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New CEO for Babcock Canada

Jerry McLean, Chief Executive Officer, Babcock Canada (CNW Group/Babcock Canada Inc.)

Babcock International Group has announced the appointment of Jerry McLean as Babcock Canada’s Chief Executive Officer. He will take up his new role on 22 November 2021, succeeding Mike Whalley who will be retiring in December 2021.

Canada is one of Babcock’s five focus countries. Reporting directly to the Group CEO, Jerry will be responsible for pursuing defence and value-add service opportunities, as well as leading Babcock Canada’s existing Marine and Aviation business.

He has extensive experience in the Canadian defence sector, most recently as Managing Director for Thales Canada, Defence and Security. Jerry is a retired Royal Canadian Navy Combat Systems Engineer with 28 years of experience, specializing in complex project management, in-service support, and international cooperation programs. He is a graduate of the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean in 1985 and the Canadian Forces College in 1997.

“I’m delighted to welcome Jerry to Babcock. His experience and expertise will be invaluable as we focus on further developing our business in Canada where we see significant opportunities for growth,” said Babcock CEO, David Lockwood. “I would also like to thank Mike for his many years of outstanding service, and wish him a very happy retirement.”

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