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Defence Leaders eSeries – Panel Discussion
May 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Please join us at our very first Defence Leaders eSeries Panel for 2020 – featuring some very special guests:
Zoom details will be provided closer to date.
Senator The Hon David Fawcett
Elected to the House of Representatives as the Member for Wakefield (SA) in 2004, he served in the Parliament until 2007. David continued to fly as a test pilot and ran a small business working in the Defence and Aviation sectors prior to being elected to the Senate in 2010, 2016 and again in 2019. In the (45th) Parliament, David was sworn as the Assistant Minister for Defence.
David is a strong advocate for initiatives that would lead to a more effective and efficient national defence force, including the development of a sustainable defence industry capability. His extensive and widely respected policy understanding has led to a number of appointments, including as the Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. Read more about Senator Fawcett here.
Tony Martin, Global Access Program Manager, BAE Systems Australia
Tony joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1978 and served as an electronic warfare specialist. In 1988, he transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force, where he went on to serve another 10 years as an airborne electronics analyst.
From 2004 to 2010, Tony worked for the Government of South Australia’s Defence SA, where he was instrumental in bringing some major capabilities for the state. In 2011 Tony became a business advisor at the now CDIC.
Richard Price, Chief Executive, Defence SA and South Australian Space Industry Centre
Richard Price was appointed Defence SA Chief Executive in October 2017. In this role, he was simultaneously appointed to the position of Chief Executive of the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC).Richard has worked within the defence and public safety sectors for over 25 years and has international industry experience in leadership, business development and engineering.
Prior to joining Defence SA and SASIC, Richard led a Stockholm based business unit for Saab AB with operations in Sweden, Denmark, Australia, South Africa and the UK. The focus was the global market for communication and control room solutions.
Before moving to Sweden in 2013, Richard was Managing Director of Saab’s Australian operations.
Richard is an engineering graduate of the University of Wales (BSc Hons, 1985) and a graduate of the Melbourne Business School Advanced Management Program (2006) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2010).
Richard is the Chair of Autism SA who help each person on the autism spectrum live the life they choose in an inclusive society.