Mr Tony Quick
Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Supplier Advocate
Tony Quick is Chair of the Defence Materials Technology Centre which is a Defence
funded Cooperative Research Centre.
He is also adviser to the Defence Industry Innovation Centre, Enterprise Connect
Division in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Tony was
the Director of the Defence Industry Innovation Centre from 2009 to 2011.
After graduating from Cambridge University, Tony Quick spent most of his career in
International Business Development, Program and Business Management, starting in
the TCF sector.
In 1993 he joined Westland Helicopters as Deputy to the Sales and Marketing
Director, moving to take over the Program Management of a UK RAF Helicopter
In October 2000 he left Westland to emigrate to Australia and set up GKN Aerospace
Engineering Services Pty Ltd in 2001, where he was the Director and General
Manager until 2009. The company was extensively involved in the Joint Strike
Fighter (JSF) Program.
Tony was one of the founding co-chairs of the JSF Airframe Vehicle and Propulsion
Systems Industry Capability Team and a member of the JSF Industry Advisory
Committee. He chaired the Joint Steering Committee for the implementation of the
Action Agenda for Aerospace and the Australian Aerospace Industry Forum:
Aerospace Defence Industry Engagement Working Group. He is also a member of
the Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council.
For further information contact:
TCF Supplier Advocate Address: GPO Box 9839, Canberra ACT 2601
C/- Manufacturing Division Phone: 02 6276 1853
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Email: TCFAdvocate@innovation.gov.au
Research and Tertiary Education Website: www.innovation.gov.au/SupplierAdvocates