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INSIGHT: Celebrating female participation in the Navy — Rear Admiral Katherine Richards, head of Navy engineering

Katherine Richards

In this episode of the Defence Insight Podcast, Rear Admiral Katherine Richards, head of Navy engineering, joins host Phil Tarrant to recognise the contributions of women in Defence in celebration of International Women’s Day.

In this episode of the Defence Insight Podcast, Rear Admiral Katherine Richards, head of Navy engineering, joins host Phil Tarrant to recognise the contributions of women in Defence in celebration of International Women’s Day.

 


RADM Richards discusses her career journey, noting the shift in attitudes towards female participation in the Royal Australian Navy.

The 30-year veteran goes on to explain how female contributions to the warfighting effort have evolved, now playing a “central” role in achieving Australia’s defence and national security objectives.

RADM Richards warns against complacency, noting the importance of ongoing work to entrench new norms in the culture of the Royal Australian Navy.

The Rear Admiral concludes by discussing her role as head of Navy engineering, and her contribution to supporting Defence’s strategic objectives.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team

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