Director

Andrew has been leading the Defence Innovation Partnership team since November 2017. His defence industry experience is vast and spans military roles with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to various industry roles across the defence research and development sector.

Immediately before joining the Defence Innovation Partnership, Andrew was the Engagement Manager for the Defence Rapid Prototyping Development and Evaluation (RPDE) Program, which brought industry and academia together to work on Defence sponsored projects. Before that, Andrew worked with BAE Systems Australia in various roles including Government Relations Manager, leading the Land 400 campaign and managing the Warfighter and Intelligence Systems team.

During his military career, Andrew held various positions including Infantry Officer in the Australian Army, operations and planning roles in the ADF, an exchange to the United States Army and involvement in military operations with the Multi-National Force in Iraq. Andrew’s other ADF postings included Senior Military Officer in the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (now known as DST), Director Joint Development and Chief of Staff Officer to Director General – Plans within Strategic Operations Divisions, and Chief or Plans at Northern Command.

Phone:    +61 (0) 88463 7035
Mobile:    +61 (0) 401 170 176
Email:    andrew.fullgrabe@defenceinnovationpartnership.com