Tritium Appoints New CEO to Drive Growth Across the Globe

30 Jun 2020

Tritium announced former Boeing Phantom Works executive Jane Hunter has been appointed to the role of CEO.

Prior to joining Tritium, Ms Hunter was the Chief Operating Officer for Boeing's international advanced technology arm, responsible for developing the Loyal Wingman, the first Australian designed and built aircraft in fifty years.

Tritium chairman Trevor St Baker said the appointment of Ms Hunter recognised the rapid global scale and increased operational complexity of the technology company, which specialises in the design and manufacture of DC fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles.

"Ms Hunter's experience in complex international engineering operations makes her the perfect leader to maximise Tritium's global supply chain, manufacturing, distribution and support operations," Mr St Baker said. "Her appointment is a testament to Tritium's ability to attract such talent through its growth and international development."

Ms Hunter said she made the move to Tritium after being attracted to its Australian-owned and designed intellectual property. 

"The critical point for me was to join Tritium to support Australian industry with Australian-owned advanced technology, home-grown intellectual property and advanced manufacturing of products that are being exported to the world," Ms Hunter said. 

Founder and former CEO, Dr David Finn, will transition to Chief Growth Officer and turn his attention back to the engineering and technology that will fuel the company's future growth. 

Dr Finn said Tritium was widely described as the global technology leader in the DC Fast charging world, and with him now able to focus on engineering new products, Tritium's technology leadership would accelerate.

"The appointment of a new CEO will enable me to maximise the value I can bring to the business, keeping Tritium at the forefront of DC fast charging technology and product offering," Dr Finn said.

Ms Hunter has previously been independently recognised for her work, having received the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Aviation/Aerospace Sectors – Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia at the A18 Airspace Awards, as well as the Women in Defence Award – Project Management Category for the Australian Defence Magazine in 2019.

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