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position: Ordinary Committee Member
name: Toff Idrus OAM
description: Toff Idrus is an experienced technology and business manager with exceptional and significant leadership experience and achievement across a number of sectors including Defence (Maritime), Information Technology and Transport/Logistics. A graduate Engineer with a Masters in Strategic Studies, Toff’s passion for leadership, strategy and asset operations optimisation together with his keen solution-finding skills, offers a unique ability to broadly assess any business situation yet deliver actionable and precise solutions which addresses programs, technology, asset management or workforce issues.
Toff has led the analyses, development and implementation of programs in both the Defence and commercial environments, which have resulted in efficiency/effectiveness gains within the organisation. This has included the integration organisations into a single function in the integrated logistics support of the Collins Class submarine, the strategic planning framework for the management of IBM’s data centres across Asia Pacific, the cultural and operational transformation of the maintenance engineering organisation of a national rail freight Company and the development of a contemporary asset management approach into the support of the ANZAC Class warships from an industry delivery perspective.
As the current Managing Director of JFD Australia, combined with his near-23 year service in the RAN and his post navy industry roles, Toff brings his significant military and commercial experience in the passionate support of the undersea operator.

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