DMTC welcomes new Board member
Dr John Best has been elected to the Board of DMTC Ltd at the company’s recent Annual General Meeting.
Dr Best is the Vice President of Technology, Research & Development at Thales Australia (formerly ADI Ltd), which is a Core Participant of DMTC.
DMTC’s Chairman, Dr Peter Preston, welcomed Dr Best to the Board, saying his extensive technology development experience in defence industry and the broader defence sector would provide valuable strategic input to the Board of Directors.
Dr Preston also paid tribute to retiring Board Member, Mr Fred Eske, AM, for his strategic leadership not only on the Board of Directors, but also during the process of developing the DMTC concept and throughout its establishment in 2008. Mr Eske will continue to be intimately involved in DMTC activities through project activities.
Dr Best is the Vice President of Technology, Research & Development at Thales Australia (formerly ADI Ltd). Dr Best joined ADI Limited in 2003 and was appointed to his current role upon the formation of Thales Australia. He has overall responsibility for the technical capability of the company, which encompasses technical strategy, research and development, innovation, engineering process, engineering development and technical audits. Dr Best joined ADI following a 15-year career with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours in Physics from the University of Queensland, a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Wollongong and an MBA from the University of Adelaide.Posted by DMTC on December 3rd, 2009