Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) defence industry adviser Evelyn Nordhoff said she joined the Attorney General’s Department 12 years ago.
But before that she revealed she spent all her formative years in the Illawarra region.
“I grew up in Wollongong so I am very excited and very happy to be here,” she said.
I grew up in Wollongong so I am very excited and very happy to be here- defence industry adviser Evelyn Nordhoff
“It is quite an honour to come home and address you. So thank you very much for inviting me. And thank you to the Department of Industry for having me on secondment for two years.”
Ms Nordhoff has a background in defence procurement and contracting.
She works in material and non material procurement and in recent years gained internationally experience with the private sector having spent time in the Middle East in 2013 and London in 2016.
She did that before her present secondment with AusIndustry.
In her presentation Ms Nordhoff gave an insight of CDIC’s services delivered for industry development, innovation facilitation and defence business competitiveness.
With advise and faciliation services she was one of a team of two in Sydney assist companies with defence readiness and access and preparedness as well as skill reviews and training requirements for companies who have a defence application and a potential to supply to defence. As well as where funding might be to support that process.
CDIC also provides assistance with innovative capabilities and continuous improvement.
University of Sydney’s Centre for Sustainable Energy Development director Professor Anthony Vassallo is speaker at the Wollongong branch of the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) on Thursday.
Prof Vassallo will provide information to householders, businesses and the community on solar panels, battery storage and electric cars. He will provide an update on where each one is at, heir uptake and how they will affect electric power systems. He is author of “Community Energy Networks with Storage”. He is passionate advocate of the transition to low carbon energy sources, particularly battery storage for high levels of renewable generation and smart grids. His views are regularly sought on public interest matters such as the Finkel Review and South Australia’s $100 million battery project.
Energy and water affordability:
The Illawarra Forum hosted an industry breakfast on energy and water affordability at the Woolshed on Tuesday morning.
Chief executive Nicky Sloan said energy pricing was topical at the moment and there were some mixed messages coming from leaders.
Ms Sloan said the NSW government has just announced new rebates and incentives for purchasing energy efficient appliances, while the Australian government is seeking to cut energy supplements from people receiving income support.
Meanwhile, energy prices continue to impact on people on low incomes. So to try and clarify how community service organisations can support their clients they brought the general manager of governance and policy at the Energy and Water Ombudsman to address the issue.