Simon Reid, Managing Director at Babcock International, has been seconded from Babcock International for the next year to assume the role of MarRI-UK Interim Director, while Sarah-Louise Keegan, Director of MarRI-UK is currently on maternity leave.
Simon joins MarRI-UK from Babcock International Group corporate centre where he holds the role of Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships where he is responsible for Babcock’s strategic relationship with the UK Cabinet Office and leads the Strategic Partnering Programme across the Babcock Group. Simon has over 20 years experience in the Defence Maritime Sector leading complex submarine programmes and portfolios.
Professor Graham Wren, Special Adviser to the Principal at the University of Strathclyde, commented “Simon has already provided invaluable support to MarRI–UK over the last few years and he understands the sector and the organisation well. Simon is a friend of Strathclyde and senior industry colleague and I am delighted he is joining us as we take MarRI-UK to its next stage of evolution.”