Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Appointed Director
“I’m delighted to join the Advanced Navigation board,” said Mr. Turnbull. “Advanced Navigation demonstrates how innovative Australian science and engineering can develop world’s best autonomous navigation technology, so important as adversaries increasingly challenge wireless connectivity.”. Mr. Turnbull continued, “I know from my direct experience how our friends and allies trust Australian technology and look forward to helping the team accelerate the global deployment and adoption of the Advanced Navigation’s products”.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Malcolm Turnbull to the Advanced Navigation board,” said Chris Shaw, CEO of Advanced Navigation. “As we continue to expand our business into more markets Mr. Turnbull’s perspective gained from his extensive and impressive career will be a guiding hand for our future endeavours”.
“Malcolm is a welcome addition to an already strong set of board members and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and credibility as we enter into our next growth phase of the business,” said John Colvin, Chief Revenue Officer of Advanced Navigation. “With over 1000 customers across 70 countries, we are excited about our future and look forward to working with Malcolm as we accelerate and lead the autonomous revolution”.
Mr. Turnbull was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia from 2015 to 2018. As Prime Minister, he launched Australia’s National Innovation and Science Agenda in 2015, its first national Cybersecurity Strategy in 2016, and the largest peacetime investment in Australian defence capabilities. Prior to entering politics, he enjoyed successful careers as a lawyer, investment banker, and journalist. Mr. Turnbull is known for his keen eye for innovative players in the technology sector, having co-founded the first big Australian Internet company, OzEmail Ltd, listing it on the NASDAQ in 1996 and selling it to Worldcom three years later.