Ann-Maree Palmer has
over 30 years experience in the Australian Public Service working in various
Federal Government Agencies and as a Sole Trader in the Defence industry space. She has extensive experience in the
implementation and delivery of very complex industry policy and program
activities relating to the Defence Industry Policy Strategy, Defence Export Strategy, Australian Industry
Capability program and the Global Supply Chain Program.
Ann-Maree directly contributes to this through implementing these key initiatives and provides advice to senior management, the Australian government and industry on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to Australia’s Defence industry.
In August 2022 Ann-Maree became the Director of the Global Supply Chain Program within the Australian Industry Capability Delivery Branch in the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. The Australian Industry Capability Division plays a major role in advancing the Defence-industry partnerships.
The Global Supply Chain Program which is a key export initiative within Defence that provides Australian companies with opportunities in the international supply chains of Defence Program Primes. The GSC Program, in conjunction with the Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Program, are Australia’s industrial participation programs.
She is supported by team members is Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
Since becoming the Director, Ann-Maree has led a program of transformation with the aim of increasing the number of Program Primes through an ongoing Approach to Market scheduled to conclude in Quarter 1 2024. The increase in the number Program Primes will assist more Australian Suppliers to gain inroads into diverse Global Supply Chains.