Naval Group Australia has announced the appointments of public service executive Jane Halton, and Naval Group Executive Vice President for the Australian Future Submarine Program Lilian Brayle, to its Board.
Halton and Brayle’s appointments have been confirmed by a meeting of the Naval Group Australia Board.
Naval Group Australia Chairman David Peever said Halton and Brayle brought 'significant experience and insight which complimented Board’s existing skills', as the program moved to a new phase and preparations continue for the start of Attack Class submarine construction.
“The Attack Class project has made significant progress since Naval Group was selected by the Commonwealth as its international partner for the Future Submarine Program,” Peever said. “Jane Halton is an exceptional Australian. The Naval Group Australia Board looks forward to working with her, and continuing to deliver the advanced capability that Australia requires.”
Halton’s career includes service as Secretary of both the Department of Finance and Department of Health, as well as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She has served on the boards of multiple Australian companies and not-for-profits.
Brayle was appointed as Naval Group Executive Vice President for the Australian Future Submarine Program and a member of Naval Group Executive Committee in May 2021. A dual citizen of France and Australia, Brayle brings experience in managing international industrial programs, particularly in defence, across both countries.
“The Attack Class project is an important program for Australia's future security, and I'm excited to join the growing local team as we approach the next exciting milestones,” Halton said.