About Us

Towers Group Pty Ltd is an Australian-owned professional services company, established in 2013.

Towers Group is a proudly Veteran Owned Business working predominantly in the Defence sector.

Towers provides highly-qualified consultants with extensive experience supporting Commonwealth Departments and Corporate entities. Our team is committed to providing excellent professional services for our Clients.

Towers Group is renowned for its provision of services across the following core disciplines:

  • Project Management Support;
  • Engineering and Technical Services, predominantly:
    • Systems Engineering,
    • Electrical,
    • Mechanical,
    • Communications, and
    • Aerospace.
  • Integrated Logistics Support (Material Logistics Services);
  • Commercial Support Services;
  • Corporate Performance Services;
  • Capability Development; and
  • Research and Development across a number of Science and Technology disciplines.

All of the Towers team have extensive experience resulting from previous full-time ADF service, Defence Industry involvement and Corporate employment.  Our team are all highly qualified in their areas of expertise and are supported by relevant post-graduate qualifications.

Kate Rippon


MMngt, BA

Kate joined the Australian Defence Force in 1995 and studied a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and History. She Graduated from the Royal Military College in 1998 and was appointed to the Royal Australian Signals Corp as a Lieutenant. During her 13 years as an ADF Officer, Kate was posted across Australia and served with the United Nations in Sudan in 2006/2007. Kate completed her Masters in Management – Human Resources, at the completion of her time with the Australian Defence Force and was appointed the first Human Resources Manager at the West Australian Football Commission in Perth, Western Australia.

After moving back to her home town of Melbourne, Kate and Ryan started Towers Group to ensure that their valuable Defence, Human Resources and Leadership experience were used to benefit clients.

Kate is passionate about ensuring Towers is an Employer of Choice and delivering exceptional service to our valued clients.

Ryan Oswin


MEngSc, BSc

Ryan served as an Officer in the Australian Defence Force for 17 years, and has extensive experience in a variety of operational, training and leadership positions within the Corps of Royal Australian Engineers and Special Air Service Regiment.  Ryan made the transition into providing professional services to the Department of Defence as a consultant as a result of a growing family and the opportunity to utilise his Defence experience in the Professional Services industry.

Kate and Ryan developed Towers with a view of providing clients with niche skills, and business support services, tailored to the client requirements. Furthermore, the Towers vision seeks to be an employer of choice where the talents and capabilities of our outstanding team are promoted in a positive and rewarding culture.

Ryan is a highly motivated and experienced Project Manager and Business Analyst with extensive planning, process improvement, leadership and management skills. Ryan is skilled at working with and managing stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes across a diverse range of projects.

Our Valued Clients include