JFD appoints new Managing DirectorCompany News // September 21, 2015
JFD, the global subsea operations and engineering company, has announced the appointment of Giovanni Corbetta as Managing Director. The appointment follows the recent merger of James Fisher Defence and Divex to create JFD.
Mr Corbetta joins JFD from DOF Subsea. Through a series of leadership roles, he brings a wealth of commercial and engineering experience, and has steered a number innovative international businesses through the process of driving growth and expansion. His breadth of skills and experience will play a key role as JFD continues to strive for further development in existing and new markets.
Over the past 12 months, JFD has realised significant growth. It was recently awarded a landmark £12.1 million contract by the UK Ministry of Defence for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS), encompassing all aspects of operation and through-life support. The announcement came shortly after the company was awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia for the long-term provision of the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine escape and rescue capability for five years, with further options through to 2024.
JFD has also announced multiple acquisitions within recent months including the National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen, and the assets, and the pressurised submarine escape training school in Freemantle, Australia.