Dr Brett Biddington AM

    Brett Biddington is one of Australia’s foremost space experts. He specialises in policy, strategy, governance, industry and workforce development matters. He was a special duties intelligence officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and became the senior intelligence officer and later the senior security and policing officer for the Service. He moved into a capability development role where he sponsored joint command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW) and space projects. He later joined the space team of Cisco Systems and went on to establish his own consulting company.

    Awards and Qualifications

    • Member in the Order of Australia (AM) – for services to the space sector
    • Adjunct Professor in the Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University
    • PhD awarded 2019 by UNSW for a thesis with the title, Space Security in the 21st Century: Roles, Responsibilities and Opportunities for Australia.
    • BA(Hons), LaTrobe University
    • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

    Career History

    • Specialist Associate aadi Defence Pty Ltd
    • Founder and Principal Biddington Research Pty Ltd
    • Chair, Advisory Board of the Victorian Space Science Education Centre
    • Member, National Committee for Space and Radio Science (NCSRS) of the Australian Academy of Science
    • Member, Australian Giant Magellan Telescope Committee
    • Board member, Australian Defence Information and Electronic Systems Association (ADIESA)
    • Former Board member and Treasurer of the Kokoda Foundation, later the Institute for Regional Security (IFRS).
    • Former Bord member of the Association of Old Crows (an EW training and advocacy organisation)
    • Member Cisco Space Team
    • RAAF Officer, performing specialist intelligence duties, including unit command, and later security, policing and capability development roles.
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