Ted originally studied Biophysics, Physical Chemistry and Neuro Physiology at Flinders University and later Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide.
On a day to day basis Ted has focused on the areas of system design and has overseen detailed system development of the projects implemented by the company and the products developed.
Joining the Royal Australian Navy as a junior engineering officer, Horden transferred to the executive branch to pursue a career in submarines, serving in Oberon class submarines before joining the commissioning crew of HMAS COLLINS. The highlight of his career in the RAN was command of HMAS SHEEAN.
His subsequent corporate career resulted in more than a decade as CEO of a number of technology companies in the mobile internet domain and enterprise Software as a Service sectors delivering leading edge technology to customers around the world. Horden brings his complementary commercial and domain expertise to help guide Acacia through its next stage of growth.
Ted has been key to building the company’s capability to deliver mission critical systems to meet demanding customer requirements. Ted Joined the Acacia team in 2007 and by 2010 was promoted into a leadership role in the company.
He has overseen the delivery of Acacia’s Mission Management System for AMSA and delivered Acacia’s Advanced Sensor Tracker Demon modules for submarines and AAST in the Air Warfare Destroyer Integrated Sonar Suite. Ted holds a Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering.
A talented architect with exceptional team building skills and a flair for producing elegant, future-oriented, working solutions.
As leader of the software team, Dave has been instrumental in expanding Acacia’s technology repertoire.