EWS (AP) is delighted to add Jono’s expertise to the company, whose current workforce currently has over 300 years of combined military and defence service.
Jono retired from the Australian Army in 2021 after a 32-year career which included a variety of command, leadership and management roles, most notably within the Special Operations environment. His final role in the ADF was as the Commander of the Joint Counter Improvised Threat Task Force responsible for identifying and mitigating current, future and emerging technologies and threats to the ADF and coalition partners. He is moving onto the board whilst continuing his fulltime role with Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector Defense and Intelligence Leadership Team.
“Since transitioning from the ADF in 2021 and being exposed to the broad reach of the defence and intelligence industry, I realise more than ever the importance of collaborating across defence and intelligence eco-system. This extends to industry, academia, and other government organisations. The need to digitally transform and adopt new technologies at pace to counter the ongoing and emerging threats to national security is now more prevalent than ever,” Jono reflected.
“EWS (AP) is an upcoming sovereign Australian business with a deep heritage in the Australian Defence Force and its international partners. It is uniquely positioned to inform and empower their customers.
“Their human-centred approach, combined with the team’s intelligence, technical and operational know-how, were compelling reasons for me to join the board as an adviser and act as a mentor.
Jono said: “I am always learning from those I work directly with and industry peers, and genuinely get a kick out of helping organisations to become future-fit, to manage the risk that comes with digital transformation, and ultimately to deliver effective outcomes.
“I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to EWS (AP), and I’m really excited to be working with a team of quality individuals that bring expertise and passion to deliver unique solutions to those who put themselves in harm’s way for national security,” Jono concluded.
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