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Emily Frizell

Service Ambassador

Emily is a contemporary veteran business owner who is passionate about supporting ADF women and men transition from Defence to successful post-service careers and enterprise.  

Emily Frizell is founder and CEO of Aero PM and was awarded Female Defence Leader of the Year in 2020. Emily’s company, Aero PM, was awarded the Prime Minister’s Outstanding Veterans’ Employer of the Year 2020 and Medium-Sized Business Employer of the Year 2019.  

Emily is a veteran with over 20 years’ experience in Defence and Defence Industry. She was a finalist in the ADM Women in Defence Awards 2019 and was shortlisted for the ACT Telstra Businesswomen’s Award in 2019.  Emily is a Soldier On Ambassador, and a member of both the Princes Trust Australia Enterprise for Veterans Advisory Council and the Minister for Veteran’s Affairs Industry Advisory Committee on Veterans Employment.  

Under Emily’s leadership Aero PM experienced 3800% growth in 2 years, was awarded the MyBusiness Professional Services Business of the Year Award 2019 and the Small Business Champions Professional Services Business of the Year Award 2020.  

A highly energetic person, with strong leadership and team-building skills, Emily is comfortable in working the detail with a forte in developing a strategic picture and a plan for action. When strongly motivated on an issue, she is a strong and passionate advocate in pursuit of achieving the desired results and outcomes.  

Currently a Director of Australian Industry and Defence Network National and member of the UNSW School of Engineering and Information Technology Academic Advisory Board, Emily was previously a Committee Member for Engineers Australia. Emily has contributed to a number of mentoring programs throughout her career and has established three new mentoring programs in recent years.