Congratulations to Dr Kirsty Hannam from CEA Technologies on winning the AIDN ACT YAA. Kirsty will represent the ACT at the National awards in 2019.
Although all candidates were impressive, the judges thought Kirsty was the stand-out from the perspective of her academic, professional and community contributions and achievements. In this way she amply fits the description of an inspiring role model and dedicated professional. Dr Kirsty’s achievements are also a positive reflection on CEA as they continue to invest in local talent and provide exciting, relevant and fulfilling careers here in Canberra.
There were two finalists also receiving acknowledgment on the night:
Ben Chaplin from Eclipse and Anthony Bozzato from Noetic Group.
The judges were extremely impressed with Ben Chaplin and his engineering skills. They noted Eclips is going from strength to strength and people like Ben are integral to the continuing creativity in research and development. His interesting experience shows that engineering skills are universally useful and it is clear that Ben is an adaptable and resourceful young man.
Anthony Bozzato was also recognised for making an important contribution in the professional sphere of defence procurement. The astute administration required to enable to good decisions is informed by smart, dedicated professionals like Anthony. His work with Noetic groups is illustrative of the diverse careers available in Defence industries in Canberra.