Mr. James has over 30 years’ experience in the Technology, Telecommunications and Media
Industries, and has extensive experience as Chair, Non-Executive Director and Chief
Executive Officer across a range of publicly listed and private companies. He is currently
Chair of ASX-listed companies Macquarie Telecom Ltd, nearmap Ltd, Dreamscape Networks
Ltd and DroneShield Ltd.
Mr. James has recently completed 12 years as a Non-Executive Director for ASX-listed iiNet, Australia’s second largest DSL Internet Services Provider, chairing iiNet’s Strategy and Innovation Committee. iiNet was recently acquired by TPG Telecom for A$1.56B.
He is a successful investor in a number of technology businesses in Australia and the US. Mr. James is an experienced business leader with significant strategic and operational expertise. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Member of the Australian Computer Society and holds a BA Degree with Majors in Computer Science and Business.
Admiral Jay M. Cohen is a former Chief of Naval Research (United States Navy) and has served as the Department of the Navy Chief Technology Officer.
Admiral Cohen is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He holds a joint Ocean Engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Master of Science in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from MIT. Earlier in his career, he commanded USS Hyman G. Rickover and served on the U.S. Atlantic Fleet before commanding the submarine tender USS L.Y. Spear including a deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm.
Admiral Cohen was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in 1997 and reported to the Joint Staff as Deputy Director for Operations responsible to the President and Department of Defense leaders for strategic weapons release authority. In June 2000, he became the 20th Chief of Naval Research. He served during war as the Department of the Navy Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the $2B+/year Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology (S&T) Program. Unanimously confirmed by the US Senate, he was sworn in as Under Secretary for Science & Technology at the Department of Homeland Security in 2006. Since leaving government, Admiral Cohen serves on corporate boards and is an independent consultant for science and technology in support of U.S. and international defence, homeland security and energy issues and solutions.
Mr. Clisdell is based in Sydney and is the Vice-President at Bergen Capital (Australia) Ltd,
an affiliate of the Company's largest shareholder.
Prior to Bergen, Mr. Clisdell was an investment banker in the middle market corporate advisory practice for Credit Suisse's Private Bank in Sydney and Melbourne. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Clisdell worked with Caliburn Partnership (now Greenhill & Co.) and worked in Equity Capital Markets at Ord Minnett Corporate Finance.
In addition to his role with UUV Aquabotix Limited, Mr Clisdell is a Non-Executive Director of DroneShield Limited (ASX:DRO) and Keytone Dairy Corporation Limited (ASX:KTD).
Mr Clisdell began his career with Arthur Anderson and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from FINSIA.
Ms. Million brings wide-ranging, yet defense-focused, experience in business winning and industrial strategy to Aquabotix.
Ms. Million joins Aquabotix following a stellar nine-year career at BAE Systems, Inc. (“BAE”), a multinational subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, the London Stock Exchange-listed defense and security company with a market capitalization of approximately £19 billion. Ms. Million rose up through the ranks at BAE, eventually leading BAE’s Global Access Program, a program centered around the identification and development of export opportunities for small and medium-sized Australian enterprises. Prior to assuming this industrial strategy role, Ms. Million supported market development and new business capture for BAE by leading activities related to teaming, joint research, intellectual property licensing and transfer, and other industrial issues.
Ms. Million holds a BBA (Corporate Finance and Investments) from East Tennessee State University and has completed professional programs at University of Virginia (Procurement and Contracts Management) and at Stanford University (Strategic Decision and Risk Management).
Anand Sundaraj is a corporate lawyer with over 18 years’ experience. Anand specialises in advising on mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings for both publicly listed and privately held entities. He also advises on funds management and general securities law matters including listing rule compliance an corporate governance. Anand has worked for a number of pre-eminent law firms including Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons, and Allen & Overy, as well as global investment bank, Credit Suisse AG. As well as acting as UUV Aquabotix’s Company Secretary and Chief Legal Officer, Anand is a principal of Sundaraj & Co, a law firm.