Mr. Rod Drury
Rod joined Lockheed Martin in May 2013 and has wide-ranging government and commercial experience in the aerospace, national security and defence sectors in both domestic and international markets.
Before joining Lockheed Martin, Rod established and managed several businesses delivering solutions across a range of market sectors including advisory/consulting services, international commodity trading, agribusiness and information security.
Rod worked for a major, multi-national aerospace company for eleven years where his last appointment was vice president of strategy, business development and government relations.
In 2000, Rod left the Royal Australian Air Force on completion of 20 years of service. As an Air Defence officer, he gained experience in organisational leadership, battle-space management, space operations and training, complex project management, management and application of high-tech research and development activities and national surveillance.
Conference Presentation Summary
Supporting the development of Australia’s Space Capability
Lockheed Martin has a well-established footprint in the Australian Space community, with the establishment of a tracking, telemetry and control ground station at Uralla, New South Wales, nearly 20 years ago. Since that initial investment, Lockheed Martin Space has established a space business with annual turnover of $20 million.
Importantly, Lockheed Martin Space has identified a significant number of potential growth opportunities and technology development upon which potential new business activities could emerge.
Our whole of community approach to building future space capability revolves around a growth strategy to develop new markets, products and relationships beyond our traditional government and commericial customers, harnessing the talent, innovation through our research and development, partnerships with small to medium industry and start-up enterprises, academia and space leadership and STEM partners.