Christine Zeitz joined Lockheed Martin in August 2015 and is Vice President & Managing Director of Information Systems and Global Solutions (IS&GS) business in Australia and Asia.
She is responsible for IS&GS’ performance and delivery of programs, as well as strategic growth.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Christine was President of BAE Systems’ North East Asia region. Appointed to this senior executive position in 2013, she carried sole responsibility for government, customer and industry relationships for the region with annual orders of $US600M per annum.
For the last 15 years of her 25-year tenure at BAE Systems, Christine was part of the management board and held senior positions in logistics, strategy, business development, commercial, procurement, government relations and communications.
Christine was also Director of Defence Logistics in Australia (2010–13) and Business Development Director in Australia (2008–10), responsible for corporate strategy, business development, government relations and communications at a time when BAE Systems in Australia acquired Tenix Defence.
Christine was born and raised in Adelaide where she graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Flinders University. She has also completed post-graduate business administration, management and marketing courses with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Harvard Business School and the University of South Australia.
Christine has been very active on a number of industry councils, boards, forums and committees. Currently, she is a member of the Defence Council of Victoria and a council member of Flinders University (South Australia) and the South Australian Premier’s Council for Women.
She’s also championed the diversity agenda of BAE Systems focusing on gender equity and in 2009 was a Telstra Business Woman of the Year Finalist.