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Tom is a General Manager at MBDA, responsible for leading the market growth in Australia. This includes fostering Government to Government relationships between Australia and their allies, alongside new business generation and project execution.

Prior to this role he was Head of Industry Development for BAE Systems Australia, responsible for developing a national industrial ecosystem to underpin the development of future technologies for the Australian Defence Force. As a current Board Director of the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) he is able to continue this focus on nurturing strong collaboration within the industry ecosystem in line with Australia’s National Defence priorities.

Since moving to Australia in 2019, Tom brings more than 15 years of experience working in Defence across Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the Middle East in a number of roles focused on new business, exports, government relations, industry cooperation and program delivery. A particular focus of his career involves championing the development of sovereign capability to provide customers with a capability edge.

In his spare time, Tom can be found on the golf course, hiking or indulging in his passion for music and travel.

Tom was elected to the Board in November 2023.

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