Ian Irving was appointed Chief Executive for Northrop Grumman Australia in July 2013, with responsibility for leading the development of Northrop Grumman within Australia/New Zealand, supporting the company’s current programmes, developing strategies for growth, and identifying new business opportunities for the company’s activities in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.Ian has more than 25 years’ experience at senior executive levels within the Australian defence and aerospace industry, and joined Northrop Grumman from ALTILUS, a management and professional services consultancy that he established in 2011 serving the government and the defence sector, where he was managing director.