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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