The Whiskey Project  Group is the product of collaboration between experienced military operators and world class maritime engineers, architects and innovators, to provide the ADVANTAGE in contemporary maritime missions.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DARREN SCHUBACK

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHAIRMAN

Darren is a former executive level military officer with over 24 years of operational management experience in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Darren’s experience includes operational oversight of a warfare operation command centre, a military training institution, naval warships and a special operations counter terrorism unit, and capability management of multiple disciplines within Defence. As founding Managing Director of The Whiskey Project Group Ltd, Darren has built a world class team of like-minded people that have facilitated market disruption with a focus on securing the future of Australia’s end-to-end capability for Military and Specialist watercraft.

RYAN CARMICHAEL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ryan built a formidable career in Defence and the Public Sector, including more than 15 years of highly accomplished and decorated service as Clearance Diving Officer with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). He has worked globally across complex environments with both government and industry, and established and commanded Australia’s first operational maritime autonomous systems unit. An Executive Level professional, Ryan’s experience has primarily been focused in the areas of command and leadership, operations, plans, project implementation and capability management roles. He also served distinguished tenures embedded with the Australian Special Forces (2nd Commando Regiment) and the Royal Navy (UK).  Ryan is recognised as one of Australia’s key subject matter experts in the field of Unmanned Surface Vessels and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.

DAVID SHEARWOOD

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

David is an engineer who then spent 32 years in finance in investment banking (Macquarie Bank), funds management (Westpac and QBE) and private equity. Today David’s full-time area of interest is investing, predominately in early stage businesses, and holds a small number of directorships, providing strategic and business planning advice. David has a strong background in corporate governance, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) where he has also worked providing Director education, and was an early signatory to the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). David also helped start the first ethical fund in Australia whilst at Westpac.

SOHRAB FATAAR

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A technology entrepreneur, Sohrab has over 20 years’ experience across IT, Sales and Supply Chain for the Coca-Cola network and in start-up environments across Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).  Sohrab has successfully spanned roles covering Strategy Development & Execution, Governance, Large Scale IT Transformation Projects, Business Relationship Management, Business Transformation, Acquisition integration and Service Delivery. Sohrab is the co-founder of Pi Sqrd, working across FMCG, Mining, Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Government sectors and holds a number of director positions.

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