Royal United Services Institute of Australia

RUSI of Victoria

RUSI VIC: Whats On

Melbourne Meetings:

The RUSI of Victoria holds Speaker luncheon lecture meetings (12 noon to 2.00 pm), usually on the last Thursday of the month. A review of Security issues at Victoria Barracks has resulted in a requirement that most RUSI Lunchtime Addresses are held at RSL HQ ANZAC House 4 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000.

For security reasons please advise the Office of your attendance and the names of your guests to 02 9282 5918 by 5pm on the day before the event to give to Security to issue Access Passes. If your name is not on the list you will experience a delay in gaining access. Remember to bring a photo ID with you.



 Royal United Services Institute of Victoria

Lunchtime Address

Thursday 29th March 2018 at 1200 for 1230

ANZAC House , 4 Collins St, Melbourne

Kevin Wall

            Vice-President, Land

        Thales Group Australia and New Zealand

     Topic: Current and future prospects for Defence Industry in Victoria


Kevin Wall is responsible for leading one of the most high profile businesses in Thales Australia and New Zealand. Designing and manufacturing lifesaving protected vehicles as well as small arms weapons and munitions for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and overseas customers. The business delivers a full range of electro-optical systems, and logistics services and support for the ADF Australia wide.

In addition, Kevin is the global business line deputy for Armaments & Protected Vehicles, which enables close cooperation with key European based Thales owned entities - TDA, FZ and the Junghans Defence joint venture.

With more than 30 years’ experience in defence and industry and greater than 10 years in senior leadership roles Kevin is the executive accountable for the company’s activities in the 'Land' market perimeter in Australia and New Zealand

He joined Thales in 2001 and was appointed to the company’s executive team in November 2010. He brings a wealth of experience to his position following senior management roles in explosive ordnance, logistics and business management. Kevin served in the military for nearly 20 years with service in both the British and Australian Army.

He holds a number of technical, logistics and business qualifications and is a graduate of the Defence and Industry Study Course, a member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport


Coffee and Tea from 12.00 pm., sandwiches after.

Entrance fee: $10 

For setup and catering reasons please advise the Office of your attendance,

preferably by email to or phone 9282 5918 by 2pm Monday 26th March.




Royal United Services Institute of Victoria

Lunchtime Address

Thursday 30th November at 1230

ANZAC House, 4 Collins St, Melbourne

Dr David Hundt

Likely changes in US defense posture in the Asia/Pacific resulting from the appointment of President Trump

David Hundt is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University, Melbourne. His research interests are international relations, politics and political economy in the Asia–Pacific region, with a particular focus on Korea. He attained a PhD from the University of Queensland in 2005, and began working at Deakin University in 2007. David has published on topics such as the politics of economic development in South Korea, immigration in the ROK, and the evolution of South Korea's foreign policy. He has been an associate editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science during the journal's time at Deakin, and he is also the regional editor (Korea) for Asian Studies Review.


NOTE: The talk will be preceded by the RUSI VIC Annual General Meeting at 1200hrs.

Coffee and Tea from 11.30 am., sandwiches after.

Entrance fee: $10 

For setup and catering reasons please advise the Office of your attendance,

preferably by email to or phone 9282 5918 by COB Monday 27th Nov.

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