Exail Robotics Australia has announced the appointment of Tony Fraser AO CSC as a Non-Executive Director.
With more than 45 years of experience spanning Defence, industry and commercial sectors, Fraser’s extensive expertise will be invaluable in steering Exail towards new opportunities in Australia.
Fraser’s distinguished career includes 34 years in Defence, reaching the rank of Major General and commanding at all levels in Army Aviation.
An accomplished aviator, Fraser accrued over 5500 hours of flight, predominantly in helicopters. His overseas service encompassed the UK, Middle East, Canada and the US.
Following his military career, Fraser transitioned to the private sector, holding pivotal roles such as the Managing Director for Australasia at Leonardo and Airbus Australia Pacific.
He returned to Defence from 2018 to 2022 as Deputy Secretary Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group in the Department of Defence.
In addition to his military accomplishments, Fraser is a Harvard Business School graduate and has been honoured as an Officer in the Order of Australia and awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross.
“I am eager to embark on this journey with Exail, aligning their leading technologies with the strategic objectives of Australia’s defence sector,” said Fraser.
“We are delighted to welcome Tony to the Exail Robotics Australia team,” said Exail CEO Dominique Giannoni.
“His expertise fielding Australian Defence Force’s capability requirements, coupled with his extensive experience across various levels of Defence and his strategic leadership roles in the commercial sector, positions him uniquely to guide Exail in delivering innovative solutions to enhance Australian defence technology.”