Director, Commercial Program
B. Applied Science., Maj. Industrial Mathematics and Computing (Charles Sturt University)
Mr Andrew Donald is the Director, Commercial Program at Insitu Pacific and is responsible for Insitu Pacific’s Commercial Unmanned and Autonomous Systems. In this role his key focus is guiding the effective development and efficient conduct of Insitu Pacific business, particularly in the growth and execution of new commercial business adjacencies.
Prior to taking up this role, Mr Donald was a Business Development Manager at Insitu Pacific, responsible for formulating market strategies and developing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) 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 UAS capabilities from the proven Insitu UAS portfolio.
Before 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 world. 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 his own successful business development and consulting company in Malaysia. Mr Donald is a surveillance system specialist, expert in understanding and realising operational requirements in both the maritime and aviation domains.
Prior to embarking on his civilian career, Mr Donald spent twenty years serving in the Australian Defence Force as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy, graduating from the Royal Australian Naval College in 1974. During his time in the Navy, Mr Donald served in a number of ship classes, including Patrol Boats, Guided Missile Destroyers and the Aircraft Carrier HMAS Melbourne. Mr Donald qualified as a Principal Above Water Warfare Officer, served as Executive Officer (2nd in command) and as Commanding Officer. Mr Donald rose to the rank of Commander and his final posting was to Navy Office where he served as Director Surface and Air Weapons, Navy.