An accomplished and respected senior executive and defence industry leader, Amanda commenced her career in military systems engineering developing interoperable combat, communications and simulation systems for the Royal Australian Navy in roles at Adacel, ADI and Thales.
She further developed her understanding of complex military systems when she joined Australian engineering and systems integration company, SYPAQ Systems in 2007. SYPAQ provided Amanda with the opportunity to work with capabilities such as naval shipbuilding, submarine systems, naval and army aviation, aerospace systems, land surveillance and autonomous Systems. Amanda was appointed SYPAQ’s Chief Executive Officer in 2015 after being General Manager, Defence and Aerospace and Chief Engineer for four years prior.
Amanda was the recipient of the 2019 Female Defence Leader of the Year Award.
- Current roles
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, SYPAQ Member of Defence Council of Victoria
Cyber Security Expert Advisory Panel, Victorian Government
Co-Chair Land Environmental Working Group, Army
Co-Chair Maritime Environmental Working Group, Navy
B. Eng (Aerospace)
Senior Executive MBA
Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust, EngExec, CPEng, NER)
Member Australia Institute of Company Directors
Member, Australian Institute of Project Management