Our Board

Our Board

Ken Gillespie – Chairman. LTGEN (ret.) AC, DSC, CSM

One of Australia’s most distinguished career soldiers, Lieutenant General (retired) Ken Gillespie, AC, DSC, CSM, has joined the Board of Directors of leading local defence manufacturer, Australian Aerospace Limited. General Gillespie, who served with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for over 43 years, was appointed Chief of Army in July 2008, a position he held until his retirement in June 2011. Previously he had served as Land Commander Australia and Vice Chief of the Defence Force.

Stephen Baxter – Director

Former Regular Army electronics technician turned successful entrepreneur, Steve is the founder of early Internet Provider SE Net and co-founder of Australia’s premier competitive telecommunications infrastructure company, Pipe Networks Ltd (ASX:PWK). In 2008 he moved to the USA and joined Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) deploying high speed telecommunication infrastructure, before returning to Australia. He has been a Director on several successful ASX listed companies boards and is an Australian success story with extensive experience in successful start-up and listed companies. He is also founder of Brisbane based not-for-profit River City Labs - an early stage and start-up coworking space for tech and creative companies.

Danny Hogan MG – Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Director

Danny enlisted in the Australian Regular Army in 1991. In 1997 he attempted and successfully completed the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) selection course and was selected for further service within SASR. He has been recognised and awarded for his actions and leadership during his 21 year military career. His ability to plan, manage and execute tasks in complex and fast moving environments with sound judgment are proven. Danny is qualified in Military Freefall Parachuting Operations, and is a highly qualified senior dive instructor within the Special Air Service Regiment. He was selected and completed a two year military exchange in the USA with two of the USA’s elite Special Forces Commands where he gained his freefall qualifications with extensive use of VWT simulation training.

Wayne Jones – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director

Wayne Jones served for 21 years in the Australian Defence Force. The last 14 years of which were spent as part of the highly recognized SAS where he has been involved in multiple operations both overseas and in Australia. Wayne holds various senior instructor qualifications and has been at the forefront of Military Freefall development and training over the past 10 years. Wayne’s leadership and management qualities have been recognised throughout his career in the Defence force.

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