Love explains his pivotal role as the Royal Navy’s director general (ships) as well as potential learnings for Australia’s shipbuilding sector drawing on his experience as the officer in charge of the biggest shipbuilding program in Europe since WW2 – including taking the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class carrier program through main gate.
He also discusses his career post navy working with Babcock and BMT plus what the future holds as a senior defence executive. Additionally, he shares how the UK relationship between the services and industry differs to Australia, and why he believes Australia’s defence industry has a unique advantage compared with other countries.
Having received an Order of the British Empire from the Queen for his involvement in the recovery of HMS Nottingham off the coast of Australia, Love gives the story behind it and shares his plans to turn the experience into a book upon retirement.
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The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 123: PODCAST: How naval shipbuilding is shaping the future of Australian defence, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, Royal Australian Navy
Episode 122: PODCAST: The top topics and commentary impacting the defence sector across 2018
Episode 121: PODCAST: Balancing the needs of both the defence and civilian sectors, Angus Hutchinson, Thomas Global Systems
Episode 120: PODCAST: How SMEs can launch business connections with the Australian Defence Force, Matt Hill, Shadow Business Development
Episode 118: PODCAST: Creating a ‘digital twin’ of any solid, liquid or gas object, Haggai Alon, Security Matters
Episode 117: PODCAST: Innovating and developing modern leadership practice in an evolving defence force, Major General Fergus (Gus) McLachlan AO, Australian Army
Episode 116: PODCAST: Breaking into the export market as an SME, Amanda Holt, SYPAQ Systems
Episode 115: PODCAST: Developing a leading-edge drone safety system, Eden Attias, ParaZero
Episode 114: PODCAST: How this Australian Young Engineer of the Year is giving back to defence industry, Stephen Bornstein, Cyborg Dynamics Engineering
Episode 113: PODCAST: Running your own business following a career in defence industry, Troy Huckstepp, Downer Defence Services