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Senior Ex-Defence personnel join APP's Defence Advisory Group

We welcome senior ex-Defence personnel Tim McOwan, Geoffrey Beck and Glenn Darnley-Stuart to APP’s Defence Advisory Committee. Together, they will augment our service offering for Defence by providing commentary on APP’s broader Defence strategy to grow and diversify our capability on Defence projects. The appointments reflect our investment into growing our capability and capacity, particularly in relation to Defence Capital Facilities and Infrastructure, Estate Planning and Capability and Sustainment Group.
APP ex-Defence personnel join APP's Defence Advisory Group

Tim McOwan is a former Commanding Officer of the Special Air Service Regiment, the Special Operations Commander Australia, the Head of Defence Staff in Washington DC and wide experience within the national security community as a senior public servant. He has over 45 years’ experience in leadership, planning and the command of operations combined with extensive leadership and management at the highest levels.

Geoffrey has extensive leadership and management experience at a strategic and operational level gained over 40 years in the Australian Army, the Department of Defence, Defence Industry and local government settings. He is a former Head of Defence Infrastructure Division and Director General Capital Facilities and Instructure Branch, responsible for the planning, management and investment in facilities and infrastructure on the Defence Estate. This included infrastructure planning and implementation of key capital programs to ensure Defence strategic and capability outcomes are achieved.

Glenn has extensive strategic and operational leadership and management experience developed over 41 years in the Australian Army and Oil & Gas industry. He is a former member of the Oil Search Executive Leadership Team, Executive General Manager Project Development, member of the PNG LNG Project Leadership Team and General Manager Operations.  His project and operations management skills are supported by expertise in governance, strategic management, risk management, project development and delivery, operational excellence, organisation culture and stakeholder engagement.

Adam Castro, APP’s Chief Executive Officer, says: “We want to understand the strategic challenges facing our Defence client, and how we can achieve better quality outcomes on both current and future projects. Tim, Geoffrey and Glenn are highly experienced specialists with extensive careers in Defence. They will provide critical guidance to our National Defence Leadership team for how we best engage with Defence to deliver these objectives.”

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