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Alan (Jim) Whalley


Non-Executive Director

Jim was appointed on 26 June 2017. His current term will expire on 25 June 2022.

Jim is a co-founder and executive Chairman of Nova Systems, one of Australia’s largest privately owned defence professional service providers. He is a former air force fighter pilot and a graduate of the Royal Air Force Empire Test Pilots’ School.

Amongst other qualifications, he holds a Masters of Business Administration, a science degree and completed the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program. He is a member of the Sir Ross and Keith Smith Advisory Committee and the University of South Australia Council, and a director of AMCHAM and the Adelaide Festival.

Jim is also South Australia’s Chief Entrepreneur and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, a member of South Australia’s Economic Recovery Reference Group and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.