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Babcock appoints new Program Director – RMP West to support RAN sustainment in WA

Babcock Australasia (Babcock) has appointed Rob Dunn as its new Program Director – Regional Maintenance Provider (RMP) West to lead the company’s sustainment of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships at Henderson, Western Australia.

As part of RMP-West, Babcock will work in partnership with the Department of Defence to deliver naval sustainment capability for Australia in the region.

Dunn was previously Babcock Australasia’s WAMA Delivery Support Manager. Prior to joining Babcock, Dunn worked in various roles at BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia and the UK, including Head of Capability Integration for the Salam Project in Riyadh to deliver Typhoon aircraft into Saudi Arabia. He also previously held the role of Project Director Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) Ranges at QinetiQ Australia in Canberra. Dunn began his career in the Australian Defence Force, serving 13 years in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Babcock Australasia Managing Director Marine Simon Spratt welcomed Dunn to the new role.

“Rob’s extensive experience and leadership will support the delivery of RMP-West in partnership with the Royal Australian Navy and our local industry partners and suppliers,” said Spratt.

“As the premier warship sustainment company in Australia and New Zealand, Babcock is proud to be working in partnership with our customer, the Australian Government, at a time when national security has never been more important or more complex to deliver.”

Dunn said: “I am delighted to take up this important role. As a former veteran in the Australian Defence Force, it is a privilege to lead the vital sustainment of our Royal Australian Navy ships and support our service men and women to help them fulfil their mission.”

Babcock is the largest surface ship sustainment company in Australasia, currently sustaining 70 per cent of the major surface fleet for the Royal Australian Navy and 100 per cent of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

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