Rear Admiral Raydon Gates appointed to QinetiQ Australia Pty Board

Former Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand, Rear Admiral Raydon Gates, Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) Royal Australian Navy (Retd) has been appointed to the QinetiQ Australia Pty Board.

28th Feb 2017



Rear Admiral Raydon Gates appointed to QinetiQ Australia Pty Board


Former Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand, Rear Admiral Raydon Gates, Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) Royal Australian Navy (Retd) has been appointed to the QinetiQ Australia Pty Board.


In a distinguished Defence career that spans more than four decades, Rear Admiral Gates served in the Royal Australian Navy for 37 years. During this time he held a number of flag officer (2 star) appointments including the inaugural Commander of the Australian Defence College, Maritime Commander Australia, and Defence Attaché and Head Australian Defence Staff (Washington DC).


Retiring as a Rear Admiral in 2008, he joined the defence industry holding a number of influential positions that culminated in his most recent appointment leading Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand.


QinetiQ Australia Pty today announced that Rear Admiral Gates will join the Board as Non-Executive Director.


Greg Barsby, QinetiQ Australia MD, said: “Rear Admiral Gates has had a distinguished defence career and is a well-respected leader within defence industry. I am delighted to have such a strong champion of industry on the QinetiQ Australia Pty Board.


“Rear Admiral Gates brings invaluable experience and leadership that will help us to improve our customer focus and realise our vision to be a chosen partner for mission-critical solutions.”
Rear Admiral Gates AO CSM, said: “In the current climate, the defence industry has an important role to play in innovation, leadership and collaboration to ensure we have the best capability to protect Australia’s sovereignty.


“QinetiQ Australia Pty is well-respected within the industry and I look forward to supporting their on-going success as a strategic program delivery provider.”

 

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