Christie Frankel, Contracts Specialist, explains why Northrop Grumman Australia people make such a difference

Christie Frankel
Christie Frankel

Tell us a little about your background.

I grew up in the outback in Queensland. I moved to the Gold Coast to study law at Bond University and then began a career in commercial litigation and insolvency law. I always loved working with contracts as part of that work which led me to pursue working on contracts full time.

Here at Northrop Grumman Australia, I lead contract drafting, negotiation and post-award contract management. I also support the Business Development and Capture functions with submitting new bids.

Describe your career at Northrop Grumman Australia so far.

I’m very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on a number of projects across both our Sustainment and Modernisation Services and Integrated Services Operating Units during my four years at Northrop Grumman Australia. I started in the KC-30A program, and then worked in the C27J team. I then joined the Integrated Systems area of the business to work on an exciting new program… never a dull day!

What makes Northrop Grumman Australia different?

The work at Northrop Grumman Australia is incredibly interesting, but I think it’s the people that really make Northrop Grumman Australia a special place. There is a real sense of community in the teams and we have very supportive senior leadership. I have truly made some friends for life here.

What do you do in your spare time?

Listening to music and going to concerts! I love running outside on a sunny day, reading, and cooking. I spend most of my spare time these days playing with my son. He loves music and food too so we’re a good match.

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