New Cluster Programme Director at A&P Defence

Jonathan Green has been appointed as RFA Cluster Programme Director within A&P’s Defence Division at A&P Falmouth.

Jonathan Green

Jonathan is now responsible for managing A&P’s dedicated Cluster Support Team (CST), which provides all engineering and management support to RFA Mounts Bay, RFA Lyme Bay, RFA Cardigan Bay, RFA Argus and HMS Scott. The team has functions of Programme Engineering, Fleet Time Support, Design and Specialist Procurement. A&P Group has a £239 million In-Service Support contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for Royal Fleet Auxiliary and HMS vessels.

Managing a team of 20, Jonathan reports to Gerald Pitts, Managing Director at A&P Defence, and works alongside a dedicated Ministry of Defence team which is located at A&P Falmouth.

Jonathan and his team will oversee all ship maintenance, refit packages and urgent support when vessels are in operational theatre. Current projects include supporting RFA Argus’ forthcoming refit period, and work schedule development of RFA Mount’s Bay’s Annual Certification Period (ACP) and RFA Cardigan Bay’s Refit Period ’21 – all of which are due to be completed in Falmouth in the next 12 months. Jonathan will also oversee the planning and delivery of RFA Lyme Bay’s ACP when she deploys to the Gulf as well as HMS Scott’s planned FTSP period in Falmouth.

Jonathan joined A&P Falmouth as a graduate in 2008 and was part of the original Cluster Support Team that delivered A&P’s first In-Support Contract with the MoD. He was subsequently appointed as Programme Director on the Tide Class UKCCATS contract before being appointed Contracts Manager in the CST.

Jonathan studied Naval Architecture at the University of Southampton and became a Chartered Engineer to the Royal institute of Naval Architects (RINA) whilst working at A&P Falmouth.

Commenting on the appointment, Gerald Pitts, Managing Director, A&P Group Defence, said: “A&P Defence is immensely proud of our ongoing partnership with the Ministry of Defence and the achievements that collaboration has delivered to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and HMS Vessels.

“Our Cluster Support Team is the heart of our collaborative partnership and Jonathan will now draw upon his many years of experience to lead this team, which will continue to add real value to the Ministry of Defence and help strengthen the availability of the Fleet.”

Notes to Editors

A&P Group is a leading provider of ship repair, conversion and marine services and heavy engineering expertise.  Operating six dry docks and extensive fabrication facilities across three strategic locations in the UK, A&P Group also has a business in Australia that provides ship repair services and support to the Royal Australian Navy.

As one of the leading engineering business in the UK, A&P is also involved in a diverse range of fabrication and repair projects across a broad cross section of sectors including Defence, Marine, Oil and Gas, Subsea, Energy, Civil and Nuclear.  Projects include the fabrication of built modules for the Astute Submarine Class and the prestigious HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers, cable carousels, flood barriers, steam turbines, shore side access systems and FPSO upgrades.

All A&P Group facilities combine a rich heritage of marine and engineering skills and experience, providing a diverse customer base with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects.