Defence Industry Advisory Board


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.

Defence Ambassadors

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.