QinetiQ Australia has appointed Mat Sibree as General Manager Aerospace. Based in South Melbourne, Mat has overall responsibility for 80 engineers and consultants delivering advice and services to Defence, industry and commercial customers. His area of the business also holds unique status as the Australian Defence Force’s chosen partner in aircraft structural integrity as a certified Authorised Engineering Organisation.
Commenting on his appointment, Mat said: “What attracted me to QinetiQ was the integrity of the business and the respected relationship the team has fostered within Defence and industry. I'm in awe of the depth of unique engineering capabilities within the organisation and how our work directly contributes to sustaining Australia's air power capabilities. I'm excited about the opportunity to further develop QinetiQ Australia's aerospace domain and leverage these core capabilities to grow the business and our engineering capability through maintaining certification aligned with emerging Defence requirements.”
Greg Barsby, Managing Director of QinetiQ Australia, said: “Mat's wealth of experience in both Defence and industry successfully leading teams, improving project performance, delivering sustained business growth, increasing customer satisfaction and strengthening partner relationships will be valuable to the aerospace domain and our business moving forward. It's a wonderful position to be in to have someone of Mat's calibre taking on the role.”
Mat joins QinetiQ Australia from BAE Systems Australia, where he has held several senior positions over the past five years, most recently as General Manager Aviation Solutions.
Prior to this, Mat worked for Boeing Defence Australia in Army aviation training and Qantas before that as a licensed long haul B747 pilot. Mat did his initial pilot training with the Royal Australian Air Force and was an F-111 pilot and qualified flying instructor.
Notes for EditorsL
- A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its world class knowledge, research and innovation to provide high-end technical expertise and advice, to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ's unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments as well as other international customers in targeted sectors.
- As part of the QinetiQ company, QinetiQ Australia has more than 250 specialist staff located across Australia who use their know-how to deliver trusted and impartial advice and services to Australian defence and government organisations across air, land, maritime, government and technology domains.
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