Mr Merv Davis AM

Mr Merv Davis AM has over 30 years’ experience serving in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). While originally a specialist Combat Systems Engineer, he later worked as the Combat Systems Manager within the ANZAC Ship Project and subsequently as the Project Director for the Minehunter Coastal Project. Mr Davis’ Defence experience also includes having a leading role in the evaluating the Defence Reform Program, as well as managing the Australian Defence Forces IT and Communications Network.

After leaving the RAN in 2003, Mr Davis was employed as the Managing Director of Saab Systems, and subsequently being appointed the Vice President of Saab’s global Naval operations in the Saab Systems Business Unit.

In 2008, Mr Davis was made Director, Maritime at BAE Systems Australia. He has also been a consultant for the Defence Materiel Organisation, undertaking a range of major Project Gate Reviews as an independent external Gate Review Board Member.

Mr Davis also served as the Chief Executive Officer of CEA Technologies Pty Ltd before retiring in January 2019.

Mr Davis holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) Degree, as well as a Masters in Business Administration. He is a graduate of the Australian College of Defence and Strategic Studies and a Graduate Member of the Institute of Company Directors. His core expertise lies in operational management and strategy and business development. Mr Davis was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2001.