The Fleet Support Unit (FSU) delivers repair and maintenance services to the Navy and provides meaningful work for sailors when they come ashore.
FSU’s executive director Greg Laxton CSC joins host Phil Tarrant on this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast to reflect on the key challenges faced by the organisation in 2019, outline the tools being used to measure key performance outcomes, and explain the processes that are priming FSU for the future.
Laxton discusses the collaborative work between his unit and the defence industry, how FSU is positively shifting company culture to recruit and retain employees, and what career opportunities follow involvement within the organisation.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 193: PODCAST: The Useful Belief philosophy – Chris Helder
Episode 192: PODCAST: Transitioning from uniform into corporate life – Matthew Williams, Babcock Australia & New Zealand
Episode 191: PODCAST: Supporting Australian export strategies – Roland Stephens, Australian Trade and Investment Commission
Episode 190: PODCAST: Operating a growing defence SME – Warren Levin, Sydney City Marine
Episode 189: PODCAST: Year in review – Steve Kuper, Defence Connect
Episode 188: PODCAST: ‘Deftech’ and the counter-drone industry – Oleg Vornik, DroneShield
Episode 187: PODCAST: Leveraging Indigenous talent in the defence workforce – Craig Williams, Navantia Australia, and Brendan Dumbrell and Hayden Surrao, JLB-Yaran
Episode 185: PODCAST: Embracing storytelling into your day-to-day life as a professional in defence industry – Chris Huet, Understood Consulting Services
Episode 184: PODCAST: Strengthening Australia’s defence capability – Sir Roger Carr, BAE Systems
Episode 183: PODCAST: Extreme ownership – John Gretton ‘Jocko’ Willink