Broniie grew up surrounded by the military as her father was posted around Australia and internationally during his Army career. Broniie was always interested in working within Defence and started her 16 year Defence APS career in 2007 in the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO).
Broniie started out managing the financial aspects of the Air Force sustainment program within Aerospace Systems Division. This included coordinating and managing the biannual sustainment reviews (Mid Year Reviews and Defence Management Financial Plans) and briefing the results and recommendations to senior Air Force members, including DCAF and ACAUST.
In 2015 Broniie was seconded to be the Executive Officer for the Chief Finance Officer of DMO to support the transition to One Defence, which was a new experience and very challenging and provided exposure to senior Defence committees and a greater understanding of Defence’s relationships with other central Government agencies.
In 2016 Broniie was asked to build a new position, Foreign Military Sales Financial Program Manager (FMSFPM), which brought together all aspects of FMS financial management under a single position as it had previously been spread across six different areas within Defence.
Broniie worked with both internal Defence stakeholders and US Defense services and agencies to establish critical relationships and greater knowledge of processes within both organisations to improve information provided and to bridge gaps in understanding between the different financial practices and procedures. Broniie co-chaired the FMS Financial Management Reviews (FMRs) with the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) which incorporated a review of contract and capability outcomes and risks on financial outcomes for Australia’s largest and most complex FMS cases.
Broniie provided advice and support of large Defence projects, with FMS, going to Government for approval.
During her time as FMSFPM Broniie also contributed to reviewing and providing advice on different Defence Cooperative Programs, often reviewing MOUs and FMPDs prior to signature to support improved financial accountability and visibility against capability outcomes.
Broniie found the FMSFPM role the most rewarding as it involved all areas and aspects of Defence and working with the US personnel and agencies was enjoyable and challenging and allowed her an excellent understanding of the US Defense environment.
Broniie is looking forward to representing JY Australia as she continues working with Defence in Armoured Vehicles Division.
Broniie enjoys travelling, riding her motorbike, scuba diving and spending time with family, friends and her staffy, Fenrir.