New Shadow Executive Committee meet for first time

We’re delighted to have launched our new Shadow Executive Committee (Shadow ExCo), bringing together a group of non-executive employees from across the business to work together on key strategic initiatives alongside our Executive Committee (ExCo).

Not only will our Shadow ExCo bring more diverse and new ways of thinking to our ExCo, it will enable us to elevate talent and empower our employees to spark change from the top.

The committee was assembled following a significant recruitment campaign, attracting over 350 applicants from seven different countries. With representation from employees across the Group, including employees from the UK, Australasia, South Africa, Canada, and France, we’re confident that the group is reflective of our global business.

Last week the Shadow ExCo met with the ExCo for the first time at our Head Office in London to hold introductions and set expectations for the partnership. The session laid the foundations for relations between the two committees and gave an insight into some of the critical work that the new team will undertake.

Babcock CEO, David Lockwood commented “I’m delighted to finally see our first Shadow ExCo cohort around the table here in London with the ExCo, bringing together experience from all corners of our business.

“Our immediate ask of the Shadow ExCo is that they are open and honest with us, and are curious to explore issues that we are currently facing and opportunities available to us as a business. This is a radical project for Babcock, and I am very much looking forward to seeing where this partnership will take us.”

The new Shadow ExCo initiative will become a part of who we are, and how we function as a business. With a committee of individuals who can think strategically, and are passionate about global, company-wide collaboration, it will encourage diverse, curious, and challenging views, that will ultimately add value to our business.