Dr. Brad Ferguson
Project Lead - EW, Air Warfare Destroyer Systems Centre
Dr Brad Ferguson is currently the EW Project Lead for the Air Warfare Destroyer Project at Raytheon. In this role he is the lead for the design, specification, procurement, integration and testing of the EW suite for Australia’s Air Warfare Destroyers.
Brad Ferguson has over 10 years of experience in EW industry. Prior to his current role at Raytheon, he worked in Tenix’s Electronic Systems Division on several EW projects including the Cuttlefish Radar Electronic Attack system, the SIDEARM photonic link augmentation for EW receivers, and the MENACER radar.
Brad Ferguson has BE and PhD degrees from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Adelaide. He is a past recipient of several awards including the AOC Industry Award, the South Australian Tall Poppy award, the Fulbright Scholarship and the Engineers Australia SA Young Professional Engineer of the Year. He has authored and co-authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, and has been accepted into the US-based Raytheon Engineering Leadership Development Program. His research interests include radar and EW digital signal processing, and THz imaging.
Mr. Scott Goyne
Client Executive, National Security & Intelligence, Fujitsu Australia Limited
Mr. Scott Goyne is currently the Client Executive,National Security & Intelligence for Fujitsu Australia Limited responsible for the development of the various classified applications and systems in support of national security agencies. He currently leads a diverse group of staff assisting Defence with Project Management, Systems Engineering, Software and Hardware Design and Development, Test and Evaluation and Capability Definition. He also leads a team that has undertaken a business process reform program for a Defence Systems Program Office (SPO).
Scott joined the RAAF and graduated from the RAAF School of Radio in 1978 as a Radio Technician (Air). He has since completed a Certificate of Technology (Electronics), Diploma of Engineering (Avionics), Master Project Director (MPD) Level 6, and an Advanced Diploma in Project Management.
Scott has more than 34 years of experience in technology management and systems engineering and has conducted independent project reviews and developed strategic project plans, logistics support concepts and cost estimates for many complex technology projects and is a former Design Engineer for RAAF Electronic Warfare and F-111 Avionics systems.
Scott brings expertise in areas of Business Development, Project & Program Management, Systems Engineering, Capability Definition Documentation, Information and Communications Technology, Integration Design and Implementation, and Technical Leadership.
Mr. W. L. (Bill) Lawrence
Director, LSPSPO, DMO
Bill Lawrence is the Director of the Land Self Protection System Program Office, based in Canberra. His current responsibilities include directing the strategic procurement, rapid acquisition, sustainment and DMO operational support of systems to counter remote controlled IEDs.
In Bill’s recent past, he was the joint pseudo-Chief of Staff to the Head Electronic Systems, where he was involved in the demerger of the Electronics and Weapons Systems businesses, the development of the new Defence White Paper, the costing and content of the Defence Capability Plan, and a number of Electronic Systems structural and efficiency initiatives.
Bill has been involved in the build-up of the Electronic Systems Integration Branch within DMO and an initiator in the stand-up of the Defence Electronics Sector Development Forum. He has been a project sponsor within CDG (Project Arrangement 10 and the restructure of the airborne EW Self-Protection program), an operations manager in the DMO EW Project Office, and has managed the DMO development of emerging EW projects.
Bill has a communications and computing background dating from the late-1970s, where he worked with the then Telecom Australia (now Telstra), before joining the RAAF as a direct entry pilot in 1982. In RAAF service he piloted C-130H Hercules aircraft and a number of F-111 variants, before leading the delivery and introduction to operational service of 15 F-111G aircraft in the early-mid-1990s.
Bill has completed the AICD Company Directors Course. He has a long association with electronic warfare dating back to the stand-up of what is now JEWOSU in Adelaide in the early 1990s. Bill would bring to the AOC a knowledge base in emerging elements of the land self protection domain, backgrounds in capability development and DMO procurement and sustainment, and experience in the running of high-tempo operational and business units.
Mr. Chris Lindemann
Project Manager Launch Sub System (Nulka Program),
BAE Systems Defence Australia
Chris Lindemann is a Project Manager with BAE Systems’ Weapons Systems Line of Business, and is directly responsible for leading the Project Definition Study (and the bid), which will define the next generation of Nulka Active Missile Decoy system. The Legacy Nulka program has been a BAE success story since the system entered service in the mid 90’s.
His early career began as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer before returning to study his undergraduate engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Lindemann’s previous roles have provided technical leadership to numerous defence projects with Tier 1 organisations including Gippsland Aeronautics, Tenix Defence Systems, ASC Pty Ltd and now BAE Systems. In these roles his technical domain expertise has been primarily concerned with the Platform Integration of Combat Systems onto military platforms.
Mr. Lindemann has held several executive positions for not – for – profit organisations including Engineers Australia, the Australian Society for Defence Engineering and the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Mr. Lindemann holds Trade Qualifications in Aircraft Maintenance, undergraduate qualifications in Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Certificates in; Business Administration, Test and Evaluation, Project Management and Astrophysics, a Masters in Systems Engineering and is currently working towards a Masters in Project Management.
Through the amalgamation of Mr Lindemann’s technical background and broad academic achievements, he offers a driven leadership approach, extensive industry knowledge and dedication of service.