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Join ASC for our first 3D virtual event. Find out how your business can participate in long-term opportunities to support the Collins Class Sustainment and Life of Type Extension Programs.

August 11, 2022 | 12:00 PM ACST
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Meet ourPresenters

Ben Pudney Executive Manager Supply Chain
Ben is a member of the ASC Group Executive and leads ASC’s 100-person supply chain team. He is also responsible for more than 1,200 suppliers that comprise the supply chain supporting ASC’s programs.

Before joining ASC in 2015, Ben held senior supply chain and operations management roles with companies in Australia and the UK, including BHP Billiton, Accenture and Linfox.

Ben holds an MBA and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide. He is also a Certified Practising Accountant and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ben is a past sponsor of ASC’s Diversity and Inclusion program.
Peter Tromans Executive Manager LoTE Program
Peter is responsible for supporting the successful execution of the Collins Class Submarine Life-of-Type-Extension (LOTE) Program.

Peter has over 30 years’ defence industry experience, including more than 25 years working on two of Australia’s most complex naval programs, the Collins Class submarines and Hobart Class destroyers.

He held engineering roles in the design, construction and sustainment phases of the Collins Class submarines prior to taking on his current role, most recently as Executive Manager of Engineering.
Mark Stephens Executive Manager CCSM Program
Mark was appointed Executive Manager Collins Class Program in August 2020, responsible for all Collins Class submarine sustainment and maintenance activities in Osborne, South Australia and Henderson, Western Australia. He is accountable to execute the Collins In Service Support contract.

Mark had previously spent eight years in Collins Class operations, supporting over 650 permanent employees across ASC's two sites since 2012. He has over 33 years’ experience in the defence industry, fulfilling a number of senior roles at ASC since joining the company in 2004, including Supply Chain Manager across the Air Warfare Destroyer and Collins programs, Commercial Manager for submarine through-life-support, and as Senior Project Manager for submarine design and engineering.

Mark is a Royal Australian Navy veteran with ten years’ service as a combat system specialist in surface combatants.
Marli Smith Head of Procurement
Marli leads ASC’s procurement function, which includes the sustainment of Australia’s Collins Class submarine fleet. She manages procurement activities for ASC in South Australia, Western Australia and for boats deployed internationally.

An experienced procurement and supply chain leader, Marli was appointed to the South Australian Premier’s Council for Women in 2021. She has international experience in the defence, oil, gas and mining industries and, prior to joining ASC in 2017, held senior procurement and supply chain roles at companies including Santos and Anglo American. Marli holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of South Africa.
Andy Semmler Head of Australian Industry Capability
Andy is a member of the ASC Supply Chain Leadership team, responsible for delivery of Australian Industry Capability strategy and operational activities to help support and develop a Sovereign Industrial submarine supply chain.

With over 30 year’s defence industry experience, Andy has held multiple senior procurement and supply chain roles with BAE Systems Australia and was the Australian Industry Capability Manager with Naval Group Australia prior to joining ASC.
Marius Pretorius Head of Digital Supply Chain
Marius heads ASC’s Digital Supply Chain team. He is responsible for developing a team to enable digital supplier connectivity, automation, governance and data analytics to support an industry leading sovereign supply chain capability.

Marius has over 20 years of international manufacturing and supply chain experience in the automotive, mining and defence industries with large, complex international organisations and suppliers, including Naval Group Australia. He has set up and led diverse teams in manufacturing capability, supply chain and product introduction in senior management roles.

Marius also has extensive experience in several large green field start-ups, operational transformation and digitalisation projects in Australia and abroad. Marius holds an MBA and is a Certified Professional Manager (CPMgr).
Mark Moody Head of Warehousing & Logistics
Mark leads ASC’s warehousing and logistics capability supporting Australia’s Collins Class submarine fleet maintenance activities to exceed global benchmark performance standards in South Australia, Western Australia and for boats deployed internationally. Mark also championed material transitioning for the fleet’s in-service support contract.

An experienced warehousing and logistics professional and supply chain leader, Mark has held prior operations roles in the defence and building industries, as well as the distribution sector in organisations including Lysaght and Ozroll.
Jase Pearce Security Advisor
Jase is a member of the ASC Security Group and is responsible for ASC’s Supply Chain Security and alignment to the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) of more than 1,200 suppliers.

Before joining ASC in 2021, Jase held a security supply chain position with Naval Group Australia. He has also held training industry roles with his own business and served in the Australian Defence Force for 23 years.

Jase holds qualifications in security, training, management and operations.
Paul Costin Head of Product Safety
Paul is the Head of Product Safety and looks after Quality Assurance, Supply Quality Control, Calibration and Operations Quality, Engineering Assurance, Product Safety Investigations and System Safety Engineering. This position marks Paul’s third time with ASC, totalling nine years across the Collins Class and the Air Warfare Destroyer program, with similar periods at Saab Systems and L-3 Harris as System Safety manager, building high integrity combat and hydrographic survey systems and product safety cases.

Paul’s focus is achieving high integrity through the design, build and maintenance lifecycles, including the integration of supplier products and expertise, provided through the ASC technical support network.
Michael Smith Australian Industry Capability Lead
Michael is a member of ASC’s Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Team and is passionate about supporting Australian industry with developing new sovereign capabilities.

Before joining ASC, Michael was the AIC Lead with Naval Group Australia and held Industry and Business Development senior leadership roles in SMEs prior to this.

Michael also holds a position with the Australian Industry Defence Network SA to help SMEs engage within the defence sector.
Tyrone Simpson Regional Security Manager
Tyrone is the Facility Security Officer at ASC, managing security and providing advice to ASC sites in South Australia.

Prior to joining ASC in 2018, Tyrone worked in various roles at the Royal Australian Air Force, his last position as the Security and Counter Intelligence Manager for a DSTG joint operational unit. Tyrone is an active reservist in the Royal Australian Air Force and manages the security governance cell for three Security Forces Squadron which provides specialist advice to all Air Force units.

Agenda

August 11, 2022 12:00 pm

Welcome to the NSF2022

Marli Smith
Head of Procurement

August 11, 2022 12:15 pm

Submarines 101

Ben Pudney
Executive Manager Supply Chain

August 11, 2022 12:45 pm

Introduction to Programs & Program Focus: LOTE & CCSM

Mark Stephens
Executive Manager Collins Class Program

Peter Tromans
Executive Manager LOTE

August 11, 2022 01:20 pm

Procurement & Supply Chain

Marli Smith
Head of Procurement

Marius Pretorius
Head of Digital Supply Chain

August 11, 2022 02:30 pm

Logistics Operations & Quality

Mark Moody
Head of Warehousing & Logistics

Paul Costin
Head of Product Safety

August 11, 2022 03:05 pm

Threat Defence: Cyber & Security

Jase Pearce
Security Advisor Industry & Supply Chain

Tyrone Simpson
Regional Security Manager

August 11, 2022 03:40 pm

Sovereign Industrial Capability Development

Andy Semmler
Head of Australian Industry Capability

Michael Smith
Australian Industry Capability Lead

August 11, 2022 02:00 pm

Session One Q&A

Marli Smith
Head of Procurement

Ben Pudney
Executive Manager Supply Chain

Marius Pretorius
Head of Digital Supply Chain

Mark Stephens
Executive Manager Collins Class Program

Peter Tromans
Executive Manager LOTE

Neil Brown

Featuring ASC executives and senior managers, talking all things logistics, security and development, this is your chance to hear the answers to your specific questions direct from the experts. 

Questions for the Q&A sessions can be submitted at any time during the presentations, via the live feed panel. 

August 11, 2022 03:45 pm

Session Two Q&A

Andy Semmler
Head of Australian Industry Capability

Mark Moody
Head of Warehousing & Logistics

Paul Costin
Head of Product Safety

Jase Pearce
Security Advisor Industry & Supply Chain

Tyrone Simpson
Regional Security Manager

Neil Brown

Featuring ASC executives and senior managers, talking all things logistics, security and development, this is your chance to hear the answers to your specific questions direct from the experts. 

Questions for the Q&A sessions can be submitted at any time during the presentations, via the live feed panel. 

August 11, 2022 04:20 pm

Networking Session

FAQs

Registration & Access
The NSF2022 will be held on Thursday 11 August 2022 from 12pm – 5pm ACST and will feature a schedule of presentations by ASC’s executives and leaders.

Following the opening of the NSF2022, you will have one month of access to the on- demand videos and session content for viewing and downloading at your convenience.

Interaction is at the heart of virtual events. From chat to Q&A functions, opportunities for networking and engagement, knowledge sharing and getting to know the faces of ASC will be maximised.
ASC is pleased to offer access to the NSF2022 free of charge.
The NSF2022 will be accessible online from multiple devices that have a stable internet connection. vFairs is a HTML5 web based platform so access is available using a standard desktop web browser.

We suggest Google Chrome for optimal performance. Alternatively, you can download the vFairs mobile app via Google Play and Apple Store.
As many people from your organisation who would like to attend are welcome to register.
Schedule & Session Information
Access to the platform is available via the NSF2022 webpage ascnsf2022.vfairs.com.
Upon completion of your registration you should have received an email with a link to the platform.
The platform will only be available to access on the day of the event. If you are experiencing any technical issues with access please contact the vFairs technical support team .
For technical support and guidance, please visit the Information Desk within the lobby of the event. This will provide access to a vFairs Technical Support representative.
Content & Functions
You can explore the speakers, topics, and schedule here.
Information about the presenters can be found on the Speakers tab.
Read more about each presenter and download their available resources.
The NSF2022 includes two Q&A sessions with our presenters, which will be moderated and hosted by ASC representatives. During the presentations and Q&A sessions, we welcome and encourage you to submit questions via the interactive panel that will appear alongside the presentation screen.

Alternatively, chat with us during the Networking Session in the Lounge.
Like any physical event, the NSF2022 offers a Swag Bag for you. You are able to add presentation materials and other downloadable content to the online Swag Bag which can then be downloaded to your device, or shared directly via email.