In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Raymond recounts that almost half of her life has been spent within the Royal Australian Navy. Joining host Phil Tarrant, LCDR Raymond reflects on this time, discussing the recruitment process, her first day in uniform and the change that she has seen in the sector since.
LCDR Raymond reveals the decisions that shaped her career path within Navy and discusses her role today, which sees her working as Staff Officer to Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, who also recently appeared on the show.
Believing now to be an exciting time to be in Defence and the defence industry, LCDR Raymond reveals what is next for her career, how they are ensuring that top talent stays within RAN, and the shift taking place in the hiring of new recruits.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 197: INSIGHT: Australia’s relationship with China – Andrew Hastie MP
Episode 196: PODCAST: The art of effective negotiation – Simon Kelland, Scotwork
Episode 195: PODCAST: ‘Until we have a reasonable parity, it’s not business as usual’ – Jennifer Wittwer
Episode 194: INSIGHT: National resilience – John Blackburn AO, Institute for Integrated Economic Research – Australia
Episode 193: PODCAST: The Useful Belief philosophy – Chris Helder
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