Company’s Executive Director of Government Affairs to become Chief Executive of peak industry body

Canberra – 14 December 2010: Raytheon Australia today announced the departure of Matthew Cossey from his position as Executive Director of Government Affairs to take up a senior leadership role with a national industry association.

It has been announced that Mr Cossey has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of CropLife Australia, the peak industry organisation for Australia’s agricultural plant science sector.

The Managing Director of Raytheon Australia, Mr Michael Ward, expressed his gratitude to Mr Cossey for his contribution to the company over the previous two years and wished him well in his new role.

“I am grateful to Matthew for his efforts that have driven our government relations strategy and activities over the last couple of years and the contribution he has made as a member of Raytheon Australia’s Leadership Team. Matthew’s experience and skills will be of considerable value to his new employer and Raytheon takes pride when the quality of our people is recognised by other industries. I wish him every success in this new endeavour.”

Mr Cossey takes up his appointment in the new year.


Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.

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