Jonathon Beesley DSM

Brigadier Jonathon (Jono) Beesley, DSM (Ret’d) recently transitioned from the Australian Defence Force after a 28-year career leading Special Operations organisations in complex
national security environments. He has commanded at all levels within the SAS Regiment domestically and on numerous overseas operations. Jono’s last appointment within the ADF was
as the Commander of the Joint Counter Improvised Threat Task Force, a joint ADF Team focussed on mitigating the threat to deployed personnel posed by new and emerging threats and
Jono lives in Canberra and is married with three high school aged children. Hobbies include surfing, trail running, mountain biking and other outdoor pursuits with his family. Jono is also a
passionate advocate for veteran’s support and well-being through Directorship at Wandering Warriors. Jono joined Microsoft in February 2021 as the Vertical Business Lead for Intelligence within the World-Wide Public Sector Defense and Intelligence Team.

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