Troy Stephen was appointed Vice President, Underwater Systems of Thales Australia and New Zealand in October 2020. He has responsibility for Thales Australia’s Underwater Systems business which consists of a team of 300 project managers, engineers, manufacturing and technical staff who develop and manufacture world leading sonar systems.
Troy Stephen is a dynamic leader who brings more than 30 years’ experience in the Defence Industry delivering solutions for the Australian Defence Force across a range of complex and challenging programmes.
Over his 18+ years at Thales, Troy has held a number of senior roles across the business including Director of Training and Simulation and Director of Underwater Systems. Troy holds a Bachelor of Science (Computing) from UNSW School of Electrical Engineering and is certified by the International Project Management Association as a Level A Project Director.
Over the course of his career, Troy has developed a deep understanding of the importance of a strong and collaborative relationship between industry and the customer in order to guarantee success on complex projects. In 2007 Troy was awarded the Thales Defence Services & Aerospace Customer Commitment Award in recognition of the significant contribution that he has made in this area.
Troy is a strong advocate of employee engagement and an inclusive workplace. He was a member of Thales Australia’s Diversity and Inclusion Council between 2016 and 2019.