Established in 2014, AeroPM is a consulting firm that engages across the private, government and military sectors. Based in Canberra, the company works with its clients Australia-wide to deliver a range of complex technical projects. AeroPM personnel are highly qualified and customer focussed authentic leaders, trained to perform in complex strategic environments. Through its people, AeroPM aspires to offer your program inter-disciplinary and cross-functional teams or individuals.
The Team at AeroPM
Our team is comprised of highly competent Level 2 - Level 4 project managers, engineers and logisticians. Expertise within the team is across a broad spectrum. Our prior experience is showcased at www.aeropm.net/our-experience.html
"The team at AeroPM is principally comprised of former ADF and APS engineers, Logisticians and Project Managers who understand and can thus contextualise the warfighting domain".
"The team at AeroPM is principally comprised of former ADF and APS engineers, Logisticians and Project Managers who understand and can thus contextualise the warfighting domain".
Emily Frizell - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Emily provides specialist consulting services in Project Management, Engineering, Airworthiness and Certification to the Department of Defence. An accomplished and proficient project manager (CPPM) and technical engineer (CPEng, EngExec, FIEAust) with experience in airworthiness and certification of Defence aircraft, assets and systems, including delivery of major changes to Type Design and major capital acquisition programmes. www.linkedin.com/in/emilyfrizell
Adam Frizell - General Manager (GM)
Adam is an accomplished and capable Project Manager (CPPM, AIPM), Chief Engineer and Technical Engineer (FIEAust, EngExec, CPEng), currently completing study towards award of an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) through the UNSW Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) program. Adam has significant experience in project management, leadership, airworthiness and technical certification of Defence aircraft, assets and systems, including delivery of major capital acquisition programmes and major changes to Asset Type Designs. www.linkedin.com/in/adamfrizell
Amay Kamat - Principal T&E and Systems Engineer
Amay is a multi-skilled aerospace engineer with experience in leading complex and multi-faceted aerospace programs and projects through Test and Evaluation (T&E), Engineering, Certification and Airworthiness. Amay has held a range of critical senior positions and has significant practical experience in T&E (Preview T&E, DT&E, AT&E and OT&E), Major Capital Acquisitions and Defence Capability Life Cycle. He is an accomplished Flight Test Engineer graduate from the Empire Test Pilots’ School, UK and a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust CPEng). www.linkedin.com/in/amaykamat
Marc Loxton - Systems Engineering and Certification
Marc accrued 10 years as an Engineering Officer in the RAAF as well as 4 years as a Software Engineering consultant developing desktop and web applications. Marc has attained specialist skills in Aviation software, System Safety and in UAS Airworthiness, with significant experience in Aircraft Certification. Marc has exceptionally strong complex-system concept development experience as well as in the development of systems engineering frameworks and applying formal systems engineering techniques to hard and soft-system problems.
Daniel Barrett - Certification and ICT Integration
Dan is an experienced Project Engineering Manager and Project Manager with specialist skills in acquisition, certification, tactical data links, ICT integration and ICT project management. Dan is experienced in air and ICT domains and skilled in leadership, management and mentoring. Dan is also experienced in Direct Commercial Sales, Foreign Military Sales and US Government Co-Operative Programs and an expert in stakeholder liaison and management in this realm. Most recently, Dan was the Senior Engineering Manager for the P-8A Program leading the integration of all major systems into Australian strategic ICT environments, including native integration of the Aircraft’s Mission System and Ground Support System. Previously, Dan has held the position ofProject Engineering Manager for the acquisition of two C-17A aircraft within eight months of project initiation. www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-barrett
Andrew Calderazzo - Software Systems Engineering, ICT and Information Management
Andrew is a specialist Software Systems Engineer with extensive experience in ICT management in complex projects and Regulatory Authorities, including Information Management, hardware and software support. Andrew has developed and managed sophisticated information systems in the Airworthiness and Coordination Policy Agency, Naval Aviation Squadrons, and major aviation acquisition projects. Andrew's expertise extends to risk and quality management, policy development and implementation.
Nigel Curry - ICT Project Management
Nigel has broad leadership experience in government and Army, with a background in ICT, security coordination and event management. He is successful in leading public-sector transformation and change programs with a focus on translating strategic direction and implementing new ICT and business capability to improve organisational outcomes. Nigel has significant experience leading teams and building capability in ICT strategy and operations, program and project management, security and event coordination and delivery of security arrangements for major events. www.linkedin.com/in/nigel-curry
Paul Hogan - Engineering, ILS, Project Management
Paul is an accomplished technical engineer (CPEng, MIEAust) and Defence Logistics Support specialist with a Masters of Logistics. He has been involved in some of the most technically challenging and complex Defence projects including JSF, submarines, ship acquisitions, JORN and Air Battle Management. Paul has held positions in most Defence Groups and specialises in writing Source Evaluation Reports for major Defence tender evaluations. Paul is a quick study and can develop compelling business cases for asset support. www.linkedin.com/in/paul-hogan
Tim Bowden - Marketing & Comms, Project Management
An experienced Marketing and Communications specialist, Tim has experience across Defence, Education and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods sectors. Tim has an extensive background in leading teams, project management and delivering communications and campaigns resulting in positive behavioural change of target audiences. In a previous role as the RAAF Marketing Manager for Defence Force Recruiting, the quality of his work was recognised through recruitment target achievement and dozens of industry effectiveness awards. Tim has recently completed his Executive Masters in Business Administration through the UNSW Australian Graduate School of Management. www.linkedin.com/in/timbowden
Timothy Webster – ILS and Project Management
Tim is an experienced Integrated Logistics Support Manager, with an extensive background in leading teams of logistics practitioners, and working in Defence acquisition projects. He has exceptional skills and experience across the broad Materiel Logistics domain and the Capability Life Cycle, however specialises in introducing large, complex acquisition projects into service and transition to sustainment. Tim also has significant experience in providing Project Management support services.
Mark Walmsley - Project Management, Test & Evaluation
Mark is an accomplished executive with specific skills in test & evaluation, aircraft certification, project management, productivity improvement, management consulting, and executive management. In Defence Mark served as the Commonwealth Test Pilot for Project Wedgetail in Seattle; and Commanding Officer of both AMTDU and briefly ARDU. Mark advised Rio Tinto Iron Ore and several state healthcare departments on operational improvement initiatives yielding substantial gains. Mark holds a B.ENG (Aero), MSc, and MBA qualifications; as well as formal test pilot, project management, and systems engineering certifications.
Steve Blacker – Project Management
Steve is an experienced and capable Project Manager (CPPM, AIPM) who has completed a Masters in Project Management through UNSW. An extensive background in leading large and small teams in support of Land-based Rapid Acquisition and Major Capital Acquisition Projects across all stages of the Capability Life Cycle. Steve is well regarded in Defence for his ability to establish and maintain relationships across organisations and communicate to key organisational decisions makers.
Craig Lipman - Systems Engineer
Craig is a highly capable Systems Engineering Manager with over twenty years of experience in Defence Materiel Acquisition and Sustainment activities. He has specialist skills in the design and delivery of complex, software-intensive, military C4I systems, with extensive specific experience in ADF Air Battlespace Management and Air Traffic Management environments. Having held a range of senior engineering management roles within CASG, Craig has demonstratable ability to oversee and develop emergent engineering teams whilst simultaneously ensuring timely completion of project deadlines within specified budgets. Craig holds BEng (AeroAv) and MBA qualifications, and is presently studying towards a Masters of Cyber Security Operations through UNSW. www.linkedin.com/in/craig-lipman
Mauricio Bassaletti - ILS, Contract Management and WH&S
Mauricio has 33 years experience in Air Force as an Aircraft Technician and Logistician with well rounded logistics experience in Integrated Logistics Support, Contract Management, Auditing and Work Health and Safety. Mauricio has a proven track record in large projects including the acquisition of the AEW&C Capability, the introduction of MILIS and the introduction High Risk Work licencing to Air Force. Mauricio is adaptable and resilient in any Logistics role.
Brandon Warwick - Software Engineer, Cyber and T&E
Brandon is an experienced Software Engineer with experience in planning, developing and deploying simple and complex software in varying environments and languages. Brandon has experience in multiple defensive cyber security roles, and has lead and supported a wide variety of test and evaluation activities on Air Force platforms. His experience in all of these environments has allowed become an experienced engineer with the ability to adapt to any environment. Brandon brings with him a strong skillset and desire to lead, manage and mentor both individuals and projects. www.linkedin.com/in/brandonwarwick
David Holder – Strategic HR Management
David is a high calibre consultant with expertise in optimising workforce management practices to enhance people-based capabilities. Having served over 25 years in the RAAF as an Air Combat Officer (Navigator), instructor, operational airworthiness auditor, and doctrine author, David is an adaptable leader with deep practical experience in achieving results in complex environments. David’s senior roles in two of the Big Four consulting firms, workforce manager in a Federal Government agency, RAAF squadron executive, and executive coach, have given him a broad knowledge base for creating and applying methodologies to develop high performing people, teams, and organisations. www.linkedin.com/in/davidholder
Matt Travers - Program and Project Management
"Matt is an experienced Project and Program Manager with an extensive background in leading and supporting Defence and Defence Industry acquisition projects. He has exceptional skills and experience across the Project Management domain and the Capability Life Cycle with particular specialisation in introducing large, complex Maritime acquisition projects into service. Matt also has significant experience in providing Program Management services and holds a Master of Project Management from the University of New South Wales and is a Certified Practising Project Director with the Australian Institute of Project Management. www.linkedin.com/in/MattTravers
Kim Roantree - Procurement & Senior Design Engineer
Kim is a tertiary qualified engineer with over fifteen years of experience contracting in major Defence acquisition projects. Kim has managed engineering aspects of several major Defence acquisition projects. He has operated at different stages in the project lifecycle from the project definition phase to the test and evaluation. As an engineer, Kim has worked as the Engineering Manager during the project definition phase of JP 2089 Phase 2B, F/A-18A/B Digital Close Air Support, as a Senior Design Engineer for Project Air 5402, Air to Air Refuelling Capability and most recently progressed the Sustainment Design and Implementation of Project Air 6000, Joint Strike Fighter.
Chris Nelms - Engineering, ILS & PM
Chris is a multi-skilled aerospace engineer with extensive experience in Program and Project Management, Sustainment Management, Engineering and ILS Management, and specialist skills in airworthiness, aircraft certification, contract negotiation and stakeholder liaison and management. He has held prominent positions in the Defence environment and private industry across a broad range of industrial sectors, including Maritime, Air, Rail, and Communications. Chris holds an MBA with a specialisation in Project Management, is an accomplished leader, manager and mentor, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (FIML, CMgr). www.linkedin.com/in/chrisnelms
Ryan Wilson - Project Management and Engineering
Lead engineer for the development and delivery of Project programs including airworthiness, certification, system safety, aircraft structural integrity, propulsion system integrity and production build quality assurance - for the Major capital acquisition of a 5th generation, airborne ISREW capability for Defence. Developed the documentation suite to advance the project through 1st Pass and Gate 2 government approvals, including the Functional Performance Specification, acquisition strategy and airworthiness management strategy. Developed the project’s foundational programs, including Test & Evaluation, Configuration Management, Systems Engineering, Airworthiness Certification, Product Build Quality and Aircraft and Engine Structural Integrity. Established multiple Foreign Military Sales cases with the US Air Force, to execute technical programs of activity including risk reduction investigations, preliminary design development and review and delivery of the first three 'green' aircraft. Successfully engaged and consulted with US Air Force and US Contractor staff under significant budget and schedule pressures, across geographically and culturally disperse circumstances, to mature the project from initial concept through to critical design, whilst preserving core capability requirements.
Peter Nugent - Flight Test, Certification & Airworthiness
Peter is a talented aerospace engineer with demonstrated success in flight test engineering, certification, airworthiness, operations and project management. During his twenty years of service with the RAAF, Peter led teams on overseas operations and loves to project air power in support of the Australian Government. His flight test tours have seen him lead many critical flight test programs that have grown Australia’s capabilities related to stores clearance and air-to-air refuelling in particular. He has worked closely with the Defence Aviation Safety Authority in crafting smart regulation for both flight test and maintenance organisations and separately, he has been the architect for Defence’s acquisition of a Space Situational Awareness capability. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the National Test Pilot School, USA, a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Course. www.linkedin.com/in/petenugent
Tiemo Modersitzki - Project Management
Tiemo is a highly driven and multi-skilled Technical Project Management professional with extensive experience creating and delivering technical project solutions. He possesses a unique combination of skills, and offers 16 years of experience within the Defence space both as a serving member and as a civilian working in the Defence industry. Tiemo has knowledge and expertise across the joint military technical environment, paired with project management and CASG project experience, hands-on engineering skills with electrical/electronic/mechanical systems fault finding and repair, defence technical regulatory frameworks and requirements. He also possess Integrated Logistics Systems (ILS) knowledge and experience. Tiemo is a Certified Practising Project Manager with the Australian Institute of Project Management. www.linkedin.com/in/tiemo-modersitzki
Stuart Munro - Project Manager
Stuart is an accomplished Project Manager with over 19 years of significant experience consulting to organisations in the Defence, Government, Education and Transport sectors delivering program & project management and contract administration through a diverse range of civil, infrastructure and building projects. His proactive everyday management of projects reflects his passion to generate opportunities for people to excel, and his contribution as a WYWM Veteran Mentor, PCA 500 Women in Property Mentor as well as a guide for Athletes with Disabilities for Achilles International highlights his unwavering dedication, expanding on his coaching of graduates, mentoring of junior staff and championing organisational change and development initiatives. www.linkedin.com/in/stuart-munro/
Paul Parolo, CSC - Project Management, Engineering
Paul is a highly regarded engineer (CPEng) and project manager (CPPM) with extensive experience in the military and private sectors, including complex major capital acquisition and asset management programs. With strong analytical and communication skills, Paul quickly builds trusted relationships with stakeholders, delivering high quality products and services. Whilst serving in Defence, Paul served as a Chief Engineer (aerospace) and held specialist positions in propulsion systems/gas turbine certification, airworthiness regulation, aviation fuel quality control and safety management systems. Paul holds a BEng (Aero), MSc (Thermal Power/Gas Turbine Design), MMaintRelEng and AdvDip in WHS. Paul also holds a number of professional certifications including Certified Practitioner in Asset Management (CPAM) and Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA, WPiAM). Paul also served on the Standards Australia Working Group that authored Handbook 205:2017 ‘Managing health-and-safety related risks'.
Lalin Naidu - Systems Engineering
A subject matter expert in the Systems Engineering domain, Lalin has leveraged this skill to great effect in the provision of specialist expertise in the acquisition, certification, risk management and capability definition support to Sea, Land and Joint Programs within Defence. Lalin's vast experience includes expertise in the development of Capability Definition Documentation and Engineering Management in each domain. Lalin is a Chartered Professional Engineer and holds a Masters in Systems Engineering from the University of New South Wales. www.linkedin.com/in/lalin.naidu
Mae Grant - Administrative Assistant
Mae joins AeroPM as the Administrative Assistant working alongside Emily and Adam in the day to day operations of the company. Mae provides Operational Support, Human Resource Management and Financial Support, with a strong technology and systems skill set – including Xero and Microsoft Office. Mae is also heavily involved in account management, from invoicing to database management, data entry and cross referencing of information, suitability and referee checking. She is an energetic and collaborative team member with highly developed verbal and written communication skills, diligent attention to detail and she brings high calibre customer service to her everyday performance. https://www.linkedin.com/in/Mae.Grant