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The Hon Amanda Vanstone Joins Lockheed Martin Australia Board

Canberra, AUSTRALIA, December 3, 2018 – Former Senator, The Hon Amanda Vanstone, has been appointed to the Lockheed Martin Australia Board.

Ms Vanstone has a long history of service to Australia including a distinguished parliamentary career, serving as a Senator for South Australia from 1984 to 2007. During this time, she held several ministerial portfolios including Cabinet roles – among them leadership of the portfolios of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.

After her resignation from politics, Ms Vanstone continued her eminent service to the nation when she served as the Australian ambassador to Italy until 2010. She is currently Chair of Vision 2020 Australia.

Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive, Vince Di Pietro, said he was thrilled Ms Vanstone had accepted her appointment.

“Respected by all sides of politics, policymakers and industry alike, we are thrilled with Ms Vanstone’s appointment and believe she will make a significant contribution to the future of Lockheed Martin in Australia,” he said.

“A passionate advocate for Australian industry, her knowledge and skills will bring invaluable insight and perspective to the Lockheed Martin Australia board.”

The Hon Amanda Vanstone said she felt honored to have been appointed.

"Lockheed Martin is an industry leader and technology innovator and I have developed a deep respect for the company,” she said.

“I look forward to contributing by using my knowledge and experience to ensure its ongoing success.”


About Lockheed Martin Australia

Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 1,000 people in Australia working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.

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