In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, retired Rear Admiral Clint Thomas AM, CSC, managing director of award-winning business Serco Defence, joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss how his business is meeting the needs of the maritime industry.
Thomas outlines how Serco’s current $1.5 billion suite of maritime projects are helping to support naval capability both domestically and internationally.
The MD also explains how Serco has adapted to the changing operational environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and how he expects recent challenges to shape the future of the defence industry.
Thomas goes on to discuss recruitment challenges in the space, outlining how Serco has sought to gain an advantage over its competitors to attract new talent.
Finally, the Navy veteran reveals Serco Defence’s next steps, explaining how the business aims to grow and evolve to ensure it continues to offer industry-leading services.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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Episode 257: PODCAST: Strengthening the defence ecosystem — Scott Carpendale, VP and MD of Boeing Defence Australia
Episode 256: INSIGHT: The future of air power with Northrop Grumman chief executive Chris Deeble and leading defence science expert Dr Jackie Craig
Episode 255: INSIGHT: Building a future-ready workforce — SA Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni
Episode 254: INSIGHT: Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on foreign affairs, defence and trade – Senator David Fawcett
Episode 253: PODCAST: Discussing the past and future of RAAF after its centenary
Episode 252: INSIGHT: Examining the relationship between Defence and civil society — Major Cate Carter from the Australian Defence College
Episode 251: INSIGHT: Proposing an alternative plan for Defence — Meryl Swanson, shadow assistant minister for defence
Episode 250: INSIGHT: Celebrating female participation in the Navy — Rear Admiral Katherine Richards, head of Navy engineering
Episode 249: INSIGHT: Journeying through Australia’s military history — Dr Will Davies, author and historian