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Christine Zeitz

Chief Executive and General Manager of Australia and New Zealand, Northrop Grumman

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Christine Zeitz is a leader in Australia’s defence industry, with over 30 years’ experience delivering world-class solutions and services across the Asia Pacific region to Defence, security, ICT and intelligence customers.

Christine joined Northrop Grumman in July 2020 and, as Chief Executive and General Manager of Australia and New Zealand, is responsible for all aspects of its growth, program awards and financial performance. Significantly, Christine drove the establishment of a strategy and operating model for Northrop Grumman Australia, with profit and loss accountability in-country from January 2021.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Australia, Christine served as Chief Executive Officer of Leidos Australia for five years, where she delivered a 100 per cent growth in revenue through an ambitious restructure of the Australian business. This followed roles at Lockheed Martin, where she served as Vice President and Managing Director for Australia and Asia Pacific, and 25 years at BAE Systems Australia in various roles, culminating in her leading the maturation of globally strategic partnerships as President North East Asia.

Christine is the Deputy Chair of SBS Australia and the Chair of Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability. Christine is a champion of workplace diversity and a passionate advocate for women in national security.

With a diverse background in program management, operations, strategy, business development, contracts and finance, Christine has a proven track record of building high-performing teams and programs and achieving business growth in the Asia Pacific region.