Adelaide, AUS: Ultra Maritime (UM) has named Mark Potter CSC as Vice President and General Manager of the Ultra Maritime Australia Line of Business (LoB). Mark will be responsible for operational excellence, business strategy and growth and will have leadership of our Australian facilities.
UM Australia provides electronic warfare (EW) and undersea warfare capabilities to the Royal Australian Navy and other allied nations. Mark commented on his appointment: “I am excited to join Ultra Maritime at what is a truly significant time in our nation’s defence history, given the recent AUKUS announcement.”
“We, as a business, are extremely well-placed to support this mission through our capabilities and positioning. I look forward to leading the team as we continue to leverage and expand our suite of EW and underwater warfare offerings in Australia, and across Ultra Maritime, to deliver the operational advantage to our navy and nation required to combat an ever changing threat.”
Mark is well positioned to take UM Australia in to the next phase of its growth journey, joining from Babcock, where he led the Marine business in Canada and Australia and has recently been working in the United Kingdom. He also spent 29 years in the Royal Australian Navy, finishing his career as Commander Submarine Force.
Mark reports to Carlo Zaffanella, President & CEO, and is based in the Mawson Lakes area of Australia.