Thales Australia has appointed former Senator Stephen Loosely as a non-executive director to its Board of Directors, effective 17 March 2008.
Joining Paul McClintock, Jean-Georges Malcor, Alex Dorrian, Hans Roser, Malcolm Irving, and Chris Jenkins, Stephen Loosley’s appointment completes the Thales Australia Board.
Loosley currently holds a senior executive role with Babcock & Brown, and is the Chairman of the Committee for Sydney; a Councillor on the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the University of Wollongong.
In addition, he serves on the boards of the Partnership Executive of the National Rugby League, the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue and the Sydney Writer’s Festival.
Loosley has also been appointed Chairman of the Community Consultation Panel for the Defence White Paper.
Previously he served on the panel for a similar exercise for the Howard Government prior to the 2000 Defence White Paper.
Loosely was elected to the Australian Senate in 1990 where he served as Chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs.
He holds First Class Honours degrees in Politics and Law and is a Member of The International Institute for Strategic Studies (London) and a Fellow of the Centre for International Legal Studies (Salzburg).
Thales Australia Board chairman Paul McClintock said: “It is very pleasing to appoint such a high-calibre director who has strong Australian and international focus and interests.
"We are confident that Stephen’s appointment will strengthen the composition of the Board and that he will make a significant contribution to Thales Australia as the company continues to grow and deliver on its strategies.”