Mike Hartas

General Manager - New Technologies Business Unit

Mike is the General Manager of our New Technologies Business Unit, focusing on new battery technologies for submarine applications.

Mike is an active defence industry advocate and has worked for QinetiQ, REDARC and most recently at Shoal Group, where he was the Deputy CEO and Head of Programs.   Mike also holds the role Chair of the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) Board, after serving on the DTC Board for three years.

Mike’s credentials span almost three decades in Defence and defence industry, including 18 years in the Army.  Mike brings more than a quarter of a century of experience in technology intensive industries which has seen him lead the development of Australian owned Small to Medium Enterprises and the introduction of innovative technologies into global markets.

Mike holds a Master of System Engineering, a Master of Defence Acquisition and Procurement and a Master of Strategic Logistics and is currently completing an Executive MBA through University of Adelaide.