Melody Caffin

Insurance Manager, Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD)

Melody Caffin is the Insurance Manager for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Project, an AUD$9B alliance-based contract to construct 3 warships for the Australian Department of Defence. In her role, she supports the Project Management Office, the Alliance Industry Participants and the management team by ensuring the activities and operations align to the insurable risk arrangements.

Employed by Raytheon Australia, the mission systems integrator on the AWD Project, Melody provides SME support to the Australian corporate business whose capabilities include governance management systems, project management, engineering through life support, logistics management systems and maintenance services across military air, land and sea platforms.

Melody is currently involved in special projects for Commonwealth of Australia’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), providing insurable risk solutions for CASG’s maritime sustainment and acquisition projects.

She has over 15 years’ experience in the finance and insurance industry including working for two international insurance broking firms, and 9 years in defence. She is a senior associate to the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).