Jeff has over forty years experience in Aviation and thirty years business, engineering and maintenance management experience in a variety of positions. This includes 25 years operations and technical management in the Royal Australian Air Force, and establishing Ball Solutions Group in Australia in 1996 and growing it to $26m and 200 people in 6 years. He established KoBold Group in 2003 and is a strong advocate of the Professional Technical Services industry and the people who work in it.
Jeff is a Chartered Professional Engineer, and a Fellow of Engineers Australia. He sits on the Management Board of the Ipswich Arts Foundation, and has served on the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Queensland University of Technology and as a director of the Defence Teaming Centre in South Australia.
Business Manager, KoBold Systems
Martyn is a specialist in aligning Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with business strategy and execution. He started his career in IT over 20 years ago as a software engineer working for the Australian Defence Intelligence Organisation.
Martyn’s entrepreneurial spirit started in the late 1990s when he co-founded a software company focusing on innovative software solutions for Big Data. He was instrumental in directing the company’s growth from a literal garage beginning to a very successful international company with offices in Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo and New York in only a few years. He moved to San Francisco as Director and CEO of the company and quickly learnt the lessons of a fast growing IT company in Silicon Valley. Martyn sold his interest in his company and moved back to Australia where he was asked to help create a Managed Services company and create the strategy and execution model to grow the business. Martyn then moved to working with a team of global thought leaders focusing on helping high-growth Australian SMEs align their business strategy and execution with ICT.
Managing Partner, Services Brisbane
Mark has over 30 years of experience in maintenance management, logistics management, project management and complex contracting in both the aerospace and ground based mechanical equipment domains. Mark has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
As a former member of the Royal Australian Air Force, and having performed many projects for the Australian Defence Force, civilian aviation companies and general industry over the past 30 years, Mark has a deep understanding of Defence and aviation processes and systems. He also has excellent problem solving ability across an extensive range of technical, logistics, business management and personnel management disciplines.
Team Leader, ACCF Program
Kwon has over 14 years in Operations and Project Management experience. He is a certified PRINCE2 practitioner with proven experience as a strategic, as well as tactical, manager. Kwon has established a long track record of delivering results in complex projects.
He applies Operation Management skills across the dimensions of strategic needs analysis, design, control and delivery to yield tangible results across the business objectives. Kwon is able to lead teams on Defence, commercial and industrial projects, exercising the highest professional standards and leadership. He delivers results across all facets of operations and project cycles. Kwon is an excellent communicator and relationship manager, able to participate in complex negotiations and able to manage all stakeholder expectation, and is capable of leading in a complex multi-cultural and multi-disciplined environment.
Business Manager, Services Canberra
Phil has 15 years of experience in consulting, legislative reform, and IT project management and business analysis focussing on Business Intelligence. He has worked with clients from Defence, Government and commercial – from Boeing to DMO, and DSS. Recently, Phil supported the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to implement the COAG legislative reform of Domestic Commercial Vessel Marine Safety delivering an assurance program for maritime safety management systems. Phil has worked in mature PMOs, and has helped establish and mature PRINCE2 practices. He is a self-motivated, disciplined and enthusiastic team lead and senior consultant.
Phil holds Bachelors in both Mechatronics Engineering and Computer Science (University of Melbourne). He served 5 years as a Marine Engineering Officer - Submariner in the Royal Australian Navy, where he obtained a Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering Management.
Agile Project Manager, KoBold Systems
Chris has over 15 years of experience in software projects in developer, architect and management roles in both the aerospace and commercial domains. Chris has a Masters of Information Technology (Information Systems) from Queensland University of Technology.
Having worked on legacy mainframe systems to modern cloud-based solutions, he is passionate about delivering quality solutions regardless of technical constraints. His core focus is developing our talented software team.