Will Erith

Chief Executive, Marine

Will Erith - Chief Executive, Marine


Executive Committee December 2020


Will joined Babcock in 2017 and in 2018 became MD Surface Ships, responsible for the entirety of our Warship support business (including the successful Type 23 LIFEX programme). In addition he was responsible for the critical phases of our overall bid activity for FMSP (Future Maritime Support Programme), representing the next five years of our Surface Ship and Submarine support for the Royal Navy. Prior to this he had a successful 20-year career with Rolls-Royce, where he held senior leadership positions in Engineering, Programme Management, Business Development and General Management. This included three years based in Tokyo, significantly growing the Asia Pacific Naval business. Will has a First Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of London. He is a Chartered Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.