Managing Director | Chief Security Officer
Wayne is the Founding Principal, Managing Director and Chief Security Officer of the Australian Defence Consultancy Group, a private company formed in 2008. A scientific project management background gives Wayne the ability to analyse, plan and execute complex tasks from the field to the boardroom. Recently retired after serving 47 years in the Australian Army, Wayne’s military expertise is in the area of armoured operations, defence facility security and Honours and Awards.
Wayne’s focus now is on the leadership of a great team of Defence and Commercial experts, strategic management, modernisation, and development of a thriving company where customer service remains paramount.
Rides: BMW and Royal Enfield motorcycles
Business Development Officer, South Region
David has extensive experience in various fields and uses this to help clients gain new positions and achieve new work experiences. He has worked in real estate, Air Traffic Control, Search and Rescue, security, instructing, risk, crisis and emergency management and human resources within Defence and civilian organisations. He has had a career in the Army Reserve for over 40 years, having been the Commanding Officer of the Melbourne Infantry Battalion, worked in Army HQ and Joint Operations Command, and has served in Domestic Operations.
He assists ADCG clients in obtaining security clearances; helping them find new employment; and assists with other aspects within ADCG.
Enjoys: Travel and meeting new people
Director of Business Development |Facility Access Manager
Ian is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon; the Army Command and Staff College and served for 33 years. He was seconded to the United Nations and deployed as an unarmed Military Observer to Israel and Beirut in 1986/87. Other significant appointments include Defence Adviser (Attaché) to Malaysia and the Chief of Defence Force Senior Liaison Officer to US Central Command in Florida.
Since retirement from full-time service, Ian has undertaken a range of commercial and Government projects. He is the Director Business Development and lead for Facility Access Management in ADCG.
AFL Team: Collingwood
Business Support Specialist
Gemma joined the team at ADCG in May 2020. With over 15 years’ experience in the various industries she brings skills in marketing including defining and developing vertical markets, event organisation and management, client account management, industry research and insights, business development, graphic design and social media management. Gemma has studied a bachelor of Science (UNSW) as well as being on her way towards achieving her MBA.
As Business Support Specialist, Gemma is responsible for accounts payable and receivable within ADCG, as well as internal team support with website development and ADCG software development and support.
Hobbies: Reading cook books, doing yoga and playing video games
Security Clearances and Consultancy Advisor
Rachel joins ADCG from a diverse customer service background. She is a University of Sydney graduate with a prior qualification in Communications (PR), and has recently completed a Project Management course. She has a professional background in the Government, Media and Healthcare industries, but is learning all about Defence from a wealth of experience in her ADCG colleagues and their networks.
Rachel is the Security Clearances and Consultancy Advisor for ADCG. She manages the consultancy branch of the business, helping to match consultants with contracting opportunities. She also provides to our DISP team and clients. Rachel’s strengths lie in helping to keep things organised, building relationships and improving systems.
Favourite past time: Gardening
Security Clearances Advisor
Kieran joined the ADCG team in 2020 as Security Clearances Advisor. Prior to commencing with ADCG he was in a logistics manager in the transport industry for 22 years. This involved looking after subcontractors and assisting in them in their day to day activities. Previous to this Kieran was a funeral director for eight years working with people at a very sensitive time. He valued being able to help people through stressful or emotional times.
Kieran’s role with ADCG as Security Clearances Advisor is to help clients with the process of obtaining a clearance as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
Loves: Time with his wife and 5 kids, classic old cars and music of any kind
Director Security Clearances
Matt leads ADCGs Security Clearances Capability and brings a wealth of risk, compliance and stakeholder management experience to the team.
Commencing in Australian Money Markets in 1985, Matt has written, spoken and dealt in domestic and international futures and equity markets on behalf of retail, Institutional and corporate clients.
Matt has a keen sense for building synergistic relationships that leverage into niche growth areas. As founding member of the team, he’s been a driving force behind the development of our processes and procedures and with true passion and commitment, he’s personally guided hundreds of applicants through to the successful granting of their Security Clearance.
Recharges by: Adventuring with family, swimming laps and growing veggies (not all at the same time!)