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ADAS has welcomed a new Board Chair Dr Stuart Cannon, and Board Member, Ben Law, as we farewell Board member Wendy Chambers and Chairman Ian Milliner, and thank Ian for his ten years of service on the ADAS Board.
Farewell Ian Milliner
ADAS and the Board of Directors say a fond farewell to Ian Milliner who has retired after ten years as a Board member – six of those as the Chair. Ian’s contributions to ADAS began long before his time on the Board, with him being the owner/manager of The Underwater Centre Fremantle (TUCF) from 1996 to 2015 and taking an active involvement in the development of ADAS training, policies and procedures during that time. As a Board member and Chair, Ian was integral to a large number of Working Groups and Sub- committees and was engaged in the creation and implementation of many ADAS programs which have improved ADAS services.
ADAS gives a heartfelt thank you to Ian for his many years of dedication and enthusiasm, and wish him the very best for his future endeavours.
Wendy served on the ADAS Board of Directors from 2020 to 2022, bringing her extensive experience in occupational diving, offshore operations and project management. ADAS thanks Wendy for her contributions to the Board, and wishes her well for her future ventures.
Dr Stuart Cannon
ADAS welcomes Dr Stuart Cannon as the new Chair of the Board. Stuart has long-standing and extensive experience in the maritime industry primarily focusing on naval architecture and engineering. He has held positions within the Naval Architectural industry in the UK, as well as academic positions in Australia and the UK. In addition to being a chartered engineer, Stuart holds fellowships with Engineers Australia, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, and the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering, and gained an Executive Masters degree in Public Administration in 2021.
Stuart’s passion and commitment to research and strategic planning is a valuable asset to ADAS, as is his involvement with Standards Australia and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping Technical Committee, and his strong involvement in the business world throughout his career.
Ben Law brings over 30 years’ experience in commercial diving and associated operations around the world. He has experience in all aspects of commercial diving including renewables, offshore oil and gas and salvage operations. Ben has held various positions during his career including Project Manager, Operations Manager, and Contracts and Commercial Manager; and is currently Diving & Vessel operations manager for Subsea 7 in Perth.
You can read more about Stuart and Ben’s backgrounds and experience on the Board of Directors page of the ADAS website.