Julie Cooper will step away from her role as Nova Systems Board Chair at the end of 2022, in addition to her other Board work, to take an extended leave of absence to travel around Australia with her husband.
She has been on the Nova Systems Board for almost six years and is also Chair of the SA Film Corporation and a Non-Executive Director of ASC Pty Ltd; Credit Union SA; the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Sarah Group; Helping Hand; and the Adelaide Crows Foundation.
She will return to the Nova Systems Board in 2024.
“It has been a privilege to be associated with Nova Systems and to have been part of its continued growth and evolution,” Julie said.
“We are one of the few large, truly sovereign, defence companies in Australia and we have established strong-holds in markets outside of Australia.
“I’m proud of the entire Nova team; we are a trusted partner to our customers, and we continue to believe that our people are central to our success.
“We are executing on a clear strategy to ensure we have a sustainable – and exciting – future. I look forward to returning to the Board in 2024 and to being part of that successful future.”
Adelaide-based Non-Executive Director Kenneth Williams will join the Nova Systems Board and take over as Chair from January 2023.
Kenneth has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate finance and has held senior executive, director and Chair positions with leading ASX companies. He was the Independent Chair of Statewide Super until April 2022, is a Non-Executive Director at Archer Materials (ASX:AXE), and Deputy Chancellor of the University of Adelaide.
“I am confident that Kenneth's extensive experience will bring enormous benefit to the Nova Systems Board,” Julie said.
“His experience in corporate finance includes diverse experience in mergers, acquisitions, divestments and corporate reconstructions. Prior roles include Chair of AWE Limited, Chair of Havilah Resources Limited, Director of Queensland Cotton Limited, and Senior Finance Executive roles with Newmont Corporation, Normandy Mining, and Qantas.”