none

PM names manufacturing leaders group boss

31-08-2010
by 
in 
PM names manufacturing leaders group boss

Ian Thomas … new role

Ian Thomas, Boeing’s president in Australia and South Pacific, has been appointed as head of the federal government’s manufacturing leaders group.

In announcing the appointment, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Mr Thomas and the manufacturing leaders group will help the federal government implement the recommendations of the PM’s manufacturing taskforce.

The Manufacturing Taskforce has delivered to the government a list of 41 recommendations aimed at improving the viability of the manufacturing sector in Australia.

Mr Thomas was named Boeing President in March 2009.

As the senior Boeing executive in the region, he is responsible for coordinating all Boeing activities and leads the Company’s government affairs efforts.

He joined The Boeing Company in 2001 after serving in a variety of staff and policy roles in the Office of the US Secretary of Defence at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

In Australia, Mr Thomas was a member of the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce, President of the American Chamber of Commerce, and a Director of the American-Australian Fulbright Commission.

He holds a master’s degree in international relations and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, a graduate degree in social sciences from the University of Stockholm, and a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in history from Amherst College.

He also studied art history and Italian at Syracuse University, in Florence, Italy.

Related news & editorials

  1. 21.05.2018
    21.05.2018
    by      In
    Queensland engineering firm Fibercon is claiming a milestone in recycling, having reused more than 50 tonnes of plastic waste.
    The plastic has been used in the company’s Emesh product, which replaces steel mesh in reinforced concrete. The technology was codeveloped with researchers from Queensland’... Read More
  2. 18.05.2018
    18.05.2018
    by      In
    The latest edition of the Methods technology and solutions e-zine from Mouser Electronics focuses on digital twinning, the latest concept for design and maintenance in Industry 4.0.
    Starting with a forward from digital twinning expert Dr Michael Grieves, Executive Director of the US Center for... Read More
  3. 17.05.2018
    17.05.2018
    by      In
    The Federal Government has released an expanded overview of its 12-year national research infrastructure investment plan, marking the “next step of the innovation and science agenda”.
    The plan, prepared jointly by Education and Industry departments, will “provide Australian researchers with access... Read More
  4. 17.05.2018
    17.05.2018
    by      In
    Victoria’s Marand has grown its customer base, securing a partnership with Rolls-Royce for construction of the MT30 gas turbine for the SEA 5000 Future Frigate project.
    Under the agreement, Marand will work with Rolls-Royce on design development, manufacture and integration of the specialised... Read More