Kim Gillis, former vice-president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia, has been named as the deputy secretary of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) within Defence.
Gillis became managing director of Boeing Defence Australia in June 2011, having joined Boeing in September 2010. He worked at what was known as the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) between September 2004 and July 2010.
Gillis is set to start work as deputy secretary of CASG on August 31.
Kim Gillis official Boeing bio:
Kim Gillis is vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia. Named to this position in June 2011, Gillis manages all Boeing Defence Australia businesses and functions at the organisation’s 15 sites across the country and four international locations. His duties include the establishment and execution of new and existing programs, achieving corporate objectives, and implementing corporate strategies that position Boeing’s defence activities in Australia for continued success.
Prior to being named to his current position, Gillis was Boeing Defence Australia’s chief operating officer. In this role, he was responsible for the organisation’s day-to-day operations; alignment and integration with Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS); and compliance and governance. He was appointed to this position in March 2011. Gillis joined Boeing in September 2010 as chief operating officer of International Operations and Compliance for BDS.
Prior to Boeing, Gillis was general manager systems for the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and was responsible for a staff of 6,000 with an annual expenditure budget of AU$7 billion. In this role, he led the reform agenda for DMO acquisition and sustainment in an environment of significant change as a result of major Defence-wide reforms. As a senior program manager he successfully managed and executed multibillion-dollar projects involving integrated teams of professionals in Australia and overseas.
Prior to this role, Gillis was vice president for Military Projects for the Austal Group, where he was the capture team lead and project manager for the U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship, the Joint High Speed Vessel program, and the Royal Australian Navy Armidale Class patrol boat fleet.
Gillis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a major in legal studies from University of Canberra. He is a qualified Master Project Director (AIPM) and a Master Mariner. Gillis also is the founder and sponsor of Queensland University of Technology Executive Masters in Complex Project Management Program and International Centre for Complex Project Management.