Amanda Holt

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B.Eng (Aero), B.Bus (Admin), MBA, FIEAust, EngExec, CPEng, NER, MAICD

An accomplished and respected defence industry leader, Amanda commenced her career in military systems engineering developing interoperable combat, communications and simulation systems for the Royal Australian Navy in roles at Adacel, ADI and Thales.

She further developed her understanding of complex military systems when she joined Australian engineering and systems integration company, SYPAQ Systems in 2007. SYPAQ offered the opportunity to work with capabilities such as naval shipbuilding, submarine systems, naval and army aviation, aerospace systems, land surveillance and autonomous Systems. Amanda was appointed SYPAQ’s Chief Executive Officer in 2015 after being General Manager, Defence and Aerospace and Chief Engineer for four years prior.

Amanda holds tertiary qualifications in aerospace engineering and business, complemented by post-graduate studies in remote sensing, systems and software engineering. She also obtained a Senior Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School.

She is a Fellow and engineering executive of Engineers Australia, a member of the RMIT Aerospace Engineering Advisory Board, co-chair of the Defence Maritime Environmental Working Group, Director of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation and Board Member of the Office of Defence Industry Support.

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Amanda Holt is the Chief Executive Officer of SYPAQ, a leading engineering and systems integration company.

Experience

Adacel, ADI and Thales

  • Military systems engineering
  • Combat, communications & simulation systems for the Royal Australian Navy.

SYPAQ:

  • Naval Shipbuilding
  • Submarine systems
  • Naval & army aviation
  • Aerospace systems
  • Land surveillance systems
  • Joint C4ISREW systems
  • Autonomous systems
  • Simulation based tools & ICT-intensive joint intelligence capabilities: 
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Distributed network effects
    • PED capabilities.

Qualifications

Amanda holds tertiary qualifications in aerospace engineering and business, complemented by post-graduate studies in remote sensing, systems and software engineering and a Senior Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School.

Memberships

  • Fellow & engineering executive of Engineers Australia
  • Member of the RMIT Aerospace Engineering Advisory Board
  • Co-chair of the Defence Maritime Environmental Working Group
  • Director of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation
  • Board member of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability.
Page last updated 03 Oct 2022
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