New Executive Leadership Announced for Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand

Key appointments reaffirm commitment to delivery and growth in the region
August 30, 019 – CANBERRA, Australia – Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)
announced today that, effective 1 September, Joe North has been appointed Chief
Executive, Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand, with Scott Thompson
assuming the newly created position of Deputy Country Executive, Lockheed Martin
Australia and New Zealand.

Over a career that has spanned 30 years with Lockheed Martin, Mr. North has a
proven record of leading the delivery of capability platforms, most recently as Vice
President of Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) Operations for
Australia and New Zealand.

During his time with Lockheed Martin he has provided an environment of innovation
and entrepreneurship for employees, leading major capability programs for the
United States Navy. In recent years he has led the Lockheed Martin LCS program,
supporting new construction (of 14 ships), class services, sustainment and
international efforts, including five years spent in Japan focusing on delivering
Japanese self defence capability in the maritime domain.

As Chief Executive, Mr. North will lead the growth of Lockheed Martin’s Australian
and New Zealand businesses both domestically and for international export, as well
as serving as the lead representative in the delivery of Lockheed Martin’s programs,
products and services. Mr. North will report to Executive Vice President for Lockheed
International, Mr. Rick Edwards.

A former Royal Australian Navy officer, Mr. Thompson joined Lockheed Martin in
2004 and has had a distinguished career, most recently as Director of Strategic
Engagement for Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand. In that role Mr.
Thompson had oversight of Australian business growth activities and managing the
corporation’s Australian community engagement initiatives. Immediately prior to this
appointment, Mr Thompson was Interim Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin
Australia and New Zealand.

As Deputy Country Executive, Mr. Thompson will continue his focus on government
and customer relations, reporting to Mr. North.
Mr. Edwards said the appointments were a clear indication of Lockheed Martin’s
ongoing customer focus and commitment to program delivery in Australia and New
Zealand.

“Joe has proven himself in leadership roles on significant programs and his
appointment as Chief Executive demonstrates we remain committed to delivering for
our customers in Australia and New Zealand, he said. “With his experience, Joe will
provide a critical link to our US technological backbone and expertise which is critical
to ensuring we can continue to support the development of a future sovereign
defence capability for Australia.”

“Scott has played a key role in Lockheed Martin’s growth in Australia and New
Zealand, exemplifying our company ethos of customer focus, innovation and
delivery. I would also like to thank Scott for stepping into the Interim Chief Executive
role over the past four months,” he concluded.

Joe North said he was proud to have the opportunity to lead Lockheed Martin
Australia and New Zealand at what is a critical period for the modernisation of
Australia’s defencecapability.

“Lockheed Martin is at the forefront of delivering state-of-the-art defence capabilities
for Australia in the air, sea and space domains, and I am proud to be able to
contribute to this critical transformation,” he said. “I am also extremely privileged to
have the opportunity to lead such an exemplary team as we focus on delivering for
our customers and support the continued development of a sovereign defence
capability for Australia.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Thompson confirmed his core focus would
remain on ensuring Lockheed Martin remained Australia’s partner of choice for
defence, aerospace, sustainment and technology solutions.

“Lockheed Martin has continued to grow its presence in Australia and New Zealand
through a focus on putting the needs of our customers first and delivering the
innovative ‘future generation’ technologies these nations need to secure their
national interests,” he said. “We will continue to partner with local industry and
research organisations, and we remain committed to delivering sustainable
development in the regions and investing in local communities.”

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Joe North
Joe North

Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand
Joe North will take up his appointment as the Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin
Australia and New Zealand with effect 1 September 2019.

Prior to this appointment, Joe North served as Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s
Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) Operations for Australia and New Zealand.
Mr. North is an experienced program manager with a proven record of leading
programs through meaningful change. In his most recent position, he was
responsible for the execution and operational activities for all RMS contracts in
Australia and New Zealand including future strategic planning.

Mr. North began his Lockheed Martin career as a program liaison director for the
AEGIS program. Over the past 30 years, he has provided an environment of
innovation and entrepreneurship for employees, leading Lockheed Martin’s effort to
build the nation’s first LCS, USS Freedom (LCS 1), which was delivered to the U.S.
Navy in September 2008 and was deployed two years ahead of schedule. Mr. North
continued to lead the Lockheed Martin LCS program, supporting new construction
(15 ships), class services, sustainment and international efforts. In addition, Mr.
North was responsible for the Launchers, Weapons and Control Systems business,
which includes VLS, VLA and the control/automation systems for machinery and
damage control.

Mr. North also spent five years in Japan as the DDG 2313 class design and
production manager.

Prior to his industry career, Mr. North worked for Naval Sea Systems Command
where he was the lead engineer for the DDG 51 Class weapon systems and topside
integration. He was assigned to the NAVSEA DDG 51 Class Design Team and was
a technical lead on the Source Selection Team, as well as a site engineer for the
detail design and production start-up.

Mr. North received a Bachelor of Science degree in bio-medical engineering from the
Catholic University of America and coursework towards a Master of Science degree
in aerospace and ocean engineering at the Virginia Tech University.

 

Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson

Deputy Country Executive Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand
Scott Thompson will take up his appointment as the Deputy Country Executive,
Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand with effect 1 September 2019.

His previous role was as Director of Strategic Engagement for Lockheed Martin
Australia and New Zealand. In that role Mr. Thompson had oversight of Australian
business growth activities and managing the corporation’s Australian community
engagement initiatives. Immediately prior to this appointment, Mr Thompson was
Interim Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand.

As Deputy Country Executive, Mr. Thompson will continue his focus on government
and customer relations.

Scott joined Lockheed Martin in the United States in 2004 as the Aegis Logistics
Support Manager for the United States Navy’s fleet of Aegis cruisers and destroyers.
He worked in this capacity until late 2007 when he returned to Australia on another
Aegis related assignment. In 2009 his role expanded when he was appointed as
the lead for all Maritime Logistics and Sustainment activities in Australia. In 2010 he
assumed the responsibilities of the Deputy Director Strategy and Business
Development and remained in that position until transitioning to his current role in
March 2016.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin Scott spent 20 years as a Supply Officer in the
Royal Australian Navy. During his naval career he enjoyed a variety of ashore and
afloat postings, principally in the logistics domain. Career highlights include
overseas postings to the United States and United Kingdom and a 2-year posting as
the Supply Officer of the destroyer HMAS BRISBANE.

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