Currently the CEO of the Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing, (VCAMM), Brad draws on a unique defence and automotive industry based background and his qualifications in Science, Engineering and Management to provide industry focus and leadership in the research community.
Brad spent over a decade in the Royal Australian Air Force in engineering management positions at both front line fighter squadron and headquarters levels.
Subsequently Brad spent 15 years in the Australian Automotive industry managing a testing laboratory for GM, becoming the Chief Engineer of Holden Special Vehicles, establishing a successful CAD design company and becoming the Executive in Charge of Engineering Operations for the UK based TWR group here in Australia.
Since starting VCAMM in 2002, Brad has been instrumental in establishing, and growing, a commercially viable "one-stop shop" for industry to access the Victorian Research community. Brad has established a team that has successfully engaged industry, and developed a successful consulting arm, bid for well over $100M in funding from federal and state sources, established over half a dozen "spin off" companies, supported ASX listing of companies using VCAMM technologies.
Brad is currently an Adjunct Professor at Deakin University as well as being a Councillor on both the Victorian Small Business Advisory Council and the Federal Governments Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council.
Brad is the Chairman of Microheat Technologies Pty Ltd and is on the Boards of Cytomatix Pty Ltd and The Advanced Manufacturing CRC
Also, Brad and his VCAMM team has written and published reports for Government Ministers and was instrumental in the formulation and establishment of a number of large industry focussed Co-operative Research Centres.