In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Mark Burgess, managing director and CEO of Quickstep, joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss his firm’s growing contribution to Australian Industry Capability.
Burgess explains how Quickstep has transformed in recent years to become one of Australia’s most promising defence and aerospace companies, supporting key Defence projects, including the Joint Strike Fighter program.
The CEO also discusses the importance of building Australia’s sovereign industrial capability, noting how Quickstep is working to foster greater local participation in the defence industry supply chain.
Finally, Burgess unveils how the ASX-listed company plans to leverage its recent acquisition of a Boeing subsidiary to support Quickstep’s growth ambitions.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 271: PODCAST: Preparing for instability in the Indo-Pacific – Senator Jim Molan
Episode 270: PODCAST: News wrap – TS 21 in full swing; SMEs secure new defence contracts
Episode 269: PODCAST: Backing veterans with new tech tools – REDSIX CEO Michael Handley
Episode 268: PODCAST: Cyber fortification — Major General (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson AM
Episode 267: PODCAST: Effective negotiation in an evolving landscape – Simon Kelland, Scotwork
Episode 266: PODCAST: Mark Ormrod MBE - motivational speaker, author and Royal Marine veteran joins the DC team
Episode 265: PODCAST: Aviation wrap-up — RAAF evolution, military training, maintenance & procurement
Episode 264: PODCAST: News Brief — Defence breathes new life into Collins Class fleet
Episode 263: PODCAST: Glen Ferrarotto, founder of Ironside Recruiting
Episode 262: PODCAST: Land Forces 2021 — Defence Connect’s deputy editor Liam Garman, and news editor Charbel Kadib