Mr (David) Grant Sanderson

Chief Executive Officer, EOS Defence Systems Group
Age: 53


  • Bachelor's Degree, University of New South Wales - Political Science
  • Master's Degree, Canberra University - Strategic Studies

Employment History

2018-present, CEO, EOS Defence Systems Group

2016-2017, Self-employed Executive Consultant

2011-2015, Vice President Strategy and Development, Elbit Systems of Australia

2010-2011, Director of Strategy and Business Development for Land, Thales Australia

2008-2010, General Manager Business Development Land, Land Systems Division, Thales

2007-2008, Army Account Manager, Thales

1983-2007, Australian Regular Army and Special Forces


  • Currently the Chief Executive Officer, EOS Defence Systems Group.
  • Prior to joining EOS, Grant ran his own successful Management Consultancy working within the Australian and International Defence and Security markets. The EOS Group was one of his clients and he worked for the Group on several major international projects.
  • For five years Grant worked as the Vice President Strategy and Business Development for the Israeli defence giant Elbit Systems. Here he oversaw the start-up of Elbit systems of Australia and its growth to over 240 Australian personnel.
  • Prior to joining Elbit Grant was the Director Strategy and Business Development Land at Thales Australia and was instrumental in the major product and manufacturing reforms that brought the Hawkei, Steyr F90 rifle and ammunition products to market including the international sales drive for the Bushmaster PMV.
  • Grant has been a long serving and active supporter of the drive for innovation and growth in the Australian defence industry exports, and is a 25 year military veteran.