We have a new committee member joining us, Marco Meloni our new Defence and Aerospace Domain Lead. Please join me in welcoming him to the committee!
Marco is a passionate engineering executive with over 20 years’ experience in the field of engineering in both the Defence Industry and Government sectors. Throughout his career, Marco has had direct leadership responsibility for the design and engineering assurance of mission-critical systems for medium and large projects in Australia and Europe.
Marco joined Jacobs Australia in January 2015 and following a series of appointments to senior roles with the AIR5431 Phase 3 project team within the Airservices Australia OneSKY program, he was appointed to his current role as Chief Engineer of Air Defence Systems (ADS) Branch in early 2021.
As a result of his dedication and commitment to AIR5431 Phase 3 Marco was awarded a Silver commendation recognising his unfailing commitment to implementing a high level of discipline within systems engineering processes and always being available and willing to provide guidance and mentoring to both the Defence and Airservices Australia engineering team.
As the ADS Branch Chief Engineer Marco provides functional leadership to the engineering team and contributes to executive and leadership decision making within the Branch.
ADS Branch is delivering four foundational projects as part of the Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) program: AIR6500 Phase 1, AIR6502 Phase 1, AIR6503 Phase 1 and AIR7004 Phase 1. The IAMD program is one of the most complex and challenging programs in Australian Defence Force (ADF) history, one that seeks to transform the ADF’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) capability into a fully networked, fifth-generation force better able to protect its airspace and assets.
ADS Branch is being presented with a range of challenges requiring a novel approach to systems engineering, such challenges include system-of-systems nature of the IAMD capability, an agile delivery methodology and adoption of emerging technologies (eg. hypersonic).
We are looking forward to working with Marco and if you are interested in contributing to the definition of or participating in Defence and Aerospace activities, please reach out to him on linkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/marco-meloni-2b154325/