Maritime Sustainment in Defence – Embracing Asset Management
This presentation by Mr. John West of BAE Systems provides a general overview of the provision of naval capability through the deployment of Fundamental Inputs to Capability (FICs); and how the application of asset management is applied to a number of these FICs, viewed through the lens of a warship life-cycle.
The presentation will be given at the Seafarer's Institute in Docklands (Melbourne) on 21st February at 6 pm.
John West has worked in the design, deployment and operation of support systems in the Defence environment for 22 years and is currently serving as the asset management subject matter expert for the maritime sustainment business of BAE Systems. John has previously served as an engineering services delivery manager, an ILS project manager and an executive engineering manager overseeing the maritime support engineering function. John has served as the ILS Project Manager for rotary wing, fixed wing, weapons and maritime programs. He has led a mixed discipline engineering design and support team that peaked at 100 staff, has lead a support engineering function that peaked at 220 staff and has in his time in the maritime space supported the delivery of 12 nu-ships across five (5) naval ship classes and supported the sustainment of four (4) current naval ship classes.