9 February 2016

Future defence industry leader in the making

CANBERRA – 9 February 2016: Raytheon Australia employee, Brodie Ryan, has been announced as the 2015 Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) National Young Achiever in an awards ceremony held in Canberra last night.

Chosen for his leadership abilities, professionalism, motivation and achievements in various roles on the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program this award caps off a successful year for Brodie that also saw him announced in May last year as the Young Achiever in the Defence Teaming Centre’s Defence Industry Member Awards for South Australia.

Thirty-year-old Brodie is the System Safety Program Manager for the AWD Alliance, overseeing a team comprised of employees from Raytheon Australia and ASC, working to deliver an AWD Safety Case to the Commonwealth.

Describing himself as a strategic and big-picture thinker Brodie said it is Raytheon Australia’s proven leadership and project management capabilities, coupled with best practice models in delivering complex projects, that has allowed him to make a significant contribution to the AWD program.

Raytheon Australia Managing Director, Michael Ward, offered his congratulations, saying “Brodie’s career achievements in his seven years with Raytheon Australia are impressive and he is very deserving of the recognition that comes with the National Young Achiever award.”

“Brodie is a great example of Raytheon Australia’s strong pool of talent in Adelaide, many of whom play an integral role as part of the company’s 500-strong combat system workforce. Raytheon has made a significant investment in this capability to integrate in Australia and our team is ready now to take on new challenges in combat systems integration.” Ward said.

“Australia’s defence industry is in very capable hands with young professionals like Brodie taking on senior roles within the most complex programs in defence procurement,” he said.

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