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 Ian Young (Director) – ANU

Ian YoungProfessor Ian Young was appointed Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University in March 2011, having previously been Vice-Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology for 7 years (2003 to 2011). He was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide from 1999 to 2003. For part of this time he simultaneously held the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (International).

Professor Young has held the positions of Chair of Education Australia Ltd and Director of IDP Education Pty Ltd. From 2009 to 2011, he was a Member of the Australian Qualifications Framework Council.

Following a PhD at James Cook University of North Queensland, Professor Young began his academic career at the Max Planck Institut fur Meteorologie, Hamburg Germany, ultimately becoming Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Professor Young’s research interests are in Coastal and Ocean Engineering and Physical Oceanography. He has a distinguished academic career, having published three books and more than 100 refereed papers. He has had sustained research support from the Australian Research Council and has been a consultant to the US Navy and the offshore oil and gas industry in Australia, Asia and North America.

He has won numerous awards including: The C.N Barton Medal and Lorenz G. Straub Medal. In 2003 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Australian Society. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

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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