Directorate changes

Babcock International Group PLC (Babcock or the Group)

Directorate changes

Babcock, the UK’s leading engineering support services company, today announces that Kevin Thomas, Executive Director and currently Chief Executive, Support Services, intends to retire on 31 March 2016.

John Davies, Executive Director and currently Chief Executive, Defence & Security, will take over the role of Chief Executive, Support Services from Mr Thomas.

Mr Davies will be succeeded as Chief Executive, Defence & Security by Roger Hardy, who is currently Managing Director of Cavendish Nuclear, the civil nuclear business which sits within Support Services.

The above management changes will take effect from the beginning of November 2015, and Mr Thomas will step down from the Board as a Director on 31 December 2015.  He will maintain his relationship with Babcock through his roles as Non-Executive Chairman of the Parent Body Organisation boards of the Group’s nuclear joint ventures at Dounreay (Cavendish Dounreay Partnership) and the Magnox nuclear sites (Cavendish Fluor Partnership).

Babcock CEO Peter Rogers said: ‘I would like to thank Kevin for his contribution to the growth and development of the Group over the last 13 years, and to wish John and Roger every success in their new roles.’