Master of Systems Engineering University of New South Wales, Diploma of Frontline Management ADF Vocational Schooling, Advanced Diploma Explosive Handling & Management, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Special Access and Interdiction US Naval EOD School, Ammunition Technical Officer (commodity engineering and full spectrum of logistics operations)
Technical Assurance and Logistics (Explosive Ordnance), and Capability Management
Explosive Ordnance, Security, Crisis and Emergency Management
In his current role John is responsible for the provision of advice regarding the management and sustainment of a sovereign industrial capability. John, through adoption of a risk-based assessment process, manages the acquisition to delivery of new and existing capabilities to Defence whilst safeguarding a ‘best for Defence’ manufacturing base.
Previously John has exercised technical command and control over the national, regionally dispersed workforce responsible for the delivery of Explosive Ordnance services. These services included explosive render safe and disposal in the public domain, safety auditing, governance, risk assessment and incident investigation. In addition, John has held instructional appointments in Explosive Ordnance disposal and hazardous devices and held a Representational appointment with the FBI.
Outside of the Defence environment, as a strategic thinker, planner and manager, John has also held roles as the Director, Special Operations NSW Ambulance, and Executive Director Security, Crisis & Emergency Management for Transport for NSW.