Capability through collaboration
DMTC continues to play a strategic and important role in defence innovation. I am enormously proud to lead the company, and perhaps even more proud of the team and its collective achievements.
For me, the balance between what we do and how we do it is critically important. It is one of the hallmarks of our team’s success. In terms of what we do, this Report can really only give a taste of the breadth and depth of our portfolio of activities. As for how we do it, one area of ongoing importance to DMTC is our business framework and our operating model, exemplified by our catchcry of capability through collaboration.
Our success in achieving ISO 9001 Quality Management accreditation has been highlighted previously. This year, we achieved accreditation to the new ISO 44001 Collaborative Business Management Systems standard, the first company to achieve this in Australia.
Taken together, these accreditations are further indicators of our commitment to quality and collaboration, and our continued drive to ensure that DMTC remains a best practice business partner for Defence, Government and the industry and research sectors.
Innovation with a purpose, and in a collaborative setting, will achieve and deliver dividends in relation to technology transfer and sovereign industrial capability. As detailed on p16 of this Report, conceiving, managing and directing innovation in a systematic, structured framework is a specialist undertaking in its own right. DMTC has for several years now worked with its partners in Defence, Government and across the research and industrial sectors to ensure that we represent trusted, effective and agile value.
Our commitment in this regard will never waver. I commend the Report to you.
Mark Hodge – CEO, DMTC