Dr Adrian Rispler gained his PhD in Aeronautical Engineering followed by a Masters in Technology Management. Adrian holds international professional accreditations as Project Manager Professional; PMP ®; and PRINCE2 ® Practitioner. Adrian commenced his career seconded to the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures and worked for the Boeing Co. for 17 years where he had the opportunity to experience varied roles. He started as Research Engineer specialising in structural analysis methods, then progressed from a Research Team Lead (CAx) role, to operations management then to project management and was then appointed as Engineering Manager, Subcontracts for the 787 aircraft.
Adrian joined CSIRO in 2013 as the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) Project Manager. He is also responsible for the implementation of project management best practices in the Technologies group.