Our Team

Meet the Klepper Team

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John Davidson

Chairman of the Board

John Davidson

Chairman of the Board

John is a co-founder of Klepper Pty Ltd and the current Chairman of the Board. Klepper was established in 1984 and is a wholly owned Australian SME employing primarily former Defence personnel. John completed 26 years of Full-Time service in the Australian Army departing in 2006 as the Director of Combat Development Future Land Warfare. John also completed 13 years of Part-Time service. John’s business acumen comes from senior roles with General Dynamics, BAE Systems Australia, CAE Asia Pacific where he was responsible for winning business throughout the ASEAN member states. John was also a co-owner of and Executive Director of Petir Management Services based in Brunei. John also leads the Klepper Pty Ltd Philanthropic line and is an Ambassador for both the Commando Welfare Trust, and Whiskeys Wish.

Fiona Davidson

Managing Director

Fiona Davidson

Managing Director

Fiona is a co-founder of Klepper Pty Ltd and the current Managing Director. Fiona has played an integral part in the evolution of Klepper Pty Ltd from day 1. She has an acute understanding of people, a sound understanding of the business and fixated on doing things right and doing the right thing by everybody. Fiona focuses on Klepper Pty Ltd staff and the customer. Together with the Senior Leadership Team Fiona provides the guidance and stability to allow Klepper to expand and diversify during these challenging times.

Bryce Turner

General Manager

Bryce Turner

General Manager

Bryce joined Klepper as its Head of Defence and National Security following a career as a Military Officer in the Australian Army. Resultant from performance in growing the company and leading the acquisition of the Registered Training Organisation line of business, Bryce was appointed into the role of General Manager. Bryce is a technically qualified individual with a passion for Capability Management across all Defence domains. Bryce is enthusiastic about enhancing the capabilities of Defence, and advancing Australia in general.

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Robert de Rooy

Chief Operations Officer

Robert de Rooy

Chief Operations Officer

Robert is a logistician, technologist and modernisation specialist. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Science in the UK, a certified Capability & Technology Manager in Australia and has verifiable competencies across a broad range of technologies, governmental capability development, acquisition and sustainment processes. Until Mid-2015 he was the lead for an Army Modernisation Line of Effort (Logistic Support to the Force).

Greg Akhurst

Director of Business Development and Strategy

Greg Akhurst

Director of Business Development and Strategy

Greg is a unique individual. He has had a very successful Military career over 25 years in the Australian Defence (ADF) as an Army Officer, followed by a successful career in management consultancy and an extensive career at the Senior levels of the Australian Public Service (APS). Now firmly embedded back in Industry Greg brings a holistic view of not only the end user but also Government as well as the key drivers within Industry to the table.  This experience provides a balanced view across key stakeholders and allows Greg to talk with authority considering each stakeholder’s perspective.  Greg is driven to succeed and has the intelligence and common sense to identify both opportunities and threats across the business. He has well established and effective networks across Government agencies and can be relied upon to deliver strategic outcomes.

Michael Parkinson

RTO Training Manager

Michael Parkinson

RTO Training Manager

Michael is a veteran of 20 years and is a highly qualified Adult Training and Development specialist. He combines extensive command and training experience to ensure the needs of the customer are clearly understood and implemented. He is a Training Development professional in Defence and many other industries, both accredited or non-accredited training environment.

Robert O’Donnell

Senior Consultant

Robert O’Donnell

Senior Consultant

Rob joined the Klepper team as a Senior Consultant following a extensive and successful career in the Australian Army. Rob has experience within the Joint Fires Program, the Special Operations Program and within the user community of the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery. An avid entrepreneur, Rob balances his work commitments with running tech-based start-up companies focused on Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

John Dunn

Senior Consultant and Assistant Business Development Manager

John Dunn

Senior Consultant and Assistant Business Development Manager

John brings contemporary Defence experience to the Klepper team following a decade long career in the Army. John has filled roles within Special Operations Parachuting capability and Naval Information Warfare. John provides Assistant Business Development management functions and is the organisations Principle Security Officer for DISP accreditation.

Shaun Taylor

ILS Manager

Shaun Taylor

ILS Manager

Shaun is a highly qualified professional logistician with 25 years’ experience as a senior defence specialist that has been enhanced and strengthened by a further 15 years in a number of challenging positions in the corporate, humanitarian and public environment, both in Australia and internationally. He is currently undertaking a Supply Chain study for Defence to review weapons acquisition and sustainment for the Future Frigate Program

Adrian Harding

Defence Land Capability Specialist

Adrian Harding

Defence Land Capability Specialist

Adrian is an experienced leader and effective project manager with a demonstrated ability to operate at senior levels within large corporations and small teams alike. He has over 34 years’ experience as an Officer serving in the Australian Army managing personnel, resources and training events nationally and overseas. He is a dedicated professional focussed on efficiently and effectively coordinating mixed teams to deliver results on time, on budget, safely whilst always striving to exceed client expectation.

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