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Amanda Holt

Amanda Holt

Chief Executive Officer, Director, SYPAQ

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Amanda Holt is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of SYPAQ.

Amanda holds tertiary qualifications in Aerospace Engineering and Business, complemented by post-graduate studies in Remote Sensing, Systems and Software Engineering, and has recently completed the Senior Executive MBA at Melbourne Business School.

Commencing her career in Military Systems Engineering developing interoperable Combat, Communications and Simulation Systems for the Royal Australian Navy working for Adacel, ADI and Thales, Amanda further developed her understanding of the integration of military systems upon joining SYPAQ Systems in 2007. SYPAQ offered the opportunity to work with capabilities as broad as Naval Shipbuilding, Submarine Systems, Naval Aviation, Army Aviation, Aerospace Systems, Land Surveillance Systems, Joint ISR Systems, UAV Capabilities, Simulation-based tools and ICT intensive Joint Intelligence Capabilities.

In 2015, Amanda was appointed as SYPAQ’s Chief Executive Officer, having held the role as General Manager – Defence and Aerospace for four years prior.

Amanda is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Board Member of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, a member of Defence Council of Victoria, and for the past four years has served as a Director of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation.

Most recently, Amanda was the recipient of the 2019 Female Defence Leader of the Year Award.