Adelaide, 11th June 2020 – Silentium Defence, the leader in passive radar surveillance systems for Defence and civilian customers today announced the appointment of Defence Industry leader, Kim Scott to the position of Chair of its Board of Directors.
Mr Scott brings more than 35 years’ experience in Defence and Defence Industry to the role where he will be responsible for overseeing design and implementation of company strategy alongside the CEO.
His appointment provides valuable local and international experience at a time when Silentium Defence continues to mature its product offerings and seek expansion in domestic and international markets.
Dr James Palmer, CEO Silentium Defence said, “Kim’s skills, knowledge and connections are invaluable in cementing our position as a global leader and supplier of passive radar technology.
“As we continue to scale, his leadership will help to ensure that we consistently meet and exceed customer expectations while maintaining a long-term, sustainable growth trajectory with strong corporate governance.”
Mr Scott currently serves as Defence strategic advisor to several high-growth SMEs and was recently appointed as the Chair of the Board of Directors for The Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C). This appointment, made by South Australian Premier Steven Marshall, recognises both Kim’s leadership and commercial defence experience.
“This is a critical time for Silentium Defence and its employees as the company continues to grow at pace and experience great success,” Mr Scott said.
“Having worked closely with the two founders over the past three years, it’s a privilege to be invited to play a more formal role in the next exciting chapter of this innovative Australian company.”
Silentium Defence provides critical capability for Defence and civil surveillance customers by harnessing the power of passive radar to detect, track and monitor objects in an environment without creating an electromagnetic signature. In the increasingly congested and contested land, sea, air, and space domains this capability is a game-changer for high-end customers with critical surveillance needs.