Greg Barsby, the managing director of QinetiQ Australia, first joined the Defence Connect podcast during Avalon 2017 to discuss their acquisition of logistics support and project management business RubiKon. Greg now joins us to discuss what made that integration a success and how they have capitalised on this growth opportunity.
In their shift from consulting business to engineering leader, Barsby will unpack the challenges that they have faced along the way, the programs that they are currently involved in, and the fundamentals of their relationship with DST.
Finally, Barsby will explain how they differentiate themselves from other organisations in terms of incentivisation, rewards and recognition for their team, the culture and attributes that they are trying to nurture within the business, and how they are striving to be a workforce rich in “diversity of thought”.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 192: PODCAST: Transitioning from uniform into corporate life – Matthew Williams, Babcock Australia & New Zealand
Episode 191: PODCAST: Supporting Australian export strategies – Roland Stephens, Australian Trade and Investment Commission
Episode 190: PODCAST: Operating a growing defence SME – Warren Levin, Sydney City Marine
Episode 189: PODCAST: Year in review – Steve Kuper, Defence Connect
Episode 188: PODCAST: ‘Deftech’ and the counter-drone industry – Oleg Vornik, DroneShield
Episode 187: PODCAST: Leveraging Indigenous talent in the defence workforce – Craig Williams, Navantia Australia, and Brendan Dumbrell and Hayden Surrao, JLB-Yaran
Episode 186: PODCAST: Interconnectivity between Navy services and the defence industry – Greg Laxton, Fleet Support Unit Australia
Episode 185: PODCAST: Embracing storytelling into your day-to-day life as a professional in defence industry – Chris Huet, Understood Consulting Services
Episode 184: PODCAST: Strengthening Australia’s defence capability – Sir Roger Carr, BAE Systems
Episode 183: PODCAST: Extreme ownership – John Gretton ‘Jocko’ Willink