Episode 16: Patrick (Paddy) Gregg, Chief Executive Officer of Austal
Hey everyone and welcome to another fantastic episode of Euroz Hartleys “Finding the Front”!
This episode we are really fortunate to have as our special guest, Mr Paddy Gregg who is CEO of Austal Limited. Austal is Australia’s global shipbuilder and defence prime contractor designing, constructing and sustaining some of the world’s most advanced commercial and defence vessels.
Paddy grew up in Northern Ireland and has a seriously interesting story to tell on his accumulated experiences on his journey to being the leader he is today. These include building Hunter Killer Class Nuclear submarines for BAE Systems in England and time spent for Network Rail, the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the railway network in Great Britain.
This episode provides some pretty amazing insights into the world of commercial and defence ship building. Paddy talks about the opportunity set in the US and expands on meta-trends such as regional instability, supply chain localisation, decarbonisation and also autonomy and automation which this in itself, after hearing from Paddy, seems not far away at all.
There is a lot in this episode and we hope you enjoy.