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BAE Systems Australia appoints new Managing Director for ASC Shipbuilding

Posted 10 April 2019 · Add Comment

BAE Systems Australia has appointed Craig Lockhart to the position of Managing Director of ASC Shipbuilding.

As a subsidiary of BAE Systems, ASC Shipbuilding is responsible for the delivery of the Hunter Class Frigate Programme that will design and build the new frigates for the Royal Australian Navy and contribute toward a sovereign naval shipbuilding capability for the nation.
 

Craig Lockhart (above) will commence in the role on 3 June, 2019 and report to BAE Systems Australia's Chief Executive Officer, Gabby Costigan.

Craig comes to the company with extensive defence experience spanning three decades, most recently as the Managing Director of Naval Marine for Babcock in the United Kingdom.
 
He will take over from Nigel Stewart, who successfully led the SEA5000 campaign that saw the company selected to deliver the $35bn program for the nine anti-submarine frigates for the Royal Australian Navy.
 
BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive Officer, Gabby Costigan, said: “Having held leadership positions within the surface ship, submarine and conventional and nuclear power sectors across a long and expansive career, Craig’s depth of experience in the defence industry is exceptional.
 
“Craig brings a hands-on, detailed understanding of the Australian and UK defence industries and business networks. Coupled with his leadership capabilities and proven track record in leading large scale, diverse defence businesses, Craig is ideally suited to significantly grow and lead the team that will deliver the Hunter Class Frigate Program. I am truly delighted to announce Craig’s appointment, and welcome him back to Australia.
 
“I would like to thank Nigel for his outstanding contribution to the program and for providing strong leadership of the team over the last three years. With the signing of the Hunter Class Frigate Programme Head Contract and acquisition of ASC Shipbuilding completed Nigel will return to our UK maritime business, following a handover to Craig.
 
Craig Lockhart said: “Leading the team to deliver a programme that will significantly contribute to the transformation of the nation’s sovereign shipbuilding capability is an absolute honour. The Hunter Class Frigate Programme will have a lasting positive impact on generations to come and I am excited to return to Australia for this opportunity.”

 

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