Prior to being appointed Tritium’s COO and Deputy CEO last year, Ms Hunter was the Chief Operating Officer for Boeing’s international advanced technology arm, responsible for developing the Loyal Wingman, the first Australian designed and built aircraft in fifty years.
Tritium chairman Trevor St Baker said the appointment of Ms Hunter recognised the rapid global scale and increased operational complexity of the technology company, which specialises in the design and manufacture of DC fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles.
“Ms Hunter’s experience in complex international engineering operations makes her the perfect leader to maximise Tritium’s global supply chain, manufacturing, distribution and support operations,” Mr St Baker said.
“Her appointment was a testament to Tritium’s ability to attract such talent through its growth and international development.”
Ms Hunter said she made the move to Tritium last year after being attracted by its Australian-owned and designed intellectual property.
“The critical point for me was to join Tritium to support Australian industry with Australian-owned advanced technology, home-grown intellectual property and advanced manufacturing of products that are being exported to the world.
“It’s not something Australia usually does very successfully, so I am excited to be working with such a unique model.
“Australia tends to develop something brilliant and then sell the design to make money out of it, whereas Tritium owns and drives a leading position in EV fast chargers from right here in Brisbane.”
Founder and previous CEO Dr David Finn will transition to Chief Growth Officer and turn his attention back to the engineering and technology that will fuel the company’s future growth.
Dr Finn said Tritium was widely described as the global technology leader in the DC Fast charging world, and with him now able to focus on engineering new products, Tritium’s technology leadership would accelerate.
“The appointment of a new CEO will enable me to maximise the value I can bring to the business, keeping Tritium at the forefront of DC fast charging technology and product offering,” Dr Finn said.
After making a substantial investment opening world-leading test and production centres in Los Angeles and Amsterdam, with the US and Europe being the two largest electric vehicle DC charging markets, Tritium’s
future projects include supporting the launch by The City of Pasadena of the largest DC charging station in North America during March (with Tritium and Tesla chargers), as well as a unique EMC testing centre in Murarrie in September 2020 that will eliminate reliance on a similar centre in Germany and generate more local technology jobs.
Ms Hunter has previously been independently recognised for her work, having received the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Aviation/Aerospace Sectors – Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia at the A18 Airspace Awards, as well as the Women in Defence Award – Project Management Category for the Australian Defence Magazine in 2019.