Julie Bown
Vice President, Land

Julie is the Vice President of Land for Thales Australia and a member of Thales Australia’s Executive Leadership Team. The Land business in Australia employs over 1600 people, and specialises in the design, development, manufacture and through life support of a range of products and solutions for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) including: munitions, integrated weapons  and sensors, optronics systems, protected vehicles, mission packages, and command, control, communications and computer (C4) systems.


Julie joined Thales Australia in 2022 from her previous role as General Manager Space and Missions Systems at Raytheon Australia, where she was responsible for the leadership of a Product Line delivering multi-domain solutions for the Australian Defence Organisation in the complex areas of battlefield and satellite communications, space situational awareness, information assurance, cyber, asset management and air traffic management. During her tenure at Raytheon Australia, Julie also held roles in strategy development, program leadership, operations management and bid and capture management. Prior to Raytheon Australia, Julie worked as an aerospace structures engineer in roles across Australia, USA, UK and Germany.


Julie holds an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical). She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and qualified as a Master Project Director from the Australian Institute of Project Management.