Advisory Board

  • Neil Baker
    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Medulla

    With over two decades experience in the development and manufacturing of high-tech products in highly regulated markets, my experience is centred around establishing automated processes and test systems that ensure both Quality and Regulatory compliance. I’m an advocate of Current Good Manufacturing Process (CGMP) and the importance of data-feedback within a continuous improvement environment.

  • Jennifer Conley
    Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong

    Advanced manufacturing advocate with two decades' experience at the intersection of industry, research and government. Working with companies and organisations to achieve competitive advantage in the global market place, champion greater Asia-Australia business and investment, and develop thought leadership campaigns around advanced manufacturing, energy and tax policy, as well as global social issues. Passionate about building support, capability and opportunity for Australia's innovative small and medium sized companies.

  • Andrew Cooper
    CEO, Foxx – AM
  • Brad Flanagan
    National OT/IoT Lead, Deloitte

    Brad brings over 15 years professional and industry experience in IT risk and control services. Brad has extensive experience in IT Strategy & Governance, Operational Technology, Industrial Control Systems, IoT, Resilience and Emerging Technology.

    Brad has a broad range of experience across mining, utilities and real-estate sectors. He is currently the Deloitte National OT/IoT Lead and is responsible for developing robust strategies and controls to mitigate the cyber risks related to the introduction of technology such as IoT.

    This includes understanding cyber risks in relation to Smart Cities, ICS and Buildings. Brad brings an innovative, global-minded focus with a proven record of exceeding business goals and delivering impressive operations whilst protecting key organisational information assets.

  • Clive Milham
    National Technology Advisor, Industry 4.0, Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)

    As a National Technology Adviser on the Australian Federal Government's Entrepreneurs Programme, Clive is passionate about the future of Australian manufacturing and works closely with SMEs to improve their business performance through the strategic implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies.

    He is an accomplished technical manager, with more than 20 years of experience in engineering, innovation and business management. Clive has successfully delivered projects including engineering design, industrial research and development, component manufacturing and assembly, qualification and certification, production startup, business transformation, continuous improvement and quality management.

    He has worked with leading Australian universities, Cooperative Research Centres and the CSIRO and has managed international, cross-functional teams to deliver award winning outcomes. He has collaborated with leading companies and research organisations in China, France, Germany, UK, USA and Australia.

    Clive is a tertiary qualified mechanical engineer, holds a PhD in materials engineering and an MBA specializing in entrepreneurship and innovation management. His industry experience includes aerospace, rail, marine, plastics, oil and gas exploration, petrochemicals and mining.

    His career history includes leadership roles with multinational corporations, manufacturing startups, engineering consultancies and EPCM contractors.

  • Syed Shah
    Managing Editor, Manufacturing Monthly

    With more than a decade’s worth of experience of journalism in trade and mainstream media in Southeast Asia, Syed now helms Manufacturer’s Monthly by Prime Creative Media as its Managing Editor. He also heads Prime Creative Media Sydney's editorial team as the Group Managing Editor making sure that the titles he looks after live up to their brands' promise of growing individuals, organisations and industries. In addition, he has built a reputation as a sought after voice in thought leadership across different manufacturing verticals which has seen him chairing, moderating and speaking at various trade conferences/events in the past. 

    Syed possesses multiple undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in journalism, history and political science. However, his main interests (and forte) in reporting, however, lie in the fields of business and finance, engineering, supply chain and advances in industrial information technology.