Movements at MESHA
Andrew Mannix, Executive General Manager of Mission Solutions at Nova Systems, has been elevated to Chair of the Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (MESHA) Board of Governors.
Mannix has held numerous senior roles across defence and engineering with more than 15 years as a General Manager at BAE Systems, Liebherr-Australia, Leidos and Naval Group.
He was appointed to the MESHA board in 2017.
Metropolitan Fire Service CEO Michael Morgan has been appointed MESHA Deputy Chair to fill the vacancy left by Mannix.
The appointments come after Brigadier Alison Creagh AM stepped away from leadership of the MESHA board after nearly eight years. She was recently appointed to the board of Paralympics Australia.
Senior BAE Systems Director Adam Watson has joined the MESHA board in her place.
A former Australian Army Officer, Watson has been with BAE Systems since 2009 in a number of senior roles, including Industrialisation Manager, Campaign Manager and Head of Business Development.
He is currently Director of BAE Systems’ research and development hub, Red Ochre Labs.
Watson’s appointment at MESHA, a subsidiary of the Hospital Research Foundation Group, is in addition to his role as Chair of the Defence Teaming Centre.
Foundation CEO Paul Flynn said Watson’s appointment would bring further depth to MESHA’s board.
“We’re thrilled Adam has agreed to join the advisory board given his deep understanding of service life and his keen interest in the health and welfare of veterans everywhere as well as those who continue to serve,” he said in a statement.
“His extensive knowledge and expertise will be a valuable addition to the team.”
Watson was a Commissioned Officer with the Australian Army from 1993 to 2007 and has received two Meritorious Service Medals for his service in the United States and Iraq.