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The Defence Industry in South Australia

A Business Luncheon with

Andy Keough CSC,

Chief Executive Officer, Defence SA


Andy Keough completed 22 years in the Australian Navy which included two commands of Collins Class submarines and a three-year exchange posting with the US Navy’s Submarine Force in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) for his leadership whilst in command of HMAS SHEEAN in 2006.

Andy retired from the Navy in 2007 and joined ASC where he was responsible for establishing a business improvement capability and managing ASC’s operations in WA, which included maintenance and training for the Collins Class fleet.

On 31 August 2015, Andy commenced his current role as Chief Executive, Defence SA. Andy has an MBA, is an Adjunct Professor with The University of South Australia and is the Chair of the South Australian Defence Indigenous Employment Cluster.


Photography by Gainsborough

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