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Executive

ASC's Executive is responsible for the delivery of our Corporate Strategy which aims to grow the business through continually improving performance on existing programs, developing skills and establishing strategic partnerships that enhance our capacity to win new business.

Stuart Whiley

Interim Chief Executive Officer

BScHons, FIEAust, CPEng, MAIPM, MPD

Stuart has been interim Chief Executive Officer since July 2014.

Stuart has significant experience within ASC, having spent 25 years in various submarine programs, projects, schedule and systems engineering roles within the business. In 2005 he was appointed General Manager, Collins Class Submarines, responsible for the Collins Class support activities in both South Australia and Western Australia.

Prior to emigrating to Australia from the UK in 1988, Stuart held a number of engineering roles at BAE, Admiralty Research Establishment and Dowtys working in a Naval/Weapons environment.

Mark Lamarre

Chief Executive Officer - ASC Shipbuilding

BA, MBA

Mark Lamarre has over 30 years of experience in complex manufacturing operations and global supply chain management in the shipbuilding and information technology industries. 

His background in Defence is extensive, with a career spanning 24 years with General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW). BIW is a full service shipyard specialising in the design, construction, test & activation, and support of Aegis Class Surface Combatants. 

During his tenure at BIW, Mark held senior positions in Program Management, Manufacturing, Planning, Master Scheduling & Production Control, Ships Management and Production Engineering. 

As Chief Operating Officer in the information technology and services industry, Mark provided innovative supply chain management solutions to many of the world’s largest computer and telecommunications OEMs, software manufacturers, and Internet Service Providers.  In this role, he directed mergers and acquisitions and executed a global expansion program in Latin America, Europe and Asia.  

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University and was sponsored by Bath Iron Works for his Master's in Business Administration which he earned from the Boston University Graduate School of Management in 1994.  BIW supported Mark throughout his career with additional sponsorship in programs such as their Leadership Development Program, Leadership Maine and the BIW Management Development Program. 

Martin Edwards

General Manager Future Submarine

CPEng, MIEAust, BMngt (Mktg), AssDip (Eng)

As General Manager Future Submarine, Martin is responsible for leading ASC’s future submarine activities, including liaising with the three overseas Competitive Evaluation Process contenders.

Prior to his current role Martin was Chief Operating Officer of ASC Shipbuilding responsible for operational performance and generating an effective operating environment within the ASC Shipbuilding business unit and the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Project. His primary focus was on project management, production, supply chain, quality and delivery of the Hobart Class AWDs. Martin also served as Shipbuilder Industry Participant representative for ASC on the AWD Alliance and as part of the AWD Executive Leadership Team.

Martin originally spent 19 years with ASC, having joined the company in 1988 as part of the original Collins Class design contingent seconded to Kockums, Sweden.  This was followed by various design, project and business development management roles, including General Manager – ASC Shipbuilding.  Prior to re-joining ASC in 2011, Martin spent five years in the Middle East and Western Australia as a chief operating officer in the construction of oil rigs, onshore gas processing plant, mining site expansions and various fabrication activities.

Paul Gay

General Manager - Collins Class Submarine Project

BEng Mech (Hons), MEng (Mgt), FIEAust, CPEng, MAIPM, GAICD

Paul's responsibilities include: overseeing all aspects of submarine maintenance activities in Osborne, South Australia, and Henderson, Western Australia.  Paul was previously leading Pre-Production within the Air Warfare Destroyer Project.

Prior to joining ASC, Paul was the Platform Systems Engineering Manager for the BAE Systems' LHD project in Williamstown, Victoria. Paul has over 15 years’ experience in Major Naval Programs and has also worked as a consulting Engineer in the Steel, Paper and  Mining industries.  

Wendy Hoad

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Legal LLB (Hons)

Wendy's responsibilities include: management of ASC's legal team which discharges legal advice across all business areas, drafting and negotiating contracts, ensuring legal compliance and the management of disputes. Wendy is also responsible for the management of the risk, insurance, export controls and communications departments. In her capacity as Company Secretary, Wendy is also responsible for corporate governance.

Prior to joining ASC, Wendy was a partner at Finlaysons.

Ashley Menadue

Chief Financial Officer

CA

Ashley’s responsibilities include: Providing management and financial oversight, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, and developing strategies and execution to ensure long term financial success for the ASC group.

Prior to his current role Ashley was the Financial Controller for ASC Shipbuilding, a role he still maintains as General Manager – Finance (Shipbuilding), which sees him work closely with ASC Shipbuilding management to manage the financial performance of the Program.

Prior to joining ASC in 2014, Ashley gained significant experience at BAE Systems spending 15 years working in Senior Executive Operational and Corporate Finance roles. He also has significant auditing experience.

Mike Poynter

ASC Chief Engineer

BEng, FIEAust, CPEng

Mike's responsibilities include: Quality Assurance, WHS&E and Product Safety, Technology and Corporate Engineering. 

Mike has significant experience within ASC, having spent over 25 years in various positions in contract administration, quality control, Submarine Escape and Rescue and Engineering. Mike was appointed ASC General Manager WA Operations in 2007 before returning to SA in 2009. 

Prior to joining ASC, Mike held various positions in the offshore industry in WA, worked with Santos in the Cooper Basin and with BHP in Whyalla and Sydney.

Jim Cuthill

General Manager AWD Program

BEng(Hons), MAIPM

Jim’s current role is General Manager of the Air Warfare Destroyer Program for ASC. In this role Jim is accountable for the delivery of the AWD Program and ASC’s overall performance on the program. He provides leadership and governance, driving operational efficiency gains and continuous improvement. He also serves as the Industry Participant representative for ASC in the AWD Alliance. Prior to this appointment, Jim held the position of Integrated Supply Chain Director for the AWD Program.

Jim Cuthill has 21 years’ experience in naval and commercial shipbuilding in Australia and the UK, including program management, engineering, supply chain, production and quality. He also has worked in both the offshore and civil engineering sectors including the development and introduction of new and innovative technology. Prior to this, Jim served in the British Army as a Royal Engineer Officer.

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