Following the appointment of Rebecca Humble to the role of group chief of strategy and capability and Tom Gleeson as chief commercial officer, Nova Group has lauded the impact of homegrown talent to its workforce.
“We are delighted to have Rebecca and Tom join our team. Both are accomplished global leaders, born and bred in Australia and bringing with them a wealth of experience in the defence, aviation and other relevant sectors," Greg Hume, Nova Group CEO, said.
“Australia produces tremendous talent which is valued on the global stage – to be able to attract home-grown talent back and leverage it to the benefit of an Australian owned company such as Nova, as well as the broader industry, is a win all round.’’
Humble returned to Australia in 2018 after 18 years working in senior executive roles in the US, UK and Europe, joining Nova from BAE Systems Australia where she was director of strategy.
On joining the Nova team, Humble said, “It is an exciting time to join Nova and the leadership team given the company’s aspirations to deliver growth in Australia and for expansion globally.
“For an Australian company to recognise the value that can be added by bringing in a global perspective is testament to Nova’s commitment to deliver growth, and the value they place of diversity of thought.”
Starting his career as a fighter pilot and flying instructor in the RAAF, Gleeson then joined McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. He most recently spent six years at GE, initially as the strategic account manager for the Qantas Group, before moving to the US to lead the commercial excellence team for GE Aviation sales and marketing, and most recently running the global sales team for GE Additive.