Following a career with the Air Force spanning more than a decade, the lessons learned supporting defence have proven invaluable for the high stakes world of defence industry.
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Emily Frizell, founder and CEO of AeroPM and Female Defence Leader of the Year at Defence Connect’s 2020 Australian Defence Industry Awards joins Steve Kuper (Defence Connect analyst and editor) to talk about the transformative year that was 2020.
The pair discuss the skills and lessons learned as a woman in the traditionally male dominated world of the military and how they now support Frizell in her role as CEO of AeroPM.
They also explore the challenges and opportunities faced by both AeroPM and defence industry as a whole throughout 2020 and how the company has positioned itself as a partner of choice for the ADF.
Finally, Frizell and Kuper discuss the opportunities on the horizon as the company and defence industry seek to play an important role in the nation’s post-COVID economic recovery.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 288: PODCAST: Preparing tomorrow's war fighters, with MAJGEN Mick Ryan
Episode 287: PODCAST: Discussing the latest breaking news in Australian defence and defence industry
Episode 286: PODCAST: Examining the Peever review, with Dr Gregor Ferguson
Episode 285: PODCAST: Developing sovereign test and evaluation capabilities with Greg Barsby, managing director of QinetiQ Australia
Episode 284: PODCAST: Unpacking the sub debate – Christopher Skinner
Episode 283: PODCAST: Assessing China’s grey zone operations – Dr Peter Layton
Episode 282: PODCAST: Media and the modern battlespace – Dr Charles Knight
Episode 281: PODCAST: Building a more resilient Australia with Commodore (Ret’d) Vince Di Pietro
Episode 280: PODCAST: The submarine story no one wants to hear, with ANU’s Professor Roger Bradbury
Episode 279: PODCAST: Unpacking AUKUS — Australia’s nuclear submarine deal