration expertise to a wide range of major Defence acquisition projects, sustainment organisations, and system vendors, as well as leading standardisation and models-based systems engineering activities across Defence projects and leading engagement with partner nations for coalition interoperability. Read More...
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Peter Henry
Peter Henry
BEng (CompSys) Hons, BSc (CompSci)
Mr Peter Henry is a systems integration engineer and software developer with over 10 years’ experience in database design, data manipulation and C# programming. Peter has worked within a broad range of IT, software and database roles, focusing on the Asset Management and reliability analysis software industry. He has also worked as a sole programmer on software development activities to automate data manipulation and analysis activities. Combined with his IT, database and software development skills, Peter's strong mathematical background and statistical training enables him to to provide robust technical support for logistics and engineering analysis tasks. Peter is a specialist in the integration of reliability engineering management tool into enterprise IT systems, including Reliasoft’s RCM++, Weibull++ and BlockSim, Isograph Availability Workbench and IVARA. Read More...
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Jarkko Laukkanen
Jarkko Laukkanen
CEngT, TMIEAust, IMarEng, MIMarEST & BEng (Marine)
Mr Jarkko Laukkanen holds a Bachelor’s degrees in Marine Engineering and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies at RMIT in Engineering Management. He is a member, and Chartered Engineering Technologist of Engineers Australia. Jarkko is also an Incorporated Marine Engineer with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and the UK Engineering Council respectively. Jarkko has over 16 years experience working across Marine and Systems Engineering, Project Management, Business Development, Certification, Auditing and Assurance and Asset Management in public and private sectors. Jarkko is recognised as a leading subject matter expert in Naval Engineering and is passionate about continuous improvement and mindful leadership. Read More...
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Joshua Rodgers
Joshua Rodgers
Joshua Rodgers holds a Bachelors Degree in Digital Systems (Mechatronics) with Honours and has over 12 years’ experience in private industry, Defence, and Higher Education. Joshua has expertise in strategic programme management, organisational change, and business process improvement in R&D organisations. He is a skilled engineer and analyst with expertise in requirements management, modelling and simulation, systems engineering, strategic and technical risk, and testing and evaluation. Josh was an Engineer and Analyst for Defence, where he assessed the performance of maritime systems and led the development of novel submarine technologies. Most recently he was Program Manager for the University of Melbourne’s ten-year transformation program in Engineering & IT. Read More...
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Ben Bundy
Ben Bundy
BEng (Mech) Hons, MIEAust, CPEng, CAMA
Mr Ben Bundy holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honours from RMIT University and is experienced in the defence and resource sectors. Ben has project managed numerous Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) and Preventative Maintenance Optimisation initiatives. His diverse resource sector experience includes iron ore, coal, uranium, gold, silver, lead, zinc, copper, and manganese. Ben’s RCM expertise has been developed through town services, power generation, port services, water treatment, marine vessel statutory compliance and whole-of-mine site projects. Read More...
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Jessica Eldridge
Jessica Eldridge
Dip Proj Mgt, Dip Govt Services
Jessica Eldridge is a highly capable and confident Project Scheduler with over 10 years experience working across Defence and private sectors. During her 8 years working within Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group Jessica was involved in the development of schedules for a range of projects including terrestrial ground stations, UHF satellite communication, wideband global satellite system and the Wedgetail mid-life upgrade within Air Force. In addition to her extensive experience within the Department of Defence, Jessica has worked in Defence industry on the ICT upgrade project, JP2047. Jessica has developed multiple work breakdown structures and subsequent schedules for projects from various stages of the project life cycle, ranging from the requirements phase through to sustainment and their integration into Program Master Schedules. Read More...
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John Seaman
John Seaman
Grad Cert Rel Eng, Dip Elec Eng
Mr John Seaman holds a Graduate Certificate in Reliability Engineering, which is underpinned by 20 years asset management experience across complex Defence platforms. John is a Maintenance Engineering and Maintenance Management specialist with deep expertise in asset management lifecycles. He is a certified instructor, Root Cause Analysis and Reliability Centered Maintenance facilitator. John is experienced in all facets of the asset management life cycle including requirements development, asset acquisition and sustainment based on key roles in logistic planning and technical regulation compliance. John has successfully applied his knowledge of high value mobile asset fleets to reduce life cycle costs and improve asset reliability through the optimisation of maintenance regimes. He is also experienced in writing Structured Query Language for the extraction of data from Computerised Maintenance Management Systems. Read More...
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Nigel Cock
Nigel Cock
BEng (Elec)
Mr Nigel Cock holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and is experienced in delivering Operational Readiness, Reliability Centred Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance Optimisation projects in the mining, utilities and oil and gas sectors. Key areas of specialising include gas, gold and coal processing facilities, wellsite’s, pipelines and compressor stations. Nigel is a seasoned RCM workshop facilitator with strong Technical Writing and Project Planning skills. Nigel has developed high-level company asset maintenance guidelines, spares holding philosophies and hazardous area requirements. Read More...
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Hugh McCann
Hugh McCann
BEng (Aero) Hons, MIEAust, ARAeS
Mr Hugh McCann holds a Bachelor of Aeronautical and Space Engineering with First Class Honours and the University Medal from the University of Sydney. Hugh has aerospace and sustainment systems engineering experience within the Australian Defence and space sectors. Hugh has worked as a specialist in satellite operations, vibration and aeroelasticity, and aircraft systems sustainment analysis. He has supported flight trials, ground vibrations tests, and structural dynamics modelling and analysis for a range of Defence aircraft. Hugh’s sustainment and supportability modelling experience includes constructing custom simulations for predicting asset availability and developing new metrics for mission assuredness in operational scenarios. Read More...
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Mick Cook
Mick Cook
BEng (Elec) Hons
Mr Michael Cook holds a Bachelor’s Degree with first class honours from RMIT University. He is has over 20 years’ experience in the Defence and border protection sectors, with a specialisation in electrical and platform maintenance engineering. Michael’s key capabilities include electrical/electronic plant and platform maintenance management, auditing, quality control, and configuration control. Michael is widely recognised for his complex problem solving abilities, clear analytical thinking and practical, solutions-focused approach to achieving desired outcomes. Currently undertaking his Masters of Reliability Engineering, Michael has a keen interest in root cause analysis and problem solving. With his experience and skill set, Michael has often found himself in technical leadership and change management roles. Read More...
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Ben Thew
Ben Thew
BBus, Grad Dip in Tech. (Bus. Sys.)
Ben Thew holds a Bachelor of Business from RMIT and Graduate Diploma in Technology (Business Systems) from University of Swinburne. Ben has 12 years’ experience in the Defence and information services industries with background in IT project management solution architecture, enterprise architecture, information assurance, service orientated architecture, information engineering, service delivery, verification and validation management, technology governance, and information security. Ben also a holds a number of IT certifications including Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL v3), Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT 5), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and System Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK). Read More...
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Anthony Zanatta
Anthony Zanatta
BEng (Mech) Hons
Anthony Zanatta is a Reliability Engineer with a specialisation in Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Having held positions as a subject matter expert FEA application engineer across automotive engineering, Anthony has strong data analysis and problem solving skills, with a focus on data modeling, forecasting and simulation. His specialist skills include linear and non-linear FEA, including composite analysis, as well as dynamic FEA including harmonic response, linear transient and response spectrum analyses. Anthony has considerable experience in computational fluid dynamics, fatigue analysis, and explicit dynamics analysis. He is experienced in analytics software such as nCode Designlife, LS DYNA, and ANSYS including ANSYS Explicit STR. Anthony is also an experienced facilitator having delivered training for Introductory level FEA and Advanced Structural Nonlinearities to clients across Australia and New Zealand. As a specialist analyst, Anthony is a frequent presenter for FEA webinars and he has authored multiple articles for the FEA blogRead More...
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Steven Holt
Steven Holt
BEng (Mech) Hons
Mr Steven Holt holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Hons) from the University of Wollongong. Steven's Mechanical Engineering degree is supported by the completion of tertiary studies in Reliability Engineering. Steven has Defence and reliability engineering experience supporting a range of maritime platforms. He has worked as a specialist reliability engineer conducting Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) reviews, reliability modelling, data analysis and condition based monitoring. Steven has supported maintenance plan development and reviews, development of reporting tools and procedures, development and implementation of data logging analysis software and techniques, and a range of system operating performance reviews. Read More...
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Glenn Foster
Glenn Foster
BCom
Mr Glenn Foster holds a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Curtin University. He is currently studying a Masters of Project Management through the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Glenn has over five years’ experience supporting several maritime and aviation platforms within the Defence Materiel Organisation and Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. Glenn has held a range of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) positions in both acquisition and sustainment covering; reliability engineering, supportability analysis, costing analysis, project management, procurement, and contract management. Read More...
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Hannah King
Hannah King
Hannah King is a Quality Management specialist with proven leadership abilities over a 12-year career in Defence and Industry environments. Hannah has held training and quality management roles with over 5 years’ experience working in Defence environments planning and delivering ICT projects. Hannah is qualified in Six Sigma methodologies and is in her final year of a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Business Management. Hannah exhibits exceptional project management skills and demonstrates experience in managing risks in a project environment. She has the ability to train both technical and management streams, specialising in customer service and communications. Most recently, Hannah has applied hands-on guidance and knowledge transfer skills to establish a Continual Service Improvement and Quality Management System, compliant to ISO9001. Read More...
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