Kate Lundy was appointed as the ACT Defence Industry Advocate in 2016 to work with defence businesses, government and our education institutions to promote the exceptional capabilities of defence companies in the Canberra Region to assist to further grow and diversify the Canberra region economy.

Ms Lundy was a Federal Senator for the ACT for 20 years, holding a number of portfolios relating to technology, innovation, sport and multicultural affairs before retiring in 2015. Since 2015, Ms Lundy has been appointed to the boards of the  National Roads and Motoring Association (NRMA), The Australian Grand Prix Corporation, the Australian Sports Technology Network and the Australian Cyber Security Research Institute. Ms Lundy is also the ACT Local Industry Advocate, supporting Canberra region businesses to access ACT Government procurement opportunities.