Senior Manager of Engineering Strategy and Operations, Boeing Defence Australia
Sarah McSwiney is the Senior Manager of Engineering Strategy and Operations for Boeing Defence Australia. Prior to this Sarah held various engineering and management roles for the past 17 years at Boeing, most recently as the Composites Technology Manager at Boeing Research and Technology Australia, leading a team in Resin Infusion material and process development and helping guide the Enterprise Resin Infusion Roadmap. Sarah previously led the liaison engineering team across all programs at Boeing Aerostructures Australia, and prior to that she worked as a design engineer and an liaison engineer both in Melbourne and Seattle.
A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company directors, Sarah is also the Chair of industry body Aviation/Aerospace Australia and Kilvington Grammar, is on the industry advisory board for Aerospace Engineering at Monash University and Chairs the Sir Lawrence Wackett Defence and Aerospace Centre industry advisory board at RMIT University. Sarah holds an Executive MBA from Monash University and a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Hons) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Sarah is passionate about gender equality and encouraging more young women into STEM careers, and the sustainability of the Aviation and Aerospace industry in Australia.