Matt Ferran joined MSIAC on the 5th November 2018 as the Technical Specialist Officer for Munitions Systems. He holds Master’s Degrees in Chemistry (from University of Nottingham, UK) and Explosive Ordnance Engineering (from Cranfield University, UK).
Prior to joining MSIAC Matt worked for the UK Ministry of Defence for 10 years in the Defence Equipment & Support organization (DE&S), working in a variety of posts related to munitions safety. From 2012 to 2018 Matt worked in the Defence Ordnance Safety Group (DOSG) as a Weapon Systems Safety Advisor, providing advice and guidance to procurement project teams on munitions safety issues. Initially this was for a range of complex weapon systems (including surface-to-surface guided weapons, lightweight torpedoes and various countermeasure systems), and later for medium caliber ordnance and ammunition (including aircraft cannons and naval close-in weapon systems).
Between 2014 and 2017 Matt was seconded to the Australian Department of Defence, working for their Directorate of Ordnance Safety (DOS). During this time he led the development of the new suite of Explosive Ordnance Materiel Safety Regulations.