Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

VIC: Lunchtime Address - Mr Kevin Wall, Vice President Land, Thales Group Australia & New Zealand - " Current and Future Prospects for Defence Industry in Victoria"

  • 29 Mar 2018
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • ANZAC House 4 Collins Street Melbourne


  • VIC Members and Guests

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 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.

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