QinetiQ Group plc, a science and engineering company that operates primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, today announced its acquisition of RubiKon Group, a leading Australian integrated logistics support provider. The company will become a wholly-owned subsidiary within QinetiQ Australia Pty.
Former Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand, Rear Admiral Raydon Gates, Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) Royal Australian Navy (Retd) has been appointed to the QinetiQ Australia Pty Board.
In a distinguished Defence career that spans more than four decades, Rear Admiral Gates served in the Royal Australian Navy for 37 years. During this time he held a number of flag officer (2 star) appointments including the inaugural Commander of the Australian Defence College, Maritime Commander Australia, and Defence Attaché and Head Australian Defence Staff (Washington DC).
Retiring as a Rear Admiral in 2008, he joined the defence industry holding a number of influential positions that culminated in his most recent appointment leading Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand.
QinetiQ Australia Pty today announced that Rear Admiral Gates will join the Board as Non-Executive Director.
Greg Barsby, QinetiQ Australia MD, said: “Rear Admiral Gates has had a distinguished defence career and is a well-respected leader within defence industry. I am delighted to have such a strong champion of industry on the QinetiQ Australia Pty Board.
“Rear Admiral Gates brings invaluable experience and leadership that will help us to improve our customer focus and realise our vision to be a chosen partner for mission-critical solutions.”
Rear Admiral Gates AO CSM, said: “In the current climate, the defence industry has an important role to play in innovation, leadership and collaboration to ensure we have the best capability to protect Australia’s sovereignty.
“QinetiQ Australia Pty is well-respected within the industry and I look forward to supporting their on-going success as a strategic program delivery provider.”
Notes for Editors:
- Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: QQ.L), QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets. Our customers are predominantly government organisations including defence departments, as well as international customers in other targeted sectors.
- As part of the QinetiQ company, QinetiQ Australia has 350 specialist staff located across Australia who use their know-how to deliver trusted and independent value solutions to Australian defence and government organisations across air, land, sea and information domains as well as the rail and mining industries.
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