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Wayne Higgins - Managing Director
Wayne brings a diverse matrix of skills and experiences to ADCG. A combination of Military, University and Commercial careers has created a specialty in the practical planning and successful execution of complex projects that combine people, resources and communications with an emphasis on the customer and the mission.
An early career in a University technical management environment involved the planning and conduct of a number of major international scientific expeditions and led to Wayne being selected as the Project Manager for the Australian National Marine Sciences Centre.
Wayne's military career spans more than 40 years in the Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC) with service in both the Army Reserve and the Regular Army. A career highlight was a three year posting as the Commanding Officer of the 1st/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers. Since then, Wayne has held a number of leadership positions in the Army Reserve and has been selected as a 'military consultant' on a number of major ADF projects. His military specialties are base security, the application of simulation in training, the planning and conduct of major military exercises and the tender review and procurement process.
In recent times, Wayne has led a significant Army project enhancing security on Defence bases within Australia. Leading a team of twenty personnel, this task has required the development of new security culture, equipment, processes and policy. Successful engagement with a diverse array of stakeholder organisations, both internal and external to Defence, has been a significant component of this task.
Wayne is a Graduate of the Australian Army Reserve Command and Staff College.