Tony is our senior executive leader for The Americas and is based in New York. He joined Austrade in October 2020 as our leadership executive and principal representative for the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce, prior to taking up his post in September 2021.
Tony is a highly experienced businessman whose career has spanned three decades leading highly complex Industrial, Energy, Aerospace and Defence domestic and international organisations.
Prior to joining Austrade he held a variety of global executive business leadership roles, which included as CEO of a prominent North American Oil & Gas and Industrial manufacturing and customer service focused enterprise at Stewart & Stevenson LLC based in Houston Texas, the global executive leading the international distribution, operations, marketing, sales and services of the major German equipment manufacturer Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG (MTU brand) and successive roles as the global leader for Rolls-Royce plc Marine Division’s Commercial and Business Development & Strategy functions, headquartered in Singapore. Tony was also the Regional Director and CEO for Rolls-Royce plc in Australia and New Zealand with regional corporate leadership of Civil Aerospace, Defence, Marine and Energy business units.
Tony’s career in private industry was built initially in the Defence sector with Saab AB in successive business development, operational and corporate roles focused on Australia & New Zealand but with international reach and offshore experience in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and South America. His Defence industry expertise was founded on a front-line operational combat systems officer and major capital project management career in the Royal Australian Navy, which culminated as a Commander with responsibility for one of Australia’s most complex and nationally significant shipbuilding combat and communication system development programs, the ANZAC Ship Project.
Tony holds a Master of Science (Computer Science) degree from the United States Navy Postgraduate School Monterey, California and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree from the University of NSW, Sydney.