APDR editor Kym Bergmann interviews BAE Systems Australia Managing Director for Service Delivery Andrew Gresham.
Q: Let’s start with some personal background.
A: I’ve worked with the company for 19 years. I’ve always been fascinated by defence itself and defence industry – especially in terms of technology that we work on. I started with the Hawk Lead-In Fighter contract, particularly bringing the aircraft into service. That meant transitioning the capability from the U.K. and setting up Australian industry – it was a fantastic way to start because there aren’t many times in your career when you get to bring a capability into service. It’s almost like coming full circle now with assisting the F-35 fleet do the same thing after campaigning heavily for Australian Industry. The same is true for the Hunter class frigates and the JORN upgrade.