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


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.


On Google Docs

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2008/2009 Activities

Board Activity

The Board of Dirrectors of the Australian Chapter of the AOC has spent a substantial amount of time reviewing the operation of the Association in Australia including the performance of the Board. As members will be aware, the Board rewrote the constitution of the association in preparation for Incorporation. Incorporation provides two main benefits, liability protection for the directors and accountsbility of the directors and the board to the association as well as ensuring more rigid governance. As part of these activities, the board defined the following standing (or sub) committees to improve the day to day running of the association:

  • Events
  • Convention
  • Membership
  • Communication (Including Professional Development)
  • Audit

Attendance at 2009 Defence and Industry Conference

Thanks to Defence SA for hosting us on one of their pod stands. The event was highly successful for the Chapter with many contacts made and several hundred 2010 conference flyers and membership application forms distributed.

2009 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was held on the 15th of April 2009. A highly enjoyable night was had by all. The 2009 Australian Chapter Awards were presented. See the 2009 Awards page for detailed information.

Passing of Two Friends

Sadly, 2009 has seen the passing of two very dear friends and long serving members of the association, Nigel Johnson and Simon Rockliff. Both have been key players in the development of EW capability in Australia and will be sorely missed.

2008 Convention

The 2008 convention was very successful with a full program of technical speakers in three streams for the first time. Many thanks to the sponsors, exhibitors and delegates for your continued support and thanks to the board and organising group for all your work.


Directors for the Australian Chapter are elected for a 2 year term and the executives are elected annually.





Mr Jurgen Opfer Dr Tom Millhouse SQNLDR Fernando C Gonzalez Mr Glen Deards






WGCDR Michael Reidy FLTLT Kate Yaxley Dr Brad Ferguson Dr Anthony P Szabo






Mr Allan Dundas Mr Anthony Smart Mr James Groessler Mr David Enchelmaier


  Mr Jeff Malone    



WGCDR Joe Bennett WGCDR(Rtd) Jeff Walsh


Dr Jackie Craig
Chief, Electronic Warfare and Cyber Division (CEWCD), DSTG



Air Vice-Marshal Peter Nicholson, AO