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QinetiQ welcomes new GM Strategy – Fran Murphy


Greg Barsby, Managing Director – QinetiQ Australia

Fran Murphy

QinetiQ Australia is delighted to welcome Fran Murphy as its new General Manager Strategy. Fran’s appointment supports QinetiQ’s commitment to growth in Australia. Fran will replace Lindsay Pears who is moving into retirement.

Fran brings with her extensive leadership experience in the Defence sector. She has led the delivery of major programs, including complex world-leading systems and platforms, and delivered billion dollar strategic capture campaigns including Future Frigate and Jindalee Over the Horizon Radar.

Fran has led significant change management programs and is widely recognized for her ability to connect high performing teams to achieve integrated functional and operational performance. Further, Fran has acted as a safety champion in high-risk industrial environments and was the Australian business representative on the Global Diversity Council.

With an excellent record of managing risk, assurance and commercial considerations in the Defence industry, Fran will be responsible for overseeing the continued growth of QinetiQ’s Australian expertise to meet defence capability requirements. QinetiQ Australia is continuing its focus on leveraging global expertise to support the Commonwealth’s vision to build a robust, resilient and internationally competitive Australian defence industry base to meet current and future needs.

Lindsay Pears will remain with QinetiQ Australia to support the transition to Fran, before moving into retirement in April 2021. After many years of incredible commitment and leadership, we wish Lindsay the very best.