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DST is part of the Department of Defence.

Chief Defence Scientist

The Chief Defence Scientist is the head of DST and is the executive accountable to the Minister for Defence through the Secretary of the Department of Defence for delivering the science and technology (S&T) program of the Defence portfolio. In delivering this program, the Chief Defence Scientist is responsive to the priorities of the Chief of the Defence Force, Service Chiefs and other Group Heads within the Department.

DST Leadership Team

The DST Leadership Team (DLT) is the primary executive management body in DST.

The role of the DLT is to determine matters and to make recommendations to the Chief Defence Scientist regarding the direction and operations of DST. The DLT, individually and as a team, support the Chief Defence Scientist to lead, direct, coordinate and control the operations and performance of DST Group.

The DLT comprises the Chief Defence Scientist, three Chiefs of Corporate Divisions, and the seven Chiefs of Research Divisions. DLT is chaired by the Chief Defence Scientist. The Chiefs report directly to the Chief Defence Scientist.

Members of the DST leadership team

Chief Defence Scientist

Chief Aerospace Division.

Chief Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division.

Chief Intelligence, Surveillance and Space Division.

Chief Joint and Operations Analysis Division.

Acting Chief Land Division.

Chief Maritime Division.

Acting Chief Research Services Division.

Chief Science Engagement and Impact Division

Chief Weapons and Combat Systems Division

Acting Chief Technology Officer - Innovation and Strategic Research

Chief Technology Officer - Strategy and National Security

Acting Chief Technology Officer - S&T Capability

Chief Engineering Advisor

Key information

  • Chief Defence Scientist
  • DST Leadership Team
  • Corporate Divisions
  • Research Divisions