Teddington, UK, 4-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has appointed Catriona Savage as Technical Director.
Previously Head of Naval Architecture, Catriona joined BMT Defence Services in 1996 and has worked on and led projects involving both through life support of existing vessels and the design of future platforms. This experience includes Surface Ships and Submarines and the position of Delegated Design Authority (Naval Architecture) for a Whole Ship Design. Catriona’s experience has also been broadened by periods of secondment to the UK MOD, the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and the Submarine Support Management Group.
As Technical Director, Catriona will be responsible for the quality and delivery of technical skills and capability through leadership of the technical departments. This includes maintaining and developing diversity and depth of skills, training and directing the R&D programme to meet the needs of our customers.
Commenting on her new appointment, Catriona Savage says: “I am very pleased to have been given the opportunity to take on the role of Technical Director, particularly at a time when we are continuing to push the boundaries on the breadth and depth of our skills and capability. Our people are our greatest assets and I’m looking forward to continuing to provide the team with the leadership, freedom and guidance they need to deliver the professional and independent support our customers and partners have come to expect of us.”
A Chartered Engineer (CEng), Catriona has been awarded a BEng in Ship Science and an MSc in Maritime Engineering Science, both from the University of Southampton. Catriona sits on the Council and the Membership Committee of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). She has authored technical papers, which have been published in the Journal of Naval Engineering and at the RINA Warship Conference.
Muir Macdonald, Managing Director of BMT Defence Services comments: “This is a great home-grown appointment, reflecting BMT Defence Services’ and the wider group’s commitment to promote from within and to assist people with their career progression. I’ve no doubt that Catriona will be a great role model for young people aspiring to senior leadership roles within BMT businesses.”