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Our team reaches across Australia, close to our ship maintenance facilities, customers and supply chain partners

Joe Smith
General Manager

As one of the longest serving members of the team Joe has been an integral part of the NSM journey.  After fulfilling other roles in the business he became the General Manager in March 2017, reporting to the NSM Board, and has responsibility for implementing the strategic vision of the business. He brings a broad and diverse range of experience to the role gained working on complex contracts, programs and projects in the Defence, Resources and Financial Services sectors.


Gavin Stewart
Operations & HSE Director

As the Operations & HSE Director Gavin has accountability for establishing, maintaining and promoting a “Safety First” culture throughout the organisation while also responsible for ensuring best practice operational delivery across the whole business. Gavin joined NSM in 2017, from Babcock, where he gained extensive experience in Ship Sustainment and Ship Building practices through his roles as Ship Manager and Head of Operations based in Rosyth, UK.

Alicia Cassat
People and Culture Manager

Alicia manages the P&C function within NSM and is responsible for the delivery of operational and strategic human resources support, talent attraction, management & retention, learning & development, and the execution of the People and Culture strategy which is linked to the NSM business strategy. Alicia brings her extensive HR knowledge and experience to NSM having worked in the Defence sector since 2000, with a maritime focus since 2008.

Ian Moon
Head of Engineering

As Head of Engineering, Ian is responsible for growing the Engineering and Asset Management capability and capacity within NSM. He works across all of NSM’s programs to provide technical leadership and expertise. A Chartered Engineer, with over 25 years’ experience of maritime platforms, he has a complete understanding of our customers’ operational and program requirements, providing invaluable insight.


Rob Steel
Head of Corporate Development

Rob works with NSM as Head of Corporate Development, developing relationships to create strategic opportunities for our business. After 19 years in the Royal Navy, Rob extended his experience to drive forward initiatives to capture business in strategic and emerging markets. He joined NSM in 2018, stepping across from business development roles in specialist naval and maritime engineering and design markets.

Mairi Borland
Head of Business Improvement

With a strong background in quality and risk management, Mairi brings a wealth of experience to her role as Head of Business Improvement at NSM. She has responsibility for maintaining and continuously improving NSM’s business framework whilst monitoring compliance through audit and assurance activities, implementing quality measurement and continuous improvement programs across our business and projects, assisting the efficient and effective delivery of projects.

Joe Carrabba 
Head of Finance

As Head of Finance, Joseph is responsible for the financial management of the company for both the corporate and project aspects of our organisation. A CPA, Joseph joined NSM in 2016. Prior to this role, he has more than 20 years of progressive experience in finance and operations management within manufacturing, construction and engineering service industries in private, not-for-profit and listed entities.


Michael Bragg
Strategic Procurement Manager

Michael’s experience in delivering strategic outcomes from strong commercial relationships provides the perfect platform for his role as Strategic Procurement Manager at NSM. He manages a team across Australia to deliver consistency in supply of stock, parts, assets and services for our projects in the East and West of Australia.

Redmond Garmony
Commercial Manager (Pre-Contracts)

Redmond brings more than 20 years of legal, strategic procurement, team management and international business experience to NSM. Redmond has represented Australia’s top banks and lenders in international debt financing; been a leader in mining, import & export enterprises; and advised numerous SME’s in growing their businesses and profits.