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Lockheed Martin Australia employee recipient of Southern Cross University Alumni Impact Award

CANBERRA, 29 November 2022 – Lockheed Martin Australia and Southern Cross University are proud to congratulate Elizabeth (Lizz) Wells as the recipient of the Early Career Alumnus of the Year 2022 at the Southern Cross University’s Alumni Impact Awards.

The Early Career Alumnus of the Year award recognises a graduate who completed their degree in the past five years, demonstrating significant achievements in their chosen field of endeavour and outstanding service to the community or profession.

With a background in Environmental Science and Data Management, Ms Wells joined Lockheed Martin Australia in 2018 as a Configuration Analyst, before going on to complete a Bachelor of Business with Southern Cross University in 2019. Promoted to Engineering Processes and Information Systems Associate Manager in 2021, Ms Wells intends to pursue a Master of Engineering Management, also at Southern Cross University.

During her time at Lockheed Martin Australia, Ms Wells has supported the delivery of a variety of defence programs, including the Tactical Air Defence Radar System (TADRS), the Deployable Data Management System (DDMS) Cabins and F-35 sustainment and training.

In 2020, Ms Wells was recognised by her peers for her contributions to the organisation, winning the Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand Employee Excellence Rising Star Award.

“Since joining Lockheed Martin Australia, Ms Wells has proven to be an outstanding analyst and team member, working closely with our industry partners and the customer to support key defence programs,” said Warren McDonald, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand. “We are incredibly proud Ms Wells is part of the Lockheed Martin Australia team and congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition by Southern Cross University.”

“The Alumni Impact Awards have a proud heritage of recognising exceptional talent pursuing extraordinary careers, and Ms Wells’ contribution to Australia’s national security endeavours makes her a worthy recipient of the Early Career Alumnus Award,” said Professor Tyrone Carlin, Vice Chancellor and President of Southern Cross University. “Ms Wells is positive proof of the power of education to transform careers, and we are delighted she is continuing to pursue further learning opportunities through Southern Cross University.”

“My Southern Cross University degree is far more than a piece of paper. In addition to technical skills, my education equipped me with the life experience and work ethic I needed to pursue my goals and excel in my early career,” said Lizz Wells. “I am grateful to my colleagues and mentors at Lockheed Martin Australia for their ongoing support to deliver real outcomes and solutions for the customer, while also allowing me the opportunity to pursue my passion for learning.”


About Lockheed Martin Australia

Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 1,200 people in Australia working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.



About Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is a world-ranked university on Australia’s east coast, with main campuses at the Gold Coast, Northern Rivers-Lismore and Coffs Harbour. We are surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and environments of stunning natural beauty.



About the Southern Cross University Alumni Impact Awards

The Alumni Impact Awards recognise and celebrate Southern Cross University’s extraordinary graduates and their impact on industry and community, from those who are established in their careers to those who are just getting started. In the Awards’ 28-year history, the University has recognised hundreds of alumni for their professional and personal dedication to making a profound impact in our society worldwide.


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