Australia’s pursuit of a continuous shipbuilding industry has been the driving force behind closer integration between defence industry primes and the nation’s wealth of SMEs. For Nova Systems’ Steve Robinson and Lee Kormany, supporting the dialogue between the two levels of defence industry is essential to guaranteeing success.
In this podcast, Steve Robinson, Nova Systems chief executive Australia and New Zealand, and Lee Kormany, general manager – maritime, land and future systems, join host Phil Tarrant to discuss delivering Australia’s sovereign shipbuilding and, more broadly, sovereign defence industry capabilities.
During this podcast, Robinson and Kormany discuss the development of Nova Systems’ local business from an SME to a large Australian defence business and the company’s role in supporting the growth, development and engagement of Australia’s robust SME sector.
Robinson and Kormany also discuss the transition from uniformed personnel to defence industry and the role of defence industry in supporting veterans as they transition their skills and experience into supporting the next generation of defence capability.
Finally, Robinson and Kormany explain the importance of building and sustaining long-term strategic relationships throughout defence industry and the ADF decision makers as a key multiplier for supporting the development of Australian SMEs and their role in developing a sustainable SME supply chain.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 279: PODCAST: Unpacking AUKUS — Australia’s nuclear submarine deal
Episode 278: PODCAST: A different vision for Australian defence industry, with shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh
Episode 277: PODCAST: The future of Australia’s space industry with Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space
Episode 276: PODCAST SPECIAL EPISODE: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health with David Coleman, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Episode 275: PODCAST: Discussing LAND 125 Phase 4 with Babcock’s Craig Schwartz
Episode 274: PODCAST: Securing Australia’s missile sovereignty with Jim McDowell, Group CEO of Nova Systems, and Dr Ben Greene, Group CEO of EOS
Episode 273: PODCAST: BrothersNBooks, bibliotherapy and the world’s coolest readathon – CAPT Dylan Conway
Episode 272: PODCAST: Building Australia’s future defence force – Brigadier Ian Langford
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