Former deputy prime minister of Australia and Australian ambassador to the United States of America, Kim Beazley AC, has been appointed to the Lockheed Martin Australia Board.
Kim Beazley is an Australian statesman and one of Australia’s pre-eminent international policy thought leaders – a reputation established over a career that has to date spanned the highest echelons of politics and international diplomacy.
Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand chief executive Raydon Gates commented, “Kim Beazley is one of Australia’s most distinguished statesmen, respected by all sides of politics, policymakers and industry alike, and we are thrilled he has accepted this appointment.
“As a passionate advocate for Australian industry and a former defence minister, Kim brings invaluable experience to the Lockheed Martin Australia board.”
Kim Beazley commented, “Throughout my career I have developed a deep respect for Lockheed Martin, both as an industry leader and a technology innovator.
“I look forward to contributing to Lockheed Martin Australia’s ongoing success as a key technology partner to Australia’s Defence Force and broader industry sector.”
With a presence in Australia for 55 years, Lockheed Martin Australia works with local partners to deliver systems and advanced engineering capabilities for customers in the aeronautics, maritime, surveillance and defence domains.