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facing eviction from their home.
The Chief Executive Officer
of the Defence Materiel
Dr Stephen Gumley
(pictured), announced his
retirement from Defence
on July 7, after more than
seven-and-a-half years in one
of the most difficult jobs in
The Secretary of Defence,
Dr Ian Watt, advised the
Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, and
the Minister for Defence Materiel, Jason
Clare, of Dr Gumley’s retirement.
Mr Smith and Mr Clare said that Dr
Gumley has done a difficult job very well.
This was recognised in 2010 when he
was appointed an Officer of the Order of
Australia in the Australia Day honours.
Dr Gumley was appointed as the CEO
DMO in 2004 and in 2005 oversaw
the transition of the organisation to an
Australian Government prescribed agency.
As Australia’s largest project manager,
the DMO is responsible for more than 200
major projects each worth more than $20
million and 120 minor projects.
Dr Gumley has led significant reforms
to Defence procurement, including
the recommendations of the Kinnaird
and Mor timer Reviews
and significant contracting
reforms which have led to
a reduction of the schedule
slippage of around 20 to 25
He has also led a
program to increase the
professionalism of the DMO.
During this tenure,
Dr Gumley has managed the
delivery of significant military
equipment to the ADF including Super
Hornets, Abrams tanks, Bushmasters, C-17s
and has overseen Australia’s involvement in
the Joint Strike Fighter Program.
As a result of the changes he has led,
Dr Gumley leaves the Defence
organisation in a much stronger position
than when he commenced.
Prior to being appointed as CEO DMO,
Dr Gumley had 20 years of international
commercial and project management
experience. He was CEO of the Australian
Submarine Corporation, Vice President
of Boeing based in Seattle and the CEO
of a number of research, development,
manufacturing and exporting corporations.
The Deputy CEO DMO, Mr Warren
King, will take up the position of Acting
CEO of the DMO.
DMO chief retires
Terms of reference for a number of
reviews into aspects of Defence and
Australian Defence Force (ADF) culture
have been released.
The Minister for Defence, Stephen
Smith, announced that subject to the
usual consideration of personal, privacy
and legal issues, it was proposed to make
the reviews public. As part of this process,
the terms of reference for the reviews
have now been released.
The terms of reference for the review
of the use of alcohol in the ADF, the
review of the use of social media in
Defence, the review of the personal
conduct of ADF personnel, the review
of the management of incidents and
complaints in Defence, and the review
Culture reviews: terms of reference released
of leadership pathways for Defence
Australian Public Ser vice women can be
found on the Defence website:
The terms of reference for the review
by the Federal Sex Discrimination
Commissioner, Ms Elizabeth Broderick,
into the treatment of women in the
ADF can be found on the Australian
Human Rights Commission website:
Submissions to phase one (treatment
of women at ADFA) have closed, while
submissions for phase two (reviewing the
effectiveness of cultural change strategies and
initiatives to improve leadership pathways for
women in the ADF) have been called for.
“These days, people have a lot of
commitments on their pay packets, but
I’m glad they found ways to make small
donations. Donations are still open
if people want to contribute and I’m
looking forward to participating in the
event again next year.”
If you would like to suppor t
Dr Watt by making a donation or want
to find out more about the Vinnies CEO
Sleepout visit www.ceosleepout.org.
All money raised goes directly towards
the ongoing provision of Vinnies’
homeless ser vices across the country.
In parallel with these reviews, the Minister
announced a review into allegations of sexual
or other for ms of abuse by the exter nal law
firm DLA Piper.
The period for making allegations to the
DLA Piper review closed on June 17. However,
DLA Piper has announced that it will seek to
address in its report to the Minister allegations
received after June 17 and before the report is
submitted by the end of August.
The terms of reference for this review can
be found on the DLA Piper website: http://
Ms Broderick is expected to report by
the end of this year, and on the treatment
of women in the wider ADF, early in 2012.
The remaining reviews are scheduled to
report in July and August this year.
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