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Graeme Dunk has an extensive background in Defence and defence industry initially as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer in the Royal Australian Navy. After leaving the RAN in 1994 he conducted his own consulting business for over five years providing ASW, operational, strategic and project management services to the defence industry.

In 1999 he joined Codarra Advanced Systems as the Business Development Manager and subsequently moved to Pacific Noise and Vibration as the Chief Operating Officer in 2002. In this role he oversaw the company’s activities, largely in Pakistan, and also undertook business development in Singapore and India. After a short time at The Distillery in 2007 he joined L-3 Nautronix as Director, Defence & Government Relations, representing the company and other L-3 interests in the defence environment in Canberra. Since January 2012 he has been the Executive Manager, Australian Business Defence Industry.

Graeme Dunk has a Bachelor of Science degree in pure mathematics, a Master of Science degree in maritime defence technology and a Master of Defence Studies degree in strategic studies. He is a member of the City and Guilds of London Institute. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University on the subject of defence industrial sovereignty.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Australian National University


  • 1995 
    University of New South Wales, Master of Defence Studies
  • 1989 
    Council for National Academic Awards (UK), Master of Science
  • 1977 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Science

Professional Memberships

  • City and Guilds of London Institute