• Michael Waite, Matthew Wylie and Claire Knight from Shoal Group. (Supplied)
    Michael Waite, Matthew Wylie and Claire Knight from Shoal Group. (Supplied)

Shoal Group has announced that aerospace and defence professional Claire Knight has joined the Shoal team to lead Shoal’s Defence and Space business.

The company says that Knight brings over 25 years of global experience in leadership and management roles across industry and government including BAE, Raytheon, RAAF, and RAF UK.

Knight succeeds former Head of Defence and Space, Matthew Wylie who moves across to lead Shoal’s growing Transport and Infrastructure business.

The appointments demonstrate Shoal’s 'ongoing commitment to the Defence, Space, Transport and Infrastructure industries, and investment in supporting systems thinking through model-based systems engineering practices'.

“The appointments of Claire and Matthew are testament to our culture of thought leadership and engineering excellence,” CEO of Shoal Michael Waite said. “We invest in our people and our capability and continue to deliver innovation through our high-performing workforce.

“Through our experience in Defence, space, transport and infrastructure, we have built a strong foothold across many government and industry clients in a variety of domains within Australia and New Zealand.”

As Head of Defence and Space, Knight's leadership focus will be on management of strategy development and execution, project delivery, business, and people development.

“With Shoal’s sovereign capability and experience working with all levels of Defence and now the burgeoning space industry, I am thrilled to join Shoal as it continues to grow and partner with Australian primes and government agencies,” Knight said.

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