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Future capability for Australia's challenges in defence

May 28
Join CEDA Trustees and defence stakeholders for a discussion on Australia's future defence capability with the Government lead on capability acquisition and sustainment group.
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Tony Fraser, Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Federal Department of Defence
Martin Halloran, First Assistant Secretary, Australian Industry Capability (AIC), Department of Defence

Event Overview

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the speakers

Tony Fraser
Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Federal Department of Defence

Tony has extensive experience spanning the defence, industry and commercial sectors and working with government. His most recent appointment was Managing Director of Airbus Australia Pacific. Tony completed 34 years of service in the Australian Army and reached the rank of Major General. He has 5500 military flying hours, mostly on helicopters, and achieved an A1 flying instructor rating. During his six years in the then-Defence Materiel Organisation, he led the team assisting David Mortimer in his review of Defence Procurement and Sustainment.

Martin Halloran
First Assistant Secretary, Australian Industry Capability (AIC), Department of Defence

Martin is the Head Australian Industry Capability, within the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. In this role, he is responsible for shaping the implementation of the Australian Industry Capability policy as well as being an advocate for Australian industry participation in the defence supply chain. Martin has more than 20 years of finance and investment experience in Australia and overseas. He has previously served in the Department of Treasury and most recently returned to the private sector where he has been working with defence industry and government.

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