The ACT Defence Industry Advisory Board (the Board) provides high-level strategic and policy advice to promote the growth of the ACT’s defence and related industries in accordance with the ACT Government’s economic development strategy. The Board supports efforts to build on the ACT’s competitive strengths and to identify new opportunities to maximise economic development and business outcomes across the ACT’s priority defence domains including defence services, cyber security, and space and spatial technologies.
The ACT Government has appointed four of the Defence Industry Advisory Board members to the role of Defence Ambassador. These members have either high level military or senior representative experience enabling them to connect and promote the Canberra region defence industry to key decision makers in defence and the national security agencies.
Defence Industry Advisory Board members
The Board is made up of leading defence and industry experts, chaired by former Chief of Airforce, Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO.
- Ms Bernadette Brown
- Air Marshal (Ret’d) Geoff Brown AO (Chair and Defence Ambassador)
- Brigadier (Ret’d) Alison Creagh CSC (Defence Ambassador)
- Mr Robert Forbes
- Mr Glenn Keys AO
- The Hon Kate Lundy (Defence Ambassador)
- Ms Karen Schilling
- Air Vice Marshal (Ret’d) Mark Skidmore AM (Defence Ambassador)
- Mr Adam Smith