Welcome To Aadi Defence

A company of eminent and passionate former senior Defence and defence industry personnel lead by Dr. Bill Schofield (former Director, DSTO-Melbourne), Dr. Daniel Ho (former DSTO scientist) and Mr Peter Nicholson (former Air-Vice Marshall). The aadi Defence team consists of former Defence chiefs, senior military leaders, scientists, CEOs and chairpersons of successful companies, technologists, commercialisation experts and experienced project managers.

Through our combined expertise, we provide subject matter experts, innovate new technologies, undertake complex project management, assist and lead in grant and funding applications as well as develop cornerstone strategies in engaging key stakeholders within industry and Government.

Services

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Partnerships

“Synergy is better than my way or your way. It’s our way.”

Stephen Covey

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Consulting

“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.”

Oscar Wilde

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Innovation

“Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way.”

Tom Freston

Our Experts

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Dr Ian Sare AM FTSE

Dr Ian Sare is a respected strategic thinker in defence science and technology, and has had a distinguished 39-year career in Australia’s two largest public sector research and development organisations – CSIRO and DSTO. His responsibilities at DSTO included oversight of the development of technologies underpinning military platforms in the air and maritime domains, as...

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Testimonials

Vice Admiral David Shackleton is a former Chief of the Royal Australian Navy and a distinguished member of Australia’s defence community. David has great strengths in strategic policy and force structure development and is highly respected for his acumen and grasp of future technical and other challenges in the national security environment.

Dr. Ho is a technologist specialising in the development of technology solutions for Defence’s needs.

Alexander Gosling received a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to business through innovative support for research and development, and to the community. He has a reputation for his innovative work driving new products and technologies to commercial success.

The Department of Business and Innovation has engaged aadi Defence Pty Ltd on consultancy tasks in support of initiatives to sustain and grow the defence industry in Victoria.

While the refocus of “Hotdesk” type services discontinues the direct contract between AADI and DIIC, it is still anticipated that we may continue to directly procure ad-hoc contracts directly with AADI as we have also executed in the past. Typically these procurement activities involving AADI have taken the form of Defence industry specific workshops led by AADI’s unique range of consulting experience.

Vice Admiral David Shackleton is a former Chief of the Royal Australian Navy and a distinguished member of Australia’s defence community. David has great strengths in strategic policy and force structure development and is highly respected for his acumen and grasp of future technical and other challenges in the national security environment.

Noel Schmidt was awarded a Conspicious Service Cross for his outstanding performance as Director General Technical Airworthiness with the Australian Defence Force. He has consistently demonstrated outstanding engineering skill and leadership and is considered to be one of Australia’s top engineers.

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