It was an honour to have the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian (featured in header image), visit our team on Friday, 8 November.
Minister Le Drian kindly took the time to have a photo with our longest-standing employee, Zoe Carroll, Security Officer, who relocated from Canberra to South Australia along with the organisation, and Lawrie Milligan, Senior Contract Manager – Submarine Construction Yard, who is the newest member of the team starting only last week.
L-R Jean-Michel Billig, Executive Vice President – Future Submarine Program; His Excellency Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Australia; Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Foreign Minister; Zoe Carroll, Security Officer, Naval Group Australia, Lawrie Milligan Senior Contract Manager – Submarine Construction Yard, Naval Group Australia
Our Executive Vice President – Future Submarine Program, Jean-Michel Billig, took the opportunity to not only formally welcome the delegation, but thank our workforce for their contribution to the one of the largest national endeavours in Australia’s history – the Attack class submarine program.
Jean-Michel Billig, Executive Vice President – Future Submarine Program
It was wonderful to have Minister Le Drian recognise Naval Group Australia for our achievements to date, and to acknowledge the way in which the Future Submarine Program is strengthening ties between France and Australia.