Chief Executive Officer
BEng (Hons) and PhD Engineering (Monash)
Mark Hodge has served as Chief Executive Officer of DMTC since its inception in June 2008, overseeing the organisation’s success in a range of activities centred on Australia’s defence and national security. He has led the strategy for DMTC’s transition to a sustainable industry capability partner as agencies across Government increasingly look to industry to support Australia’s strategic national security objectives. He is a tireless advocate for science and technology and its applications in advancing Australia’s national interests, and has worked in leadership and professional roles in the defence and aerospace fields for his entire professional career.
Dr Hodge serves on a range of advisory boards, committees and panels, including the Department of Defence’s Innovation Steering Group and as Chair of the Board of the AUSMURI Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Metallurgical Alloys Program. He is a former Director and Deputy Chair of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Association. An author of several research publications on advanced defence materials, Dr Hodge is the recipient of several industry and research-sector awards and is a fellow of The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.