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Biography - Amanda Holt

Defence Council Victoria's Amanda Holt

Ms Amanda Holt holds tertiary qualifications in Aerospace Engineering and Business, complemented by post-graduate studies in Remote Sensing, Systems and Software Engineering.  

Ms Holt commenced her career in Military Systems Engineering, developing interoperable Combat, Communications and Simulation Systems for the Royal Australian Navy. She further developed her understanding of the integration of military systems upon joining SYPAQ Systems in 2007, working with capabilities as broad as Naval Aviation, Army Aviation, Aerospace Weapons Systems, Aerospace Training Systems, Land Surveillance Systems, Joint ISR Systems, UAV Capabilities, Simulation based tools and ICT intensive Joint Intelligence Capabilities.  

Ms Holt is currently the CEO of SYPAQ Systems, employing almost 200 engineering and technical personnel across Australia, delivering specialist services in the fields of trusted autonomous systems, software intensive systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and cyber capabilities.  

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