IMarEST TV recording of the INEC 2016 Keynote Address from 26 April 2016 presented by Mr Simon Knight, Naval Engineering Director, Babcock International Group, UK.
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MR SIMON KNIGHT
Naval Engineering Director, Babcock International Group, UK
Simon Knight studied at Southampton University and University College London where he obtained his Master’s degree in 1991. Initially employed by the UK MOD, he worked in the Future Ship Projects Group focusing on nascent aircraft carrier studies. Upon leaving the MOD he became Project Naval Architect on the Batch 2 Trafalgar Class submarine project (subsequently the ASTUTE class), employed by BMT. In 1999 he took the Lead Platform Designer role for the THALES Team’s successful design for the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers and became the Platform Design Director in the subsequent Aircraft Carrier Alliance formed to manage the programme. In 2009 he was seconded back into the UK MOD to head up the Naval Design Partnership, and led various concept studies to help inform the shape of the future fleet. He joined Babcock in 2013 where as Naval Engineering Director, he is responsible for engineering design information related to the support of RN ships and submarines, as well as Babcock’s new build programmes.