Director – Commercial Program
B. Applied Science (Charles Sturt University), Royal Australian Navy College
Mr Andrew Donald is the Director, Commercial Program for Insitu Pacific and is responsible for developing and managing Insitu Pacific’s commercial business activities in Australia and throughout Asia Pacific.
Prior to taking up this role, Mr Donald was a Business Development Manager at Insitu Pacific, responsible for formulating market strategies and developing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) business opportunities in the Asia Pacific region. In this role his key focus was assisting military, civil and commercial entities in the establishment of effective unmanned capabilities from the proven Insitu portfolio.
Prior to joining Insitu Pacific, Mr Donald spent over 15 years working in the air traffic and maritime vessel surveillance domains in a variety of roles around the globe. These roles included managing complex real time surveillance systems integration projects throughout Southeast Asia; working in managerial and business development roles in Europe and the Czech Republic and running a business development and consulting firm in Malaysia. Mr Donald is a surveillance system specialist, expert in understanding and realising operational requirements in both the maritime and aviation domains.
Mr Donald graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College in 1974, then from Charles Sturt University with a bachelor’s degree in applied science, majoring in industrial mathematics and computing. During his 20 years in the Navy, he qualified as a Principal Above Water Warfare Officer, served as both an Executive Officer and a Commanding Officer, and his final posting was Director of Surface and Air Weapons.