James Morphett is Rotary and Mission Systems’ Cyber Subject Matter Expert for Lockheed Martin Australia. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing cyber capabilities across engineering and technology disciplines, and integrating best practices for cyber resilience into Australia’s defence capabilities. Since 2017, James has also served as Cyber and Protective Security Lead on the Future Submarine Program where he has assisted the program pioneer approaches to design a capability that is resilient to cyber threats.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, James worked for seven years in the Australian Signals Directorate in a range of roles covering signals intelligence analysis and operations, cyber security governance, strategic leadership and foreign relationship management. James has also worked as Principal Advisor for Cyber Security to the SA Government Chief Security Executive, before consulting briefly with Deloitte for clients in mining, utilities, and the public sector.
A proud South Australian, with a long family history of service and devotion to the state, James grew up in outback South Australia and attended School of the Air before attending St Peters College and studying at the University of Adelaide. James holds a Bachelor of International Studies and a Master of International Studies.
James is an active committee member of the Adelaide branch of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), a member of the interim steering committee of the Adelaide Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC), and a previous member of the Privacy Committee of South Australia. James is married to Katherine and has three children.