Our Board

The principal activities of Land Defence Australia Limited are to stage the Australian International Aerospace Exposition and the associated LanDef ground defence equipment exhibition, which are held in conjunction with the biennial Australian International Air Show at Avalon Airport, Victoria.

Firmly established on the international aviation, aerospace and defence industry calendar, these events showcase Australian capabilities, resources and technologies to the nation and to the world.


Major General Jim Connolly, AO, CSC (Rtd)


Mr Ian Smith AM JP (Qual.)
Board Member


Air Marshal Les Fisher, AO (Ret'd)
Board Member



Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie AO, RAN (Rtd)
Board Member


Air Marshal Geoff Shepherd, AO (Rtd)
Board Member



Mr Ian Honnery
Managing Director/Chief Executive