Navantia Australia's Marketing and Communications Manager recognised as a finalist for Marketing / Communications Professional of the Year 2020

23 November 2020

Cindy Slaven has been named as a finalist in the Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards 2020 for Marketing/Communications Professional of the Year.  

Celebrating its second year, the Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards sets the new benchmark for excellence in defence, recognising the outstanding achievements made by both individuals and firms working in Australian defence industry.

From the major listed organisations and corporates servicing Australia’s defence economy to SMEs, start-ups, academic institutions and associations, the Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards acknowledges the professionals and businesses that are driving innovation, change and the development of Australia’s defence sector.


The finalists, who were announced over several days beginning on 6 October 2020, represent over 270 individuals and groups across the defence industry over 33 different categories.

Phillip Tarrant, director – Defence and Aerospace, welcomed the response to the Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards, saying, “the defence industry has once again got right behind the awards, with over 270 finalists shortlisted from over 500 submissions representing over 150 companies.”

“This is an extraordinary vote of confidence for Australia’s defence industry and representative of the depth of talent we have in our sector – I would like to thank each of the entrants for their submissions and wish all the finalists the best of luck,” Mr Tarrant added.

Cindy Slaven, Marketing and Communications Manager at Navantia Australia, said that she was humbled to be recognised and proud to be a part of such an extensive network.

“I am passionate about defence industry so to be recognised as a finalist amongst such as high calibre of professionals, is such an honour,” she added.

The winners will be announced on Thursday, 26 November.