Feb 8, 2018
This week on the Defence Connect Podcast, former CEO of Naval Group Australia Sean Costello joins us in his new role as director of Fincantieri Australia, taking us through the Italian company’s bid for the SEA 5000 project. Costello delves into the Italian shipbuilder’s plans for developing a sovereign Australian naval shipbuilding industry, starting with mobilising a skilled workforce, creating a strong defence export sector and ultimately implementing technology transfer and technology development programs. The former naval officer leaves no stone unturned, touching on his time in the Australian Navy, his role as chief of staff to various defence ministers, his brief stint at ASC Shipbuilding and arguably his most known role, CEO of Naval Group Australia, and why he left the job a year after helping secure the coveted and highly-contested Future Submarine project. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team.