Our team

Team SABRE, led by Safran, will deliver a comprehensive, coherent Integrated Solider Systems solution where the needs of the soldier is at the centre of the modernisation program.

Meet the team

With decades of experience in Defence between them, including serving in Army, the team brings a diverse set of skills and knowledge and is passionate about supporting the end user.

Steven Robinson

Chief Executive - Nova Systems Australia and New Zealand

Steven Robinson was appointed as Chief Executive for Nova Systems Australia and New Zealand in January 2018, following his role as Group Chief of Strategy & Marketing. Steve is responsible for leading and developing the Nova Systems Australia and New Zealand business as a professional solutions provider, enabling technologies to solve the complex challenges that really matter to our clients and industry partners. As an Australian owned and operated business, Steve and his team are proud to grow sovereign capabilities that deliver tangible outcomes to the most complex of challenges in the Air, Land, Sea, Joint and Space domains, while remaining true to the Group’s core values of Trust, Professionalism, Passion and Community. Steve joined the Nova Group in 2009 and has over 25 years’ experience within Australian Defence environment, both as an Engineering Officer in the Australian Army and through multiple leadership roles in the Australian Defence Industry. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Aeronautical), a Master’s in Business Administration (Technology Management), and is a graduate of the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme in France.

Michael Hall

Team SABRE Capture Lead - Safran

Michael Hall is currently the Head of Sales & Marketing at Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia. Michael joined Safran in 2016 leading the Soldier Systems portfolio prior to taking over as the Head of Sales & Marketing for Australasia in 2019.  Michael has 13 years’ experience in the Australian Army, starting out his military career as a Troop Leader on the M1A1 Abrams and also deploying to Afghanistan with the Special Operations Task Group. Michael is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy where he studied South East Asian Politics & Geography.    

Albert Trinh

Capture Lead - Safran

Albert Trinh is currently the Soldier Systems Sales Manager at Safran Electronics and Defense Australasia. Albert is responsible for the sales and management of the Soldier Systems portfolio for Safran in Australasia. He has over 10 years’ experience in the Australian Army. Albert served in the Parachute Infantry from 2004-2008 before being selected into the 2nd Commando Regiment where he spent 8 years within the Special Operations Command. Albert has served on several operations including East Timor, Solomon Islands and multiple deployments to Afghanistan; he has also served in Counter-Terrorism operations in Australia. Albert holds a degree in Commerce from Deakin University.

Kyle Stockman

Land and Emergency Services Program Manager – Nova Systems Australia and New Zealand

With over 12 years’ of Defence Industry experience, Nova Systems Land and Emergency Services Program Manager Kyle Stockman has worked alongside Industry Primes and CASG in ensuring Complex LAND Programs are delivered to the warfighter on schedule, within budget and to the highest quality. Serving in the ADF as an Army Officer, Kyle has relevant experience in supporting the Army domestically on Exercises and on Operations in the Middle East, including a deployment to Iraq and various short notice support tasks to Al Minhad Airbase in the United Arab Emirates. Kyle’s tertiary education includes a Bachelor of Business from the Australian Defence Force Academy, a Master of Project Management ‘with Excellence’ (UNSW-Canberra) and is currently undertaking an Executive MBA through QUT due to be completed in November 2022.

Mat Jones

Senior Business Development Manager — BAE Systems Australia  

Mat Jones is the Senior Business Development Manager, Future Technologies for BAE Systems Australia. He has been in the company since July 2019 and is currently managing the Business Development effort for BAE System’s Future Technology portfolio which includes autonomous systems and advanced weapon and counter measure technologies. Mat is a former Army officer who served for 13 years in a variety of operational roles. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and was instrumental in the urgent operational acquisition of the ADF’s Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM)capability. Since transitioning from Defence Mat has held several senior leadership roles in business and the non-for-profit sector. Mat is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy, Royal Military College-Duntroon and the Australian Technical Staff Officers Course. He has a First Class Honours degree in Physics and a Masters of Management majoring in Capability Development and Technology. He is a passionate advocate for Defence Force veterans and is the former CEO of SoldierOn Australia and current chair of BAE System Australia’s Veteran Advisory Committee.

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