Gabby Costigan joined BAE Systems Australia as chief executive-designate on 2 October 2017 and became chief executive on 1 January 2018. She is responsible for one of the nation’s largest defence company, which has supported the Australian Defence Force for more than 60 years. Ms Costigan is a former Colonel in the Australian Army and has led logistic operations for both the Australian and US governments internationally. She has a distinguished international logistics career with great experience in managing international supply chains. Her experience includes leading roles in the logistics and aviation industries. Ms Cotigan is a board member on the Australian-ASEAN Council which promotes Australia’s interests in South-East Asia by initiating and supporting activities designed to enhance awareness, understanding and links between people, business and institutions in Australia and South East Asia. Prior to joining BAE Systems, she was chief executive of Linfox International Group. Ms Costigan has been honoured for her military service by the Australian and US Governments and NATO.