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Boeing Defence Australia in Adelaide by Darren Edwards

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Mr Darren Edwards will speak on the new Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) capability being established in Adelaide, and in particular, BDAs focus on research, development and innovation programs spanning C3I (command, control, communications and intelligence), ISR (information, surveillance, and reconnaissance) and advanced experimentation and prototyping. This important initiative of BDA is particularly aligned with the current RAAF activity to transition into a fifth generation Air Force.

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Darren Edwards

Vice President and Managing Director
Boeing Defence Australia

Darren Edwards was appointed as Vice President and Managing Director for Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) in February 2017. His duties include establishing and executing new and existing programs, and implementing corporate strategies that position Boeing’s defence activities in Australia for continued success.

Prior to this role, Edwards was the General Manager Australia & New Zealand for Salentis Pty Ltd (Australia), where he provided expert assistance in development of responses to tenders and bids globally.

Before joining Salentis, Edwards held positions as Director of Supply Chain Management for Tactical Aircraft and Weapons Support and later Chief Operating Officer for BDA. He was responsible for providing global sustainment support to several military aircraft, weapons systems and ground support equipment including the F/A-18, F-15, AV-8B, T-45 and F-22. He led a team of more than 400 employees with expertise in product support, logistics, supplier management and manufacturing engineering.

His previous Director level positions were in strategic partnerships for learning, training and development, and operations, supplier management and procurement for the Boeing Service Company. His experience spans supplier management, information technology, material management, distribution, business excellence, quality, environmental health and safety, and facilities management.

Before joining Boeing in 2001, Edwards held numerous command and logistic appointments with the Australian Defence Force.

Edwards holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration - Integrated Logistics from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of New South Wales. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and Royal Military College, Duntroon.


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