Murray Easton

Murray EastonMurray Easton is a mechanical engineer by profession and a consummate leader by passion. His most recent assignment was as Executive Director of Murray & Roberts, overseeing the fabrication of two large coal fired power station structures in South Africa. He is especially skilled in building tight teams from diverse cultural groups who need to be consistently productive in complex environments.

Previous to this he was Managing Director of BAE Systems Submarine Solutions where he was responsible for bringing the Astute Class nuclear powered hunter killer submarines into affordability.

Described by others as ‘turnaround specialist’, Murray is no stranger to leading groups towards finding practical solutions to complicated problems. An accomplished industrialist, Murray was Chair of Babcock Facilities Management Ltd, comprising the Rosyth Dockyard, Babcock New Zealand Ltd and Babcock Defence Systems Ltd.

He has also held roles as Operations Director and Assistant Ship Manager at Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd, Glasgow, and as Production Director of Cammell Laird Shipbuilders at Birkenhead, on the Mersey.

Murray Easton was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2006 and a CBE in the 2008 Queen’s New Year’s Honours, for services to industry. He has a proven track record of delivering complex capability in an environment of cutbacks and uncertainty.

Murray was appointed a Governor of the UK Health Foundation in 2011, and Non-Executive Director of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in 2012. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Dynamic Controls Ltd.
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