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PODCAST: Running your own business following a career in defence industry, Troy Huckstepp, Downer Defence Services

Troy Huckstepp

Troy Huckstepp has successfully made the transition from uniform to the corporate world after leaving the army and creating his own entity, AGIS, in 2006 with a former colleague. The goal was simple, to provide the same type of services that they were delivering in uniform and deliver that back to defence industry.

Troy Huckstepp has successfully made the transition from uniform to the corporate world after leaving the army and creating his own entity, AGIS, in 2006 with a former colleague. The goal was simple, to provide the same type of services that they were delivering in uniform and deliver that back to defence industry.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by chief operating officer of Downer Defence Services Troy Huckstepp, who will unpack his transition into the corporate world, the challenges that he faced and share the best way to prepare yourself to run a business for those planning to transition out of the services.

Troy will discuss Downer’s history in defence industry, the different brands that work under the Downer umbrella and the opportunities that its recent work with CASG will create for the organisation.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 223: PODCAST: Working with industry to support AIC – Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry
Episode 222: PODCAST: Supporting Indigenous engagement and participation in defence – Norman Laing, Defence Indigenous Cultural Adviser
Episode 221: PODCAST: Innovation, R&D and national security – Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO chief scientist
Episode 220: PODCAST: Building organic Australian capabilities – Keith Johnson, Leidos Australia
Episode 219: INSIGHT: Life after politics – Christopher Pyne, Pyne and Partners
Episode 218: INSIGHT: An Army in motion – Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO
Episode 217: INSIGHT: Maximising local industry content and our advantages in the Indo-Pacific – Matt Keogh, shadow minister for defence industry
Episode 216: INSIGHT: Chief of Air Force on shaping the RAAF to meet an evolving strategic environment
Episode 215: INSIGHT: Capability development, interoperability and the US-Australia relationship – Mark Weinrich, US Marine Attaché, US embassy, Canberra
Episode 214: PODCAST: Maintaining agility through COVID-19 – Grant Sanderson, Electro Optic Systems

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