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Ben Hudson

Ben Hudson

Chief Executive Officer, BAE Systems Australia

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Ben Hudson was appointed to the position of Chief Executive of BAE Systems Australia on 1st February 2022.

Ben joined BAE Systems plc in January 2020 as the Group’s Chief Technology Officer. In this role he was responsible for leading the company-wide strategy to reinforce and enhance the company’s position as a technology leader through optimising investments in technology and digitisation across the group.

Ben has extensive international Defence-sector experience and has developed, delivered and supported complex systems for customers across Australasia, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and North America.

Prior to joining BAE Systems, Ben led the global vehicle systems portfolio for Rheinmetall, based in Germany, held senior roles with General Dynamics, based in Switzerland and served as an Officer in the Australian Army, including active service in East Timor.

Ben is a dual Australian and British national with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA from London Business School.

Ben is married with two children and when not at work enjoys spending time with his family, honing his woodworking skills and watching rugby.