HII?s announced the appointment of Terry Nichols as the managing director for two HII business areas in Australia. Nichols will work from HII?s Canberra office, and the leader of HII?s Australia operations working to advance the goals of the Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) trilateral partnership on behalf of HII. Nichols, as the managing director for HII Australia Pty Ltd., will be responsible for leveraging HII's extensive expertise in advanced cyber and electronic warfare, artificial intelligence, autonomy and undersea capabilities, C5ISR operations, and nuclear shipbuilding expertise in support of AUKUS Pillar 2. native of Brisbane, Australia, Nichols served 20 years in the Australian Army and brings more than 35 years of defense and industry experience across management and executive management roles.

Nichols is a strong collaborator with direct board experience in the defense domain and an extensive executive leadership background from prime contractors, including Boeing Defence Australia, Rheinmetall, and UGL.