Newington has a strong track record as a leader in the aviation and critical services sector, currently serving as General Manager – Strategic Projects at CareFlight where he is responsible for the delivery of patient transfer services, aerial firefighting, international jet patient retrieval and rapid response specialist clinical helicopters. Prior to joining CareFlight, Newington was the Chief Executive Officer with Hevilift in Papua New Guinea.
Babcock is Australia’s largest provider of rotary wing emergency services and provides emergency medical service, law enforcement and search and rescue aviation capability for customers including the Australian Border Force, the State Rescue Helicopter Service in South Australia, Queensland Health and Ambulance Victoria. In addition, Babcock provides asset management support to commercial and government clients including Qantas, Air New Zealand and South Australia’s Metropolitan Fire Service.
CEO of Babcock Australasia, David Ruff said: “It is exciting to have a leader of Peter’s calibre joining our team. Peter’s appointment will strengthen Babcock’s commitment to delivering outstanding service to our customers and the communities we serve across Australia.”
Newington said: “I am really pleased to be joining the Babcock Australasia team who play a key role in the delivery of emergency medical and search and rescue aviation services and critical asset management across Australia. Babcock has an excellent track record of performance and delivery and I’m looking forward to working closely with our customers and partners to further strengthen the services it provides to the community.”