The Ministers for Innovation and Defence Materiel announced today that Mr Tony Quick has been appointed as director of the new Enterprise Connect Defence Industry Innovation Centre.
The Defence Industry Innovation Centre is a part of the Australian Government’s Enterprise Connect program and will offer a range of hands-on services to small to medium enterprises in the Defence industry sector. The Centre is a key element of the Rudd Government’s $61 million defence industry skilling package.
This is an excellent appointment. Tony Quick has an extensive background in the defence industry, most recently as Director and General Manager of GKN Aerospace Engineering Services, an Australian company heavily involved the Joint Strike Fighter project.