National Chair AM Council Toby Horstead, recently visited our AMCouncil Corporate Member Babcock for a tour of the Davenport Naval base in New Zealand, on 20 April where he was shown their application of asset management to the sustainment of the NZ Navy ships.

Toby was provided a briefing and presentation and met the Babcock onsite leadership team. Jon Irving of the NZ Chapter Committee then showed Toby around their work at the base and also specifically HMNZS Otago.

The application of asset management by Babcock for the management of the fleet and the systems and process that support their activities was very impressive. With asset management as the framework for Babcock’s activities there should be confidence in the NZ Navy’s capability to support the protection and resilience of NZ and their pacific neighbours.