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Mr Jim McDowell

Jim was appointed to the Council of Governors in July 2016. Jim is a current parent and is a member of the Facilities Committee and Chairman of the Education Committee.

Jim has a Law degree with honours at the University of Warwick (England). Jim joined British Aerospace in 1996. After holding many senior roles within the company, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems Australia from 2001 to 2011 and from 2011 until 2013 he was Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems Saudi Arabia (BAESSA). He has in-depth experience in corporate governance having served, mainly as Chair, on a range of boards including the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Air Warfare Destroyer Principals Council, The deMonde Group Pty Ltd and Total Construction Pty Ltd. He is a non-executive director of both Codan Ltd and Austal Ltd, Board Member of Defence Council Victoria and the Royal Automobile Association (RAA).

Jim is the Chancellor of the University of South Australia.

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