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 Paul Barratt (former Defence Secretary). 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 Bill Schofield AM

Dr Bill Schofield is a respected scientist who specialises in aeronautical and defence technology. In his 37 years at Defence Science and Technology (DSTO) his most prominent role as Director of Aeronautical and Maritime Research Laboratories he held the responsibility of delivering DSTO’s scientific and technical advice to the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian...

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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.

VADM David Shackleton

Peter Sharp is an experienced member of the Defence Force, with 45 years in service with the Australian Army and Department of Defence. His specialties are policy and strategy.

Peter Sharp

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

Daniel Ho

Colin Sharp is a recognised leader in the field of defence logistics and training. He has proven experience in managing multi-million dollar defence projects and infrastructure changes.

Colin Sharp

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.

Alexander Gosling

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.

Department of Business and Innovations

Lieutenant General Frank Hickling was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to the Army and the Australian Defence Force in the field of military training.

Lieutenant General Frank Hickling

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.

Defence Industry Innovation Centre

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.

VADM David Shackleton

David Harvey is an experienced member of the defence community; he specializes in business development and marketing strategies.

David Harvey

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.

DGTA Noel Schmidt

Warren has a genuine passion for culture change and facilitating collaboration between government and industry. He has significant experience in successful technology transfer and commercialization initiatives both nationally and internationally.

Warren Canning

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