Revolving Doors

Dr Tony Lindsay

Defence Department | Military | Revolving Doors

Tony Lindsay is one of Australia’s most respected defence scientists. In 2016, after 28 years with the Defence Department’s Defence Science & Technology Group, he left his position as a Division Chief and, after a three day weekend, started work as the head of Lockheed Martin’s STELaR research lab. Lockheed Martin is the world’s largest arms manufacturer. Lindsay’s rapid shift into industry was made with the full approval of Defence, including then Defence Minister Marise Payne.

Current Positions

Director, STELaRLab, Lockheed Martin Australia (1.11.16–present)*

* Start date obtained via documents released under FOI, March 2020

Previous Positions

Chief, National Security and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division, Defence Science & Technology (DST) Group (Mar 2008–28.10.16)*

Counsellor, Defence Science, Australian Embassy, Washington DC (diplomatic post) (Dec 2005–Feb 2008)

Research Leader, Air Electronic Warfare, Electronic Warfare and Radar Division, DST Organisation (2000–2005)

Researcher, communications and non-communications electronic warfare, DST Organisation, including a year (1996) on attachment at the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency in the UK (1988–2000)

* Last day with DST obtained via documents released under FOI, March 2020

Revolving Door

Director, STELaRLab, Lockheed Martin Australia (1.11.16–present)*

* Start date obtained via documents released under FOI, March 2020

Other Positions

Advisory board member, Australian Institute of Machine Learning, a Lockheed Martin partnership with Adelaide University (9.10.18–present)

Advisory board member, Defence Science Institute (emailed for dates 31.3.20, awaiting reply)

Advisory board member, Victorian Defence Alliance – Digital Committee (2017-present, see p3)

Band of Brothers: Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defence

Related Items

13.4.20 See related feature story

29.5.19 From a paid advertising column in The Australian, written by Lindsay: “In advancing the understanding of critical enabling technologies [Lockheed Martin is] already playing a key role in ultimately defining the capacity of Australia’s future force.”

2.8.16 Defence Minister Marise Payne media release: “Dr Lindsay has had a distinguished 28 year career with DST Group and will bring a wealth of knowledge and insight into his new role,” Minister Payne said. “His appointment is a testament to his leadership in his field and demonstrates the high regard in which DST Group is held within the defence industry”… Dr Lindsay will finish with DST Group in October before beginning his role with Lockheed later in the year.

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