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Our board

Greg Hume

Director & Group Chief EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Greg Hume was appointed Nova’s Group Chief Executive Officer in July 2016 following a number of years as the company’s Chief Operations Officer. Greg established Nova’s initial operations in Queensland when he joined the company in 2003 following a career as a qualified Flight Test Engineer with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), where he served across a range of military aircraft acquisition and flight test projects. Greg has over 25 years’ experience in aerospace test and evaluation, a...more

HOLGER Lindner


Holger Lindner has worked for more than 20 years in different international leadership roles in Finance, Sales & Marketing, and Business Development. After graduating in Aeronautical Engineering from Stuttgart University (Germany) and Business Management from École Centrale Paris (France), he joined the Daimler Group in 1995 and worked on different pioneer projects in Germany, Vietnam, and The Netherlands on Aircraft Leasing, Commercial Vehicle, Off-road JVs, Telematics, and eBusiness activi...more

Hugh Burrill

Non-Executive Director & Deputy Chair

Hugh has been a Non-Executive Director of Nova Aerospace Pty Ltd since April 2007 and was appointed Deputy Chair in July 2015. Hugh is also a Non-Executive Director of IDT Australia Ltd (ASX: IDT) a public Australian pharmaceutical manufacturing and specialty pharmaceutical business based in Boronia, Victoria, Australia. IDT develops and manufactures pharmaceutical products, including high potency products, for its own global product sales as well as for local and international clients. IDT a...more

Jim Whalley

Chairman & Director

Jim Whalley is Chair and co-founder of the Nova Group and a former RAAF fighter pilot and test pilot. He is a graduate of the Royal Air Force, Empire Test Pilots' School, holds an MBA from the University of Adelaide and a Science Degree (Physics) from UNSW. Since starting in 2000, Nova has grown to over 600 people throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway and the UK and is one of Australia’s largest privately owned Defence Professional Service Providers. Its customer base has also ...more

Julie Cooper


Julie joined Nova as a Non-Executive Director in July 2017. During her career as a Management Consultant for the global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, she supported clients across Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her areas of expertise include strategy; leadership, people and culture; and post-merger management. As a Consultant she has worked with clients in the Health, Retail, and Oil and Gas sectors. Prior to becoming a Management Consultant she held opera...more

Peter Nikoloff


Peter Nikoloff is an Executive Director, co-founder of Nova and Senior Weapons System Engineer. He is a member of the Nova Group's Executive Management Team and on the board of two other companies within the Group. He obtained an Aeronautical Engineering degree from RMIT in 1986 and has over 20 years’ experience supporting and conducting test and evaluation of aerospace and defence systems. Prior to starting Nova, Pete worked as a Flight Test Engineer at the RAAF's Aircraft Research and Devel...more

Steve Boulton

Non-Executive Director

Steve is an experienced company CEO and Chairman/Director with more than 40 years’ experience in utility, infrastructure and fund/asset management businesses based in Australia and New Zealand. His Board-level experience as CEO/Director includes shareholder structures of government, council, listed (both ASX and NXZ) and private sector. Steve’s CEO and Board level experience includes accountabilities for strategic and business planning, financial and commercial management, corporate governanc...more