Editorial advisory group

WA DEFENCE REVIEW is grateful for the support of the following distinguished senior professionals who kindly provide advice and guidance as part of our esteemed Editorial Advisory Group. As experts in their fields, their industry-leading qualifications and knowledge plays a valued role in contributing to WA DEFENCE REVIEW’s mission to bring an independent, yet WA-focused, perspective to military, strategic and defence industry issues at the state, national and international levels.

Guiding perspectives and trusted industry expertise providing depth of knowledge and valued advice.


Professor Peter Leahy AC, LTGEN (Rtd)

Foundation Director, National Security Institute, University of Canberra and Chief of Army (2002-08)


AIRMSHL Geoff Brown AO (Rtd)

Chair, Sir Richard Williams Foundation and Chief of Air Force (2011-15)


Dr Stephanie Koorey

Managing Consultant, OCRT

Tamryn Barker

Tamryn Barker

Co-founder and Director, CORE Innovation Hub and Founder, Perth Space Hub

Colleen Yates

Colleen Yates

CEO, Regional Development Australia - Perth and Director, Henderson Alliance

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Dr Gregor Ferguson

Senior Defence Industry Analyst and Commentator


Dr Carla Boehl

Chair, Asset Management Council and Non-Executive Director, Water Corporation

Tony Marceddo

Tony Marceddo

Director, Securing Digital Futures and Defence Research & Engagement Edith Cowan University

Colin McIvor

Dr Colin McIvor

Cluster Manager, Subsea Innovation Cluster Australia

Greg Salotti

Greg Salotti

Senior Defence Industry Advisor and former Defence Innovation Manager, Centre for Defence Industry Capability


Paul Stone

Managing Director, EDG Australia, Chairman, Subsea Energy Australia and Past President/Life Member, Energy Club WA.

Peter Kasprzak

Peter Kasprzak

Co-founder and Director, Innovate Australia and Co-founder and Director, Hydrogen Society of Australia


Professor Michael Evans

General Sir Francis Hassett Chair of Military Studies, Australian Defence College


Jillian Formentin

Engineering Director, Clough Congress and WA Division Committee Member, Engineers Australia


Terry van Haren DSM, AIRCDRE (Rtd)

Managing Director, LeoLabs Australia and former RAAF Air and Space Attaché to the United States in Washington DC (2018-20)

Ian Martinus

Dr Ian Martinus

Change Management Specialist, World Bank and former Director, WA AustCyber Innovation Hub


Dr Nick D’Adamo

Adjunct Member, Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia

Cam Dumesnya (2)

Cam Dumesny

CEO, Western Roads Federation and Director, TraumaSim


Brent Clarke

CEO, Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN)

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Cam Dumesny
CEO, Western Roads Federation and Director, TraumaSim

Cam graduated from RMC Duntroon in 1984, spending several postings as a Logistics Officer before undertaking 12 months study at the Royal Military College of Science in the United Kingdom. Following RMCS, Cam was posted to Research and Development facilities in the UK, United States of America and Australia. Upon leaving the Army after 18 years of service, Cam has held senior executive roles in manufacturing, technology and logistics companies working in both Australia and Asia.

Since 2016, Cam has presided as the CEO over WA’s peak industry body for transport and logistics – the Western Roads Federation. Cam is also a Director of TraumaSim an WA manufacturer exporting to over 30 defence forces around the world; a trustee director of a multi-billion dollar industry super fund and on the WA advisory board for Telstra.

Cam holds post-graduate qualifications in Logistics Management, Technology Management and a conferred Masters in Blast Wave Predictive Modelling.

Brent Clarke
CEO, Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN)

As a senior professional who has developed a defence and industry career spanning over 30 years, Brent was appointed as the CEO of the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) in May 2020. AIDN plays a foundational advocacy role promoting the interests of Australian defence industry, particularly for SMEs. 

Supplementing his role with AIDN, Brent also holds board affiliations with the Australian Maritime College and Hockey Australia.

Prior to entering the private sector, Brent served in the Royal Australian Navy as a submariner having served on HMAS’s Onslow, Farncomb, Ovens and Otway, and latterly on several navy surface vessels. 

Upon leaving the navy he graduated from the University of Queensland with a Master of Business Administration.

His career in defence industry has seen him hold a variety of senior roles from project to executive management in small, medium and multi-national defence companies, including BAE Systems Australia, Naval Group Australia, Saab Systems, Sonartech Atlas and Thales Australia.

Among the highlights of his defence industry career, Brent was promoted from COO to interim CEO of Naval Group Australia in March 2016. Prior to this he was Naval Group Australia’s Director for Strategy and Communications and Human Resources.

Similarly, Brent had worked for BAE Systems as the Head of Business Development, Strategy and Communications, Maritime and was involved in the following programs: Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) training package, Anzac-class ASMD modification, LHD initial in-service support package, commercial oil and gas work and commercial ship repair work.

Earlier, Brent was also the Vice President for the Naval Business Group at Thales Australia.