Ms Gabby Costigan

Gabby Costigan joined BAE Systems Australia as Chief Executive Officer in October 2017. As CEO she is responsible for one of the nation’s largest defence companies, which has supported the Australian Defence Force for more than 65 years.

Gabby retired as a Colonel in the Australian Army after a distinquished career that included operational experience commanding logistic operations for both Australian and US deployed military forces.

Gabby brings to BAE Systems Australia a broad range of experience as a senior executive in the international logistics, aviation and supply chain management domains. This includes her appointment as CEO for Linfox International Group, where she focused on transforming the business with an emphasis on strong customer service and the highest standards in safety and integrity across the region.

She is a Board Member on the Australian-ASEAN Council promoting Australia’s interests in South-East Asia. Gabby is a strong supporter of the council’s focus to initiate and support activities to enhance awareness, understanding and links between people, business and institutions in Australia and South East Asia.

Gabby has recently been appointed Chair of the Council for Women and Families United by Defence Service. This forum provides women and families a direct connection into the Minister’s office to raise issues affecting Defence members and their families.

Gabby has been honoured for her military service by the Australian and US Governments and NATO. She was awarded a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to UK/Australia relations.

She is married to Simon and has two children, Honey and Lucas.