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The DIAS Team

Andrew Garth

Managing Director

Andrew is a highly regarded leader throughout the Defence industry well known for his passion for Australian Defence Industry and its contributions to Defence capability outcomes. Andrew’s career includes senior leadership roles within Defence SMEs, Defence Primes and Commonwealth Government. 

Mark Arthur

Senior Consultant

Mark has spent over twenty-five years working in the Defence sector in senior leadership roles with medium and large multi-national companies both locally and in the US.

Sam McNaughton

General Manager/Principal

Sam has spent over fifteen years working in the Defence industry, including working with the Department of Defence and Department of Industry’s flagship industry development initiative the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, before moving into the private sector to support a range of Defence Primes and SME.

John Dwyer

Senior Consultant

As a consultant John recently completed a successful four-year assignment with Thomas Global Systems as Director, Business Development covering the defence air, land & sea domains.

Tiffany Watkins

Senior Consultant

Tiffany is an industry engagement and business advisory professional, with critical knowledge and experience of Defence requirements, the Sector, and Industry Capabilities, obtained through a range of embedded and/or advisory roles across both public and private sector organisations.

Les Zanati

Senior Consultant

Les is an accomplished business leader with more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, servicing industrial, automotive and defence markets.

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