Mr Josh Polette
Mr Josh Polette is the Director Strategic Initiatives for Thales in Australia. He has over 20 years of experience working in various business, program and technical management roles in Defence industry and the Department of Defence.
In December 2017, Josh completed a two year secondment as the General Manager of the Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation (RPDE) program, where he continued the legacy of outstanding collaboration between Defence and industry, and supported the transition of RPDE functions into the newly created Defence Innovation Hub.
Earlier in his career, Josh held various policy analysis roles in the Federal Government and University of Canberra. He also spent two years working in technology roles in a multi-national investment bank in London.
Josh holds a BSc from the University of Western Australia and a MSc from UNSW ADFA.