Lockheed Martin Australia adds Toni-Anne Munn to JP9102 leadership, scales presence in Victoria

Newly appointed JP9102 Deputy Program Director, Toni-Anne Munn, pictured with (left to right) David Ball, Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand and Chris Jewell, JP9102 Program Director. Image supplied.

Lockheed Martin Australia has named Toni-Anne Munn as the deputy program director for the multi-billion-dollar Project JP9102. 

Munn’s appointment comes shortly after Lockheed Martin’s selection as the preferred bidder for the satcom project, taking over the permanent position to bolster the company’s Australian-centred leadership. 

The role also aims to facilitate further growth in the region as the company prepares for the execution phase of the project. 

Munn brings to her new role about 20 years of experience in program management across major defence and telecommunications projects. 

Reporting to JP9102 Program Director Chris Jewell, Munn will work closely with defence and program industry partners, splitting her time predominantly between Canberra and Melbourne. 

“We are delighted to welcome Toni-Anne to the team. Her proven track record of delivering major complex defence programs will be pivotal to the success of JP9102 and the management of our existing communications portfolio,” said David Ball, regional director for Australia and New Zealand at Lockheed Martin Australia Space. 

“With her innovative project leadership skills and comprehensive understanding of industry, Toni-Anne will be instrumental in realising Lockheed Martin Australia’s vision for a resilient and self-reliant national space sector,” Ball said. 

Munn said she will zero in on boosting operational efficiency, developing the team’s capability, and remaining at the forefront of technological innovation. 

“I’m excited to join Lockheed Martin Australia during a critical time for both the company and our nation’s space industry,” said Munn. “I am eager to contribute to the success of JP9102 and uphold Lockheed Martin Australia’s commitment to meet the needs of the Commonwealth through excellence in program delivery and sustainment.” 

Lockheed Martin also revealed that it has leased office space in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district, a move that forms a part of the company’s approach to establishing Victoria as the engineering and technical hub for JP9102. 

“The new space will house our growing team, the beginning of what will become a 200-strong Victorian workforce. It is a further demonstration of our commitment to providing Defence the best possible sovereign military satellite communications system through JP9102.”