GME Appoints General Manager of Defence

GME is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Rule as General Manager Defence, Security, and Resilience.

Chris joins GME with a distinguished career across the Australian Defence sector. He has held senior positions within Australian Defence industry, most recently as Vice President – Delivery at Elbit Systems of Australia and previously with Indec Consulting (now Egis Oceania) and Cisco. His experience in the private sector follows 27 years as an Army officer, during which he held a range of command, engineering, program management and diplomatic roles, including multiple operational deployments to the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan, and East Timor. Chris remains a Colonel in the Australian Army Reserve and continues to support the veterans and the military community as a Non-Executive Director of the Certa Cito Foundation.

CEO Stephen Millar said: “GME products have been keeping Australians safe and connected for many decades. With Chris’ experience, leadership, and depth of knowledge of the Defence and emergency services sector we are well positioned to direct our secure engineering, design, development, and manufacturing capabilities toward the mission critical systems needed to keep the ADF connected, safe and effective.”

Chris offered: “I’m delighted to join the GME team, impressed with the company’s achievements over many decades and with the capabilities the company can deliver to the Defence, national security and emergency management sectors. GME’s expertise, attitude and discipline has consistently delivered advanced technologies like Radio and SATCOM-based emergency beacons, which operate in the world’s harshest conditions and continue to save lives. GME’s ‘no fail’ culture to build high assurance, secure products, is a great match to that of the ADF and Australian Defence industry. Now more than ever Australia needs such capabilities onshore and sovereign. On this, GME delivers, and I look forward to driving business further and supporting our customers to produce a stronger ADF together”.