Christine Zeitz is a leader in Australia’s defence industry, with over 30 years’ experience delivering world class solutions and services across the Asia Pacific region to Defence, security, ICT and intelligence customers.
Christine was appointed General Manager, Asia Pacific region, at Northrop Grumman in July 2020 with responsibility for all aspects of growth, program awards and financial performance in Australia, and oversight for Japan and Korea market development.
Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Australia, Christine served as Chief Executive Officer of Leidos Australia for five years, where she delivered a 100 per cent growth in revenue through an ambitious restructure of the Australian business. This followed roles at Lockheed Martin, where she served as Vice President and Managing Director for Australia and Asia Pacific, and 25 years at BAE Systems Australia in various roles, culminating in her leading the maturation of globally strategic partnerships as President North East Asia.
Christine is an active board member of SBS Australia, Port Adelaide Football Club, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), President of the South Australian/Northern Territory State Advisory Council (SA/NT SAC) and the Chair of Defence Trailblazer.
With a diverse background in program management, operations, strategy, business development, contracts and finance, Christine has a proven track record of building high-performing teams and programs, and achieving business growth in the Asia Pacific region.