Managing Director for Maritime Australia

Craig Lockhart

Craig Lockhart, Managing Director ASC Shipbuilding
Craig is the Managing Director for Maritime Australia
Craig is a defence leader with more than 30 years of industry experience including leadership positions within the surface ship, submarine, and civil nuclear power sectors. Craig spent most of his career working with Babcock International Group holding many director roles and ultimately as Managing Director of Naval Marine in the UK, leading a team of more than 6,500 people across two naval dockyards, two naval bases, two shipbuild yards and various technology and engineering centres.
His experience also extends to Australia, where he was previously the CEO of Babcock Operation’s Pacific Region, based in Adelaide. During his tenure in this role, Craig delivered significant growth and transformation to the business. Craig has held many business positions serving on the Scottish Engineering Council and Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and was an avid campaigner for the development of STEM across his industry grouping.
In his current role as Managing Director, Maritime Australia, Craig is responsible for leading the team that will deliver nine Hunter class frigates to the Royal Australian Navy. The Hunter Class Frigate Program is the largest surface ship build project in Australian defence history, and is a significant first step in building world-class sovereign shipbuilding capability in Australia. Craig is a Mechanical engineer and holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA). During his previous term in South Australia he was instrumental in the creation of the Defence accelerator program and contributed to the State Government Nuclear Energy review.
Craig joined BAE Systems Australia in May 2019.