Queenslander takes out AIDN Young Achiever Award
Queensland-based Timothy Ryan has won this year’s Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) National Young Achiever Award. Tim was presented the award by Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Air Vice-Marshal Cath Roberts at AIDN’s national annual dinner in Canberra in February.
The aeronautical engineer has been working at Nova Systems in Brisbane and has led concept demonstration projects and helped develop Nova’s work experience program. He has also been involved in systems engineering work on aircraft such as the KC-30A.
Tim’s primary interest is the design and development of new technologies through innovation, and he believes the defence and aerospace industries provide the ideal environment to drive new technological developments by solving complex problems. He is also interested in the space sector and hopes to assist the progression of niche space related technologies in Queensland, particularly in regards to domestic on-demand satellite launch systems. Tim said:
I think winning this award is a validation of the importance of innovation to the future of defence and of upskilling new entrants to the workforce. For me, it means I’m directing my skills and talents in the right direction.
The AIDN Young Achiever Award was introduced in 2008 to recognise the significant contribution of young people working in Australia’s defence industry.