Mick Reynolds served in the Australian Regular Army for fourteen years and continues to serve as a reservist. A graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College – Duntroon, he also holds graduate and post-graduate qualifications in business and project management. Mick’s Army career centered on a diverse range of roles within the transport and logistics stream, working across land, maritime, air and joint capabilities. Mick’s service included a deployment to Iraq as the team leader of the joint movements detachment responsible for supporting the retrograde of Australian equipment and personnel from Baghdad.
Mick had connections to a number of JY team members through his time in Defence, and so reaching out to JY Australia upon transitioning was a natural step. Supporting his aims to settle in Newcastle, Mick began working a role as an Integrated Logistics Support consultant to Project AIR5431 Phase 3, the Civil Military Air Traffic System, a joint venture between Airservices and Defence to upgrade and unify air traffic management in both organisations. Mick is currently the Joint Logistics Program Manager within the Airservices-led Joint Project Team, focused on the development of a support system of capability consisting of multiple major systems and balanced between two organisations with differing priorities.
Despite a steep learning curve, Mick’s recent experience in a very complex acquisition program has honed his knowledge of Defence and industry standards for Integrated Logistics Support/Integrated Product Support in order to ensure that sound methodologies are applied and appropriately tailored to organisational and technical needs.