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.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

 

DARREN SCHUBACK

CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

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

CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Before embarking on The Whiskey Project Group journey, 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.

WARREN LEVIN

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Warren has a wealth of Defence and defence industry know-how that he brings to The Whiskey Project Group and their customers.  Having served in the Royal Australian Navy for over 20 years working with foreign Navies in the US, South East Asia, UK, and Europe, Warren went on to accumulate formidable industry expertise with over 20 years as a Business Development and Strategy Management professional. In addition to a strong track record of managing global opportunities and national-level projects for the Australian and international defence and maritime markets, Warren has held key senior positions in Defence primes in Australia such as Serco Defence, UGL Limited and DMS Maritime. 

MIRANDA CARTER

HEAD OF MARKETING

Miranda Carter is a career marketer with a breadth of expertise that spans the full spectrum of advertising, copy-writing,
public relations, event management, brand development and strategic planning.  From early in her career Miranda was drawn to the dynamic intersection of emerging businesses and new technology, holding roles that included eBay Australia New Zealand’s first Marketing Communications Manager; Asia Pacific Marketing Director for global software innovator Aventri, and a number of global marketing consulting roles. Prior to joining The Whiskey Project, Miranda spent many years working with start-ups and SMEs and she has a practical understanding of the vulnerabilities and opportunities that are inherent in being a small business and the amplified significance of team, trust and tenacity.

OLLIE SATTIN

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Ollie drives continual innovation to better equip and enable the maritime operator. After a 25-year Clearance Diving and Maritime Special Operations Defence career, Ollie is regarded as Australia’s maritime special operations equipment and development expert. He has prepared and supervised teams, developed, lead and executed mission plans in some of the most challenging maritime environments around the globe.   With a keen eye on emerging technologies complimented by decades of practical experience.

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