Angela Wiggins - Chief Counsel
The awards recognise leading professionals and businesses in the defence community across the nation. 

They are regarded as one of the defence industry’s highest accolades, pinpointing professional development and showcasing the individuals and businesses leading the way in the industry.
The finalist list, announced this month, features more than 248 high-achieving professionals and businesses across 29 submission-based categories, including: 
Executive of the Year Angela Wiggins, BAE Systems Australia

Naval Business of the Year
BAE Systems Australia

Prime Contractor of the Year
BAE Systems Australia

AIC Champion of the Year
BAE Systems Australia

Veteran Support Program of the Year
BAE Systems Australia

Defence Innovator of the Year
BAE Systems – Saab Australia

Liam Garman, editor - defence and security at Momentum Media said:  
“Defence Connect first hosted the Australian Defence Industry Awards to recognise the tireless efforts of defence business professionals, acknowledging the industry’s best and brightest — from technicians to small businesses through to the primes.

“The Awards are the industry’s night of nights, applauding those who make defence one of Australia’s most innovative and cut-through industries and I look forward to seeing all of our amazing finalists on the night!”

Winners will be announced at a black tie gala dinner at the National Convention Centre in Canberra on Thursday, 15 September 2022.
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BAE Systems Australia

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