Mr. Andrew Dowse, AVM (Retd), Director RAND Institute, Australia.

Dr Andrew Dowse is the director of RAND Australia. His recent work for RAND Australia includes research support to the Guided Weapons Enterprise, evaluation of future Royal Australian Navy surface combatants, cyber and emerging technology analysis, and studies associated with reform of planning, programming and budgeting processes. Dowse is a retired Air Vice-Marshal of the Royal Australia Air Force, having held general officer positions as the Defence J6, as well as in strategy and planning, and in capability development. Before joining RAND, he was the director for defence research at Edith Cowan University. He is an electronic engineer with a PhD from the University of New South Wales