Phillips has had a distinguished 25-year career within the defence industry, beginning in 1990 as a trainee accountant with Siemens Plessey Defence Systems. Following the company’s integration with British Aerospace in 1998 and eventual merger with GEC Marconi to form BAE Systems in 2000, Glynn was appointed financial controller for the Customer Solutions and Support Group. He was later named group financial controller for BAE Systems PLC, then finance director for the Hawk aircraft and, eventually, CEO of BAE Systems Australia.
Phillips' pivotal roles across BAE Systems have given him a unique insight to the global defence industry.
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The Defence Connect team.
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 44: PODCAST: Breaking defence industry’s glass ceiling, Christine Zeitz, Leidos Australia
Episode 43: PODCAST: AmCham in Australia’s defence industry, Niels Marquardt, CEO AmCham in Australia
Episode 42: PODCAST: Minehunter experience creates SME opportunity – Darren Burrowes, ATSA Defence Services
Episode 41: PODCAST: Realising the potential of Australia’s manufacturing industry – Diane Edgerton, Direct Edge
Episode 40: PODCAST: Government treachery and the hidden side of war revealed – Frank Walker, author
Episode 39: PODCAST: Growing Australia’s defence capabilities indigenously – David Ruff, Babcock Australasia
Episode 38: PODCAST: Getting stronger, smarter and connected – NSW Department of Industry’s Peter Scott details the state’s strategy to attract defence business
Episode 37: BONUS PODCAST: Anti-submarine warfare and the Type 26 Global Combat Ship – Nigel Stewart, BAE Systems
Episode 36: PODCAST: Cyber security and the modern battlefront – Mohan Koo, Dtex
Episode 35: PODCAST: Capitalising on Australia’s manufacturing capabilities – Mark Burgess, Quickstep