SingaporeBabcock Australasia (Babcock) announced the appointment of Jamie Hollamby as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer and Simon Spratt as Managing Director of the Australasian Marine business.

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Jamie Hollamby

Hollamby joins Babcock from Sydney Water, where he is currently General Manager, Finance & Business Performance, tasked with overall commercial performance of the organisation. Prior to that, he worked at SA Water as General Manager, Business Services, where he led numerous teams including Finance, IT, Procurement and Logistics, Engineering and Performance. Previously, Hollamby worked at BAE Systems in a variety of roles, including Interim General Manager, Henderson Shipyard, Head of Finance, Corporate and Head of Audit, Businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of South Australia, is a Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Hollamby will be based at Babcock’s headquarters in Adelaide, South Australia.

Babcock Australasia CEO Andrew Cridland said: “We are delighted to welcome Jamie to Babcock’s leadership team. It is fantastic to have someone with Jamie’s calibre and experience on board at a time when our business is growing across Australasia and Asia Pacific. Now, more than ever, what we do matters and Jamie will play an integral role in supporting Babcock drive further success in the region as we continue to support our customers build a safe and secure world, together.”

Hollamby said: “It’s exciting to be joining Babcock at a time when the company is positioning itself for current and future defence work across Australasia and the Asia Pacific region.”

Simon Spratt new Babcock Australasia MD Marine
Simon Spratt

In another senior appointment, Simon Spratt has been appointed Managing Director of Babcock’s Marine business in Australasia. Spratt is tasked with leading and driving execution of the company’s growth strategy and delivery of existing Marine contracts across the customer base to ensure Babcock is well positioned to deliver increasingly significant contracts across the Asia Pacific Region. Prior to taking up this position, Spratt held the Acting Managing Director – Marine position, as well as various management positions at UGL and Transfield Services. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) and Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney.

Cridland said: “Babcock has an exciting and bright future ahead and we are pleased to have Simon continuing to lead the marine division. Simon has established strong relationships already and will drive further success for the division and across the wider Australasian business.”

Spratt said: “I’m delighted to take on the role of Managing Director for Babcock’s Australasian Marine business. As the premier warship sustainment company in Australia and New Zealand and proven international shipbuilder, Babcock has a strong reputation with our customers and stakeholders and I look forward to continuing to work with them to deliver world-class capability to the Royal Australian and New Zealand navies, as well as our Asia Pacific partners.”



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