Defence industries: unlocking global markets

Defence industries: unlocking global markets

VIC
Oct 18
What are the opportunities to grow Australia’s $2.5 billion defence export industries over the next decade?

Speakers

Gabby Costigan, Chief Executive Officer, BAE Systems Australia
Dr Sheridan Kearnan, First Assistant Secretary, Defence Industry Policy Division, Federal Department of Defence
Peter Shute, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Norseld

Event overview

CEDA welcomes BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive Gabby Costigan, Dr Sheridan Kearnan from the Department of Defence, and Peter Shute, Chief Executive of Norseld, an Adelaide-based manufacturer with world-leading capabilities in the defence sector.

Join executives from government, prime contractors and local SMEs as we explore recent policy announcements and the emerging opportunties to unlock global defence markets.

Event presentations

Gabby Costigan, BAE Systems Australia MP3

Panel discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the panel

Gabby Costigan
Chief Executive Officer, BAE Systems Australia

Gabby Costigan joined BAE Systems Australia as Chief Executive Officer-designate on 2 October 2017 and became CEO on 1 January 2018. As CEO she is responsible for one of the nation’s largest defence company, which has supported the Australian Defence Force for more than 60 years. Prior to joining BAE Systems she was the CEO for Linfox International Group, and was a Colonel in the Australian Army.

Dr Sheridan Kearnan
First Assistant Secretary, Defence Industry Policy Division, Federal Department of Defence

Sheridan commenced in the role as First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy on 22 January 2018. Her responsibilities include the Defence Capability and Innovation Branch, which manages a consolidated innovation program and the associated portfolio of innovation investments; the Defence Export Controls Branch, responsible for managing Australia's export control of military and dual-use goods and technologies; and the Defence Industry Branch, which is accountable and responsible for Defence industry policy.

Peter Shute
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Norseld

Norseld is an Australian based designer, manufacturer and exporter of unique Laser platforms specifically designed to provide systems that are technical and performance leaders for their applications. Traditionally a medical company, Norseld has been working closely with defence primes to establish new market opportunities.

Additional participants to be confirmed

 

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