Inspiring speakers and Great Networking Opportunities

2017 Women in Logistics, 20 October 2017, Leonda by the Yarra, Melbourne.

Christine Tolson v2Christine Tolson, Air Commodore, Director General Logistics – Air Force

Christine joined the Air Force on 15 January 1985. Throughout her career she has performed in a number of capacities and has acquisition and through life logistics experience and qualification. Of note, she has held four separate Command appointments during her career the most recent of which was as Director General Supply Chain, in which role she was responsible for wholesale warehousing and distribution, maintenance and operational supply chain functions for the Australian Defence Force. She took up the role of Director General Logistics Air Force in early September 2016. In this role she is responsible for designing the future Air Force logistics system to support airpower and joint warfighting.

Christine has spent much of her career driving change and reform and her most recent post­ings are no different. She has extensive contract development, negotiation and management and supply chain design experience. A firm believer in strategic planning and that ‘the data will set you free’, her career has also seen her invest significantly in instilling planning and performance management ethos and frameworks within the various organisations that she has led.

Her great passion lay in leadership and in mentoring the logistics officers and female leaders of the future. She also enjoys fishing, camping, baking, reading and shopping (for shoes of course!).

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