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A/AA AIRSPACE Award Winners

A20: LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE 

Over 150 industry leaders and professionals recognitioned outstanding achievements, leadership and innovation excellence at the Gala Awards Dinner on 22 April 2021 at Melbourne Museum. 

The 4th A/AA Chair’s award posthumously honoured Darren Edwards the former Vice President and Managing Director of Boeing Defence Australia.  Over his many years in defence and aerospace, first as an officer in the Australian Army and then during his 15 years with Boeing in Australia and the US, Darren gained the trust and admiration of all who had the honour of working with him. He was highly regarded across industry for his honesty and fairness, his exemplary leadership and for simply being a good and decent person.

DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNER
/      Roberto Sabatini | Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation at RMIT University 

EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AWARD - Large Organisation Winner
/      BAE Systems Australia 
EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AWARD Small Business Winner
/      Kestrel Aviation

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN TRAINING AWARD WINNER
/      Thales Australia ATM   

OUTSTANDING STRATEGY FOR DIVERSITY WINNER
/      QinetiQ 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE AVIATION OR AEROSPACE SECTORS | WOMEN IN AVIATION/AEROSPACE AUSTRALIA WINNER
/      Nicolle Connelly | Discipline Leader Aviation) and Senior Lecturer at RMIT University 

OUTSTANDING NEXT GENERATION PROFESSIONAL | A/AA NEXTGENNETWORK WINNER
/     Erin Madden | Systems Engineer at Nova Systems  

OUTSTANDING MALE INFLUENCER | DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WINNER
/     Scott Carpendale | Vice President and Managing Director at Boeing Defence Australia
 

5 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AWARD
/     Nova Systems 
/     Moorabbin Airport Corporation 
/     Royal Australian Air Force
/     CAE