Saab, a leading defence and security company, has appointed Andy Keough as Managing Director
- Australia, effective 13 November 2017.
completed 22 years in the Australian Navy, which included two
commands of Collins Class submarines and a three-year exchange
posting with the US Navy’s Submarine Force in Pearl Harbor,
He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) for his
leadership whilst in command of HMAS SHEEAN in 2006.
Keough retired from the Navy in 2007 and joined Australian
shipbuilder ASC where he was responsible for establishing
the business improvement capability and managing ASC’s operations
in Western Australia.
Since 31 August 2015, Mr Keough was the
Chief Executive for Defence SA.
As Saab’s Managing Director - Australia, Mr Keough will be heading the operational companies and be the
senior Saab representative in Australia and New Zealand.
“Saab’s Australian operations are very important to the company’s
global development. Andy Keough experiences makes him the perfect
choice as the new Managing Director. He has the drive, ambition
and commercial instincts to build on Saab’s success in Australia,”
said Anders Carp, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab Business
Andy Keough has a MBA, is an Adjunct
Professor with The University of South Australia and is the Chair
of the South Australian Defence Indigenous Employment Cluster.
Saab’s previous Managing Director in Australia, Dean
Rosenfield, has been promoted as head of Saab’s market area Asia
Pacific and will be based in Singapore from 1 January 2018.
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