Babcock announces new Australasian Aviation leaders

15 Apr 2018

ADELAIDE, Australia: Babcock International has today announced two new leadership positions in its Australasian Aviation business.  The announcement follows a review of the business by Babcock Australasia Chief Executive Officer, David Ruff, which saw the Company establish separate Onshore and Offshore aviation operating businesses.


Under the new configuration, the following leadership appointments have been made:


  • Lauren Adams has been formally appointed as the Managing Director, Aviation Onshore. Lauren is responsible for Babcock’s “Mission Critical Services Australasia" business, delivering critical aviation emergency services and support for key clients including Ambulance Victoria, Government of South Australia, RACQ Central Queensland Rescue Service, RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service and Queensland Health.


  • Andrew Cridland has been formally appointment as the Managing Director, Aviation Offshore. Andrew is responsible for Babcock’s “Offshore Services Australasia” business, delivering dedicated aviation operations and services for blue-chip clients in the demanding Oil & Gas sector, including PTTEP Australasia, Woodside Energy Ltd, Chevron and ConocoPhillips Australia.

Babcock Australasia CEO David Ruff said:


“Babcock’s Aviation businesses operate across very demanding and diverse environments, delivering vital services to the exacting standards demanded by our Regulators and our discerning customers.


“Establishing separate Onshore and Offshore businesses led by dedicated management teams recognises the differences between those businesses’ customer bases, as well as the different operating environments.  Our new leadership organisation will ensure that we are even more customer facing and it enables us to assure the very highest standards of compliance, consistently.  


“Babcock is already leading the way in both onshore and offshore helicopter services across Australasia and I am confident that Lauren and Andrew are the right leaders to maintain a relentless focus on our clients and drive our Aviation businesses forward.”



About Babcock


Babcock International Group, the engineering services company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around AU$9 billion in 2016/17, we help customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within our four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.


In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 725 staff. Operating across aviation, marine, mining and construction, cyber security and engineering consultancy, we support our customers technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements.


A global solution being delivered locally.


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