The Board

David Gaul (Chair)

David GaulDavid Gaul is a Non-Executive Director and co-founder of CEA Technologies. Before forming the Company, David spent 22 years in the Royal Australian Navy. David is a Foundation Fellow of the AICD, served as councillor of AICD ACT and the ACT Division of the Australian Business Chamber.  David has served as a member of the ACT Government’s various business advisory boards over the last 10 years. Other forums he has served include: The Reserve Bank of Australia Small Business Committee, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Industry Policy and Innovation Committee, Canberra Business Council Executive, Australian Science Festival Board, ABL Defence Industry Committee of Council, Governor, Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering. Member, Cooperative Research Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (CSSIP) Board and member of the IR&D Board’s COMET/ICIP Committee.

In August 2002, David became a Companion of Engineers Australia.  David was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for his service to Australian Defence and was named Entrepreneur of the Year 2003 in the Technology, Communication, E Commerce and Life Sciences category. David has recently been awarded as an 2009/2010 Australian Export Hero.

 Professor Brian SchmidtProfessor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS – Vice Chancellor – BS Phys, BS Astro, AM Astro, PhD Astro

The Vice-Chancellor is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ANU.

The Vice-Chancellor guides strategy and day-to-day leadership for the University and is also a member of the Council.

Professor Brian P. Schmidt was appointed Vice-Chancellor of ANU in January 2016.

Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU). Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor Schmidt was an astrophysicist at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics before becoming Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Schmidt received undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona in 1989, and completed his Astronomy Master’s degree (1992) and PhD (1993) from Harvard University. Under his leadership, in 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The United States Academy of Science, and the Royal Society, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2013.

Philip Brown (Director) – MTAA Super Fund

Philip Brown joined MTAA Super in April 2005 and is Executive Manager, Investment Operations.  He has more than 14 years’ experience in the financial services industry across a range of roles primarily involving managing institutional investment portfolios for not for profit funds.  Prior to joining MTAA Super Philip held roles at the Private Health Insurance Administration Council and Medibank Private Limited, following eight years in the Commonwealth Public Service.  Philip holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

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