ADA has built its teams based on a diversity of both local and international industry talent. Our company and its strength uniquely merge skills across textiles, design and technology.

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Chris' expertise stems over 30 years in the apparel industry with extensive knowledge across technical textiles and manufacturing.

He spent the majority of his career in sales, business development and contract management roles gaining experience in local and offshore manufacturing.

As the CEO of ADA (Australian Defence Apparel), Chris leads the team in all facets of the business and drives continued growth and evolution of product development and supply solutions.


Chris Dixon
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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Ed is ADA's Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, having joined the company in 2013.

Ed's professional experience spans over 20 years. Prior to ADA, Ed worked for Deloitte in both Melbourne and London, holding senior roles in their M&A and audit practices.

Edward Holbrook
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
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David has more than 17 years’ experience in IT positions across a diverse range of sectors including defence, apparel, manufacturing and professional services.

During this time he has led various multi-faceted IT functions both locally and internationally and strongly believes in the value that a commercially supportive IT group can provide to a business and its customers.

David and his team are responsible for maintaining the security, performance and efficiency of ADA's IT systems and services.

They are also committed to innovating and developing systems and services that support ADA's internal requirements and external customers.

David Connors


At ADA our shared values are what makes a difference. They define who we are, what we stand for and how we do things. We are determined, we strive to amaze, and we are EPIC!


We empower our people. We give them the opportunity to think outside the box, share their brilliance and make an impact.


We embrace their inner spark and encourage our teams to bring their passions and ideas to the table.


Our culture is straightforward, honest and ethical in all that we do. We inspire our people to do the same.


We are one Team. We are all on the same journey and evolving together. We leverage our inner Einstein’s’ and achieve great things.