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Change to ADAS Board

The ADAS Board of Directors welcomes two new members, Adrian Evans and Dr Stuart Cannon. 

In March and April, the ADAS Board of Directors approved the appointment of Adrian and Stuart who both have a strong maritime background and can bring a multitude of skills and knowledge to the Board.

Adrian Evans
With the retirement of Ian Bray from the ADAS Board, Adrian Evans has been appointed in his place.  It has been a long-standing commitment of the Board that a person with strong links to the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is in the best position to provide the Board with views and understandings of occupational divers.  Adrian’s appointment maintains this commitment.

Ian has been a valued member of the ADAS Board since late 2011 and has provided input and perspective not only as a union representative but also as someone highly experienced in the maritime industry.  Ian recently retired from his position as the MUA’s Assistant National Secretary to take on the role of International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Coordinator for Australia.  ADAS and the ADAS Board wish Ian every success in his new role and thank him for the many years he has provided to the Board.

Adrian Evans

Adrian Evans takes his position on the ADAS Board in conjunction with being appointed the new MUA Assistant National Secretary.  Adrian began his maritime career in 1991 as an apprentice mechanic before becoming an ITF inspector in 2007, and a union official in 2009.  His extensive experience in safety and training, and his union expertise, are welcomed by both ADAS and the ADAS Board and we look forward to working with him in the future.

Dr Stuart Cannon

Dr Stuart Cannon
Stuart is the current Chief Technology Officer: Innovation and Strategic Research for the Australian Department of Defence.  This role is represents an accumulation of knowledge gained during his career in the maritime engineering and naval architecture fields in which Stuart has been instrumental in research and development of Royal Australian Navy surface ships.  Stuart is also currently an Adjunct Professor in Hydrodynamics and Maritime Engineering at the University of Tasmania’s Australian Maritime College, and holds a number of fellowships including Engineers Australia, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, and the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering.

Stuart’s passion and commitment to research and strategic planning is an asset to ADAS, with extensive connections to Standards Australia and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, and his strong involvement in the business world throughout his career.

More information about Adrian and Stuart can be found on the ADAS Board of Directors website page.

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