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Biography - Michael Flowers

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Mr Michael Flowers is an international Defence executive with a career encompassing service with both the Australian Army and the defence industry. Most recently, Mr Flowers was Chief Executive Officer of global defence and security company, Chemring Group. He has extensive experience delivering major programs and capital works, and managing high technology projects in the fields of explosive ordnance, aircraft self-protection, electronic warfare and advanced sensor technology.

Mr Flowers graduated from the Royal Military College Duntroon and during a 22 year military career he specialized in both operational logistics and major capital programs. Michael served in the UK, studying at the Royal Military College of Science, Germany and East Timor, with his last role being Director of personnel and logistics at the Army’s operational headquarters.

On leaving the Army, Mr Flowers joined BAE Systems Australia as a Program Director, culminating in his appointment as Director of the Nulka Program, a collaboration with the Royal Australian and United States Navies and Australia’s largest Defence export program.

His association with Chemring began in 2006 when he was appointed Managing Director, Chemring Australia. During this period Chemring established the world’s leading air countermeasures manufacturing facility at their Victorian facility.

Internally promoted, Mr Flowers relocated to the UK as Group Director Munitions in 2013, with responsibility for the Group’s European munitions businesses. He was appointed to the Board of Chemring as Group Chief Executive in 2014, a position he held until returning to Australia in late 2018.

Mr Flowers currently serves as an Executive Director of MDL Services a start-up consultancy and procurement support company in the Defence and Aerospace market. He is a member of the Defence Council Victoria, which advises the Victorian Government on actions and strategies to grow the defence industry sector in Victoria.