Beca has appointed Mick Richardson as general manager of the Australian defence and national security business, further strengthening the company’s local defence leadership and capability offering.
Since joining Beca three years ago, Richardson has delivered outcomes for a range of clients including the Royal Australian Navy and the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. Prior to Beca, he had an accomplished 31-year career as a marine engineer officer in the Royal Australian Navy in a wide variety of operational, maritime sustainment, and capability development roles.
Richardson said he is looking forward to the opportunity to grow the defence and national security team in Australia.
“I look forward to the challenges of sustainably growing the defence and national security team in Australia. I’ve inherited a great team of highly talented, committed and hardworking individuals to come on the journey with me,” Richardson said.
Beca managing director Craig Lee said he has every confidence Richardson has what it takes to continue to build Beca’s defence and national security capability.
Beca’s defence and national security services include:
- Strategic and policy advice;
- Investment decision support;
- Business and asset performance improvement;
- Needs and requirements development;
- Acquisition support;
- Project and program management;
- Master planning;
- Environmental services;
- Civil, structural, electrical and mechanical engineering;
- Systems, software and simulation engineering; and
- Asset through-life support and more.
“Mick is an excellent operator who truly understands the challenges and opportunities experienced by our clients. Under Mick’s leadership, our Australian defence and national security clients and the Beca team are in good hands. I look forward to supporting him in our continued pursuit to deliver capability together,” Lee said.
Richardson will be closely supported by David Barter, business director – clients and markets, and Shaun Beetham, operations manager – defence and national security.
Beca has a long history of working with the defence sector, working collaboratively to deliver results in partnership for more than 50 years in New Zealand and Australia.