09:43 27 Nov 2015



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  • Mike Turner CBE

    Mike Turner CBE


    Mike Turner was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2008 and as Chairman of the Board on 1 November 2008. Since 3 May 2012 he has also been Chairman of GKN plc, where he was previously Senior Independent Director. He is a former Chief Executive of BAE Systems plc and a former Chairman of the UK Defence Industries Council (DIC). He is a member of the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network and is a Non-Executive Director of Lazard Limited.

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  • Peter Rogers CBE

    Peter Rogers CBE

    Chief Executive

    Peter Rogers joined the Board as Chief Operating Officer in June 2002 and became Chief Executive in August 2003. Until his retirement from its board on 30 April 2015, Peter was Senior Independent Director (and latterly Deputy Chairman) of Galliford Try plc. He is a former Director of Courtaulds PLC and Acordis BV. He has also served as a President of ADS (Aerospace Defence Security).

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  • Franco Martinelli

    Franco Martinelli

    Group Finance Director

    Franco Martinelli was appointed Group Finance Director and Executive Director to the Board on 1 August 2014. He joined Babcock in September 2002 as Group Financial Controller. Before joining Babcock he was Group Financial Controller at Powell Duffryn plc and previous to that he held divisional and group roles at Courtaulds, James Capel and BP.

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  • Bill Tame

    Bill Tame

    Chief Executive, International Division

    Bill Tame joined the Board as Group Finance Director in January 2002, a position he held until August 2014 when he was appointed Divisional Chief Executive for the Group’s enlarged International division. He is a former Finance Director of Scapa Group PLC. He was a Non-Executive Director of Carclo plc until 31 March 2015 and was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Southern Water in January 2015.

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  • Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas

    Executive Director

    Kevin Thomas became a Director on 1 May 2010, serving as Chief Executive, Support Services Division until 2 November 2015. He joined the Group in June 2002. Before joining Babcock, he spent 12 years in facilities management, including seven years with Serco Group PLC and 15 years in local government with Merton, Surrey and Southwark Councils. Kevin is an independent Non-Executive Director of Harvey Nash Group PLC. He is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a Freeman of the City of London.

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  • Archie Bethel CBE

    Archie Bethel CBE

    Chief Executive, Marine & Technology Division

    Archie Bethel became a Director on 1 May 2010. He joined the Group in January 2004. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is also President of the Society of Maritime Industries and is a Lay Member of the Court of the University of Strathclyde.

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  • John Davies

    John Davies

    Chief Executive, Support Services Division

    John Davies joined Babcock in 2010, following the acquisition of VT Group. He joined the Group Board on 1 January 2013. He served as Divisional Chief Executive, Defence and Security until 2 November 2015, when he became Division Chief Executive, Support Services Division. John is a lawyer by background and a graduate of the University of Manchester and Chester Law College. He has worked extensively across the support services and defence sectors within Bombardier, BAE Systems and VT Group.

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  • Roger Hardy

    Roger Hardy

    Chief Executive, Defence & Security Division

    Roger Hardy joined Babcock in 2007 following Babcock’s acquisition of Devonport. He was appointed as Divisional Chief Executive, Defence and Security in November 2015. He has previously been Managing Director of Cavendish Nuclear, our civil nuclear business within the Support Services Division, and, prior to that, Managing Director of our submarine business within the Marine Division.

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  • Sir David Omand GCB

    Sir David Omand GCB

    Senior Independent Director

    Sir David joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 April 2009, and became Senior Independent Director on 1 January 2012. He is a visiting professor in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He left UK Government service in 2005 having served in various senior roles, including as UK Government Security and Intelligence Coordinator, Permanent Secretary of the Home Office, Director of GCHQ (the UK Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance Agency) and Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Policy in the Ministry of Defence.

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  • Ian Duncan

    Ian Duncan

    Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee

    Ian Duncan joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in November 2010. He is a chartered accountant and is a former Group Finance Director of Royal Mail Holdings PLC. Ian is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of WANdisco plc and Bodycote plc. He has also formerly been Corporate Finance Director at British Nuclear Fuels, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Westinghouse Electric Company LLC in Pennsylvania, United States of America and a Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Fiberweb plc and Mouchel Group.

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  • Kate Swann

    Kate Swann

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Kate Swann joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in June 2011. She is currently Group Chief Executive of SSP Group Limited. She is a former Chief Executive Officer of WH Smith PLC, former Managing Director of Argos and a former Managing Director of Homebase Ltd. She is also a member of the Advisory Board at Selfridges Group.

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  • Anna Stewart

    Anna Stewart

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Anna Stewart became a Non-Executive Director of the Company in November 2012. She is Chief Executive of Laing O’Rourke, where she was previously Group Finance and Commercial Director. Since January 2015 she has been a Non-Executive Director of the Major Projects Association and is also a UK Government Business Ambassador. Anna is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers.

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  • Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall

    Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

    Jeff Randall joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 April 2014. He had a long career as a journalist and broadcaster until he stepped down as a presenter for Sky News on 31 March 2014 and as editor-at-large of The Daily Telegraph on 31 December 2013. He was business editor of the BBC between 2001 and 2005, the launch editor of Sunday Business and, for six years, was City Editor of the Sunday Times. He is a former director of Times Newspapers. He is also a Visiting Fellow of Oxford University’s Said Business School where he specialises in corporate reputation, and is an honorary professor at Nottingham University’s Business School.

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  • Myles Lee

    Myles Lee

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Myles Lee joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 April 2015 . He was Chief Executive Officer of CRH plc between 2009 and 2013, serving before that from 2003 as its Finance Director, having joined CRH in 1982 and served in a number of roles and management positions. Myles holds a degree in civil engineering and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Ingersoll-Rand plc which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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  • Kevin Goodman

    Kevin Goodman

    Group Director of Organisation & Development

    Kevin Goodman joined Babcock in 2001. He was a Director of both our Defence & Security and Marine & Technology Divisions prior to his appointment to the Executive. In his present role he is responsible for Remuneration, Talent Management, Executive Development and Diversity. He is a Trustee of Babcock’s pension schemes.

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  • Albert Dungate

    Albert Dungate

    Group Company Secretary and General Counsel

    Albert Dungate is a solicitor. He has been Group Company Secretary and General Counsel since February 2002. He is Secretary to the Board and to the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

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