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IET/IEEE Retired Engineers Group (South Australia) - South Australia's Defence Industry

An overview of the current status and future direction of South Australia’s defence industry


The talk will give an overview of the current status and future direction of South Australia’s defence industry.

Following the Defence Strategic Review, the shape of South Australian industry capabilities are likely to evolve significantly.

This will be matched with new engineering challenges and skills requirements.

There is significant investment from government and industry to respond to these challenges. Opportunities to contribute to the exciting future of South Australia’s defence industry will be discussed.


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03 Apr 2024  

1:00pm - 2:00pm

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  • South Australia and Northern Territory Local Network

Registration information

If you have any enquiries, please contact Don Gigg at or Jeremy Lai at




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Dr. Dave Ormrod

Director Information Warfare, Defence SA

Dave Ormrod joined Defence SA in July 2023 as the inaugural Director Information Warfare (IW). A leader in IW and cyber security with more than 25 years of industry experience, Dave is focused on maximising opportunities for South Australian defence industry across the key areas of intelligence surveillance reconnaissance and electronic warfare, cyber and ICT for Defence and space. Dave’s past experience includes service in the Australian Defence Force, as well as working with defence industry, federal and state government, and the cyber security industry more broadly. Dave has worked in Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. Dave has a PhD in Computer Science and is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University; Chief Information Security Officer Program and the US Joint Staff College; Joint Information Operations Planning Course. Dave is an Australian Signals Directorate endorsed member of the Information Security Registered Assessor Program (IRAP), as well as a certified IRAP trainer through the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre.



Engineers Australia South Australia Division

108 King William Street
Adelaide, South Australia





Free of charge