Chief Executive Officer
BEng (Hons) and PhD Engineering (Monash)
Dr Mark Hodge has served as Chief Executive Officer of DMTC since its inception in June 2008, overseeing the organisation’s success in a range of Defence activities and its transition to a sustainable industry capability partner under the 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement. He is a passionate advocate for science and technology in the defence of Australia and its national interests, and has worked in leadership and professional roles in the defence and aerospace fields for his entire professional career.
Dr Hodge is Chair of the City of Latrobe Economic Development Panel, Board Member of the Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Centre (RMIT University) and Advisory Committee Member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Advanced Framework Materials. He is a former Director and Deputy Chair of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Association. The author of several research publications on advanced defence materials, Dr Hodge is the recipient of several industry and research-sector awards and is a fellow of The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.