Defence Liaison Manager

Transitioning out of military service? Looking for a new career? Esri Australia can provide a global career pathway for you as our Defence Liaison Manager.

As Defence Liaison Manager you are responsible for leading the team to achieve greater client value and will be measured by ongoing adoption, growth and renewal of the Enterprise Agreement with Defence.

Bringing a defence background with a current security clearance, you’ll also have an ability to multitask, prioritise workloads, and remain cool under pressure. Your excellent facilitation and communication coupled with your in-depth understanding of federal government, including managing government affairs and building relationships will set you up for success.

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Doug Van Gelder

Doug Van Gelder

Manager, Business Development (QLD & NT)
– Esri Australia, Brisbane

Doug began his career in defence, working within the maritime division, where he first used GIS as a navigator and warfare officer in the Royal Australian Navy. He is a strong believer that those formerly or currently employed in defence, have an ingrained understanding of spatial technology, and a career with Esri can translate and activate these workers’ skillsets to begin a role focused on providing solutions for the industry they have specialised in.

Doug believes that anyone with a background in defence brings practical world experience of spatial science to roles at Esri, with a focus on providing impactful solutions for the industry they specialised in.

Simon Hill

Simon Hill

APAC National Government Team Lead
– Esri, United States

After working in senior management roles at the Department of Defence and the National Security sector, Simon chose a career in GIS to be closer to the operational roles he had enjoyed early in his career. He advocates that by leveraging the power of geography, peers that transition from defence to a position at Esri find it extremely fulfilling to work with customers in their industry on problems that make a real difference on a daily basis.

For Simon, Esri and its global distributor network has fostered a rich and rewarding career, which led him to share his knowledge and experience – and apply it on the global stage.

Brett Dixon

Brett Dixon

General Manager – Asia Pacific
– Esri, United States

Before starting with Esri in 2012, Brett held the position of senior consultant with the Australian Defence Force, offering strategic and operational advice for various geospatial intelligence projects. He feels that moving from working in the army to Esri was a natural progression as he could use the skills he had developed and apply it to different challenges across multiple industries.

Now, he advises many agencies throughout the Asia Pacific region, leveraging his GIS skills and national security knowledge to stay ahead of geospatial trends and challenges.