The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) will bring together the private sector, Defence and AusIndustry to transform the relationship between Defence and industry to help deliver the cutting-edge capability our armed forces require. This is a 10-year, $230 million investment that will create more jobs and drive growth in Adelaide and across the country. The CDIC will work with small-to-medium enterprises across Australia to promote defence industry competitiveness and guide the priorities across defence industry. The Centre will also offer a range of advisory services including mentoring, defence market access, export facilitation and global supply chain development.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    F. Non Statutory - Function w Separate Branding

  • Established By / Under


  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No, but disclosed in parent's financial statements

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    12 February 2016

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Tony Fraser 5 November 2018 Determined by the appointer
Other Ms. Kate Carnell AO 3 July 2019 3 July 2021
Member Mr. Chris Williams 4 November 2020 4 November 2021
Member Ms. Kate Louis 17 December 2019 16 December 2021
Member Mr. James Fitzgerald 3 July 2019 2 July 2021
Member Ms. Karen Stanton MBA, BCom, MTech 13 August 2019 12 August 2021
Member Mr. David Johnston 23 April 2018 1 January 2099
Member Ms. Amanda Holt 3 July 2019 2 July 2021
Member Mr. Neil Sunners 16 December 2019 11 December 2021
Member Mrs. Christine Zeitz 4 November 2020 4 November 2021
Member VACANT    
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