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News

10
Sep 2018

L3 Micreo MD, Sarah Earey, joins South Queensland Defence Advisory Board

The Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Hon Cameron Dick, announced last week that Queensland is building the nation’s most capable and successful defence industry by enlisting the support of three expert advisory groups to unlock new economic development opportunities.

L3 Micreo's MD and VP L3 Intelligence & Mission Systems sector, has been appointed to the South Queensland Defence Advisory Board to support and provide strategic advice to the Queensland Government about defence industry development and related investment attraction.

In a 5 September media release, Mr Dick said, “One of my top economic priorities is to accelerate the growth of Queensland’s defence sector by building on our state’s world-class defence industrial base, and to increase the number of Queenslanders working in defence manufacturing industries from 6000 to 10,000 in the next decade – an ambitious target we are on our way to achieving.

“The Commonwealth’s Defence Capability Framework has outlined planned expenditure of $195 billion over the next decade to strengthen our defence forces – and I am determined that Queensland, home to the largest army and air force bases in the country, gets its fair share.

“To do this, I have established three expert advisory bodies - an overarching Minister’s Advisory Council on Defence Industry and Jobs, and, importantly, two regionally focused boards for the north and south of the state.

“The expertise and experience of the members will give us a valuable perspective on industry challenges and identifying new opportunities as part of our clear mission to grow Queensland’s defence industry.

“The regional advisory boards will identify supply chain gaps and opportunities and ensure suppliers right across Queensland have the chance to position themselves to tap into this growing market.

“All three groups will offer expert advice and insight to advance key strategies of the Queensland Defence Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan and enable us to grow and promote industry capability, increase the state’s contribution to national and international supply chains and markets, and create high-skilled jobs by targeting emerging markets. 

Find the Queensland Defence Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan here: https://www.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/resources/plan/defence-industries/defence-industries-roadmap.pdf

The appointments were announced as follows: 

Queensland Minister’s Advisory Council on Defence Industry and Jobs
•Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (Chair)
•Lieutenant General Peter Leahy AC (Retd) – Chief Defence Advisor / Strategic Defence Advisor - Land
•Rear Admiral Simon Cullen AM CSC (Retd) – Strategic Defence Advisor – Sea
•Air Vice Marshall Neil Hart AM (Retd) – Strategic Defence Advisor - Air
•Major General Stephen (Steve) Day AM DSC (Retd) – Strategic Defence Advisor – Cyber Security
•Mr Gary Stewart, Rheinmetall Defence Australia
•Mr Darren Edwards, Boeing Defence Australia
•Dr Karen Stanton, Heat Treatment Australia
•Mr Andy Keough CSC, SAAB Australia
•Mr Carl Quarterman, Australian Industry and Defence Network (Qld)
•Mr Brendan Sargeant, formerly Department of Defence
•Ms Sarah Buckler, Local Government Association of Queensland
•Ms Rachel Hunter, Director-General, DSDMIP (ex officio)
•Mr Colin Cassidy, Deputy Director-General, DSDMIP (ex officio)

North Queensland Defence Advisory Board
•Ms Ranee Crosby, Port of Townsville (Chair)
•Ms Kari Arbouin, Central Queensland University
•Ms Raelene Caulley, Thales
•Ms Cathy Weis, Cubic Defence Australia
•Mr Olav Groot, Norship Marine
•Mr Brendan Sargeant, formerly Department of Defence
•Mr Bryan Smith, Rocky’s Own Transport
•Mr Colin Cassidy, Deputy Director-General, DSDMIP (ex officio)

South Queensland Defence Advisory Board
•Ms Jane Hunter, Boeing Defence Australia (Chair)
•Mr Robert (Bob) Brett MC PSC, Wandering Warriors
•Ms Sarah Earey, L3 Micreo
•Ms Teresia Fors, Volvo
•Ms Linda-Ann Griffiths, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
•Ms Bernadette McIntyre, McIntyre Equip/Steyr Motors
•Mr Andrew Sanderson, TAE Aerospace
•Major General Richard Wilson AO (Retd), Queensland Reconstruction Authority
•Mr Colin Cassidy, Deputy Director-General, DSDMIP (ex officio)

View the full story on the QLD government website