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ASC’s leadership strengthened

22/12/2015

Shipbuilder and submarine maintainer, ASC, has welcomed the reappointment of Bruce Carter as its Chairman and the appointment of Mark Lamarre as Chief Executive Officer of ASC Shipbuilding.

Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann announced today that Bruce Carter's term would be extended for a further three years.

Mr Carter, who has served on ASC's board since 2010 and as Chairman since 2012, says he's honoured to continue in the role.

“2015 has been a year of significant transformation for ASC, with improved submarine availability, shipbuilding productivity and financial performance,” Mr Carter said.

“I look forward to working with the company to further build on these achievements and working with Government to build the skills and knowledge base necessary for a strong Australian naval shipbuilding industry,” he said.

Mr Lamarre has more than 25 years of AEGIS shipbuilding experience at United States shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, and has been interim Chief Executive Officer of ASC Shipbuilding since January 2015.

“For the past 12 months ASC Shipbuilding has been implementing a Five Point Strategy to improve performance on the AWD Program and we're achieving productivity gains of 39 percent on Ship 02 and a further 14 percent on Ship 03,” Mr Lamarre said.

“I'm very proud of what our team of shipbuilders have achieved in such a short space of time and I look forward to working with them as we progress the AWD Program and develop options for future shipbuilding projects,” he said.

“Our focus for 2016 will be on implementing the long term arrangements for the AWD Program by working closely with Navantia and the AWD Alliance, achieving further operational improvements, and ensuring our South Australian shipyard and workforce, a strategic national asset, is well placed to support the Government's commitment to naval shipbuilding.”

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More information: Amy McDonald, Communications Manager, 0466 535 968

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