18:50 27 Mar 2015



The Board

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Executive Committee

  • Mike Turner CBE

    Mike Turner CBE


    Mike Turner was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2008 and as Chairman of the Board on 1 November 2008. Since 3 May 2012 he has also been Chairman of GKN plc, where he was previously Senior Independent Director. He is a former Chief Executive of BAE Systems plc and a former Chairman of the UK Defence Industries Council (DIC). He is a member of the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network and is a Non-Executive Director of Lazard Limited.

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  • Peter Rogers CBE

    Peter Rogers CBE

    Chief Executive

    Peter Rogers joined the Board as Chief Operating Offi cer in June 2002 and became Chief Executive in August 2003. He is a Non-Executive Director of Galliford Try PLC and a former Director of Courtaulds PLC and Acordis BV. He has also served as a President of ADS (Aerospace Defence Security).

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  • Franco Martinelli

    Franco Martinelli

    Group Finance Director

    Franco Martinelli was appointed Group Finance Director and Executive Director to the Board on 1 August 2014. He joined Babcock in September 2002 as Group Financial Controller. Before joining Babcock he was Group Financial Controller at Powell Duffryn plc and previous to that he held divisional and group roles at Courtaulds, James Capel and BP.

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  • Bill Tame

    Bill Tame

    Chief Executive, International Division

    Bill Tame was appointed as Chief Executive of the Group’s International division on 1 August 2014. He joined the Board as Group Finance Director in January 2002. He is a former Finance Director of Scapa Group PLC. He is a Non-Executive Director of Carclo PLC.

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  • Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas

    Chief Executive, Support Services Division

    Kevin Thomas became a Director on 1 May 2010. He joined the Group in June 2002. Before joining Babcock, he spent 12 years in facilities management, including seven years with Serco Group PLC and 15 years in local government with Merton, Surrey and Southwark Councils. Kevin is an independent Non-Executive Director of Harvey Nash Group PLC. He is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a Freeman of the City of London.

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  • Archie Bethel CBE

    Archie Bethel CBE

    Chief Executive, Marine & Technology Division

    Archie Bethel became a Director on 1 May 2010. He joined the Group in January 2004. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is also President of the Society of Maritime Industries and is a Lay Member of the Court of the University of Strathclyde.

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  • John Davies

    John Davies

    Chief Executive, Defence & Security Division

    John Davies joined Babcock in 2010, following the acquisition of VT Group. He was appointed Divisional Chief Executive, Defence and Security in 2010 and joined the Group Board on 1 January 2013. John is a lawyer by background and a graduate of the University of Manchester and Chester Law College. He has worked extensively across the support services and defence sectors within Bombardier, BAE Systems and VT Group.

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  • Sir David Omand GCB

    Sir David Omand GCB

    Senior Independent Director

    Sir David joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 April 2009, and became Senior Independent Director on 1 January 2012. He is a visiting professor in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He left UK Government service in 2005 having served in various senior roles, including as UK Government Security and Intelligence Coordinator, Permanent Secretary of the Home Office, Director of GCHQ (the UK Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance Agency) and Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Policy in the Ministry of Defence.

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  • Ian Duncan

    Ian Duncan

    Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee

    Ian Duncan joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 10 November 2010. He is a chartered accountant and is a former Group Finance Director of Royal Mail Holdings PLC. Ian is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of WANdisco plc and Mouchel Group and is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bodycote PLC. He has also formerly been Corporate Finance Director at British Nuclear Fuels plc, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Westinghouse Electric Company LLC in Pennsylvania, USA, and a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Fiberweb plc.

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  • Kate Swann

    Kate Swann

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Kate Swann joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2011. She is currently Group Chief Executive of SSP Group Limited. She is a former Chief Executive Offi cer of WH Smith PLC, former Managing Director of Argos and a former Managing Director of Homebase Ltd.

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  • Anna Stewart

    Anna Stewart

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Anna Stewart became a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 November 2012. She is Chief Executive of Laing O’Rourke Corporation, where she was previously Group Finance and Commercial Director. Anna is a chartered surveyor.

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  • Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall

    Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

    Jeff Randall joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 April 2014. He had a long career as a journalist and broadcaster until he stepped down as a presenter for Sky News on 31 March 2014 and as editor-at-large of The Daily Telegraph on 31 December 2013. He was business editor of the BBC between 2001 and 2005, the launch editor of Sunday Business and, for six years, was City Editor of the Sunday Times. He is a former director of Times Newspapers. He is also a Visiting Fellow of Oxford University’s Said Business School where he specialises in corporate reputation, and is an honorary professor at Nottingham University’s Business School.

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  • Kevin Goodman

    Kevin Goodman

    Group Director of Organisation & Development

    Kevin Goodman joined Babcock in 2001. He was a Director of both our Defence & Security and Marine & Technology Divisions prior to his appointment to the Executive. In his present role he is responsible for Remuneration, Talent Management, Executive Development and Diversity. He is a Trustee of Babcock’s pension schemes.

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  • Albert Dungate

    Albert Dungate

    Group Company Secretary and General Counsel

    Albert Dungate is a solicitor. He has been Group Company Secretary and General Counsel since February 2002. He is Secretary to the Board and to the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

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