Mr Richard Price

Executive Director, Defence and Industry

Richard Price joined Defence SA as Executive Director Defence and Industry in July 2016. The focus of Richard’s team is to develop and deliver a program of activities that grows defence presence and the defence industry base of the state sustainably.

Richard has worked within the defence and public safety sectors for over 25 years and has international industry experience in leadership, business development and engineering.

Prior to joining Defence SA, Richard led a Stockholm based business unit for Saab AB with operations in Sweden, Denmark, Australia, South Africa and the UK. The focus was the global market for communication and control room solutions.

Before moving to Sweden in 2013, Richard was Managing Director of Saab’s Australian operations which have a strong presence in South Australia supplying and sustaining combat system, training and civil security solutions.

Richard is an engineering graduate of the University of Wales (BSc Hons, 1985) and a graduate of the Melbourne Business School Advanced Management Program (2006) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2010).