A new National Shipbuilding Office has been created to galvanise and promote the UK’s shipbuilding enterprise.
Marking the start of London International Shipping Week 2021 , the founding of the new National Shipbuilding Office is a significant milestone in the UK’s shipbuilding renaissance.
The Office will be responsible for driving forward one of the Prime Minister’s key domestic priorities across government, working in close collaboration with the sector industrial partners and supply chain.
Rear Admiral Rex Cox has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the new organisation. With over 30 years-experience in the Royal Navy, Rear Admiral Cox worked as the Defence policy advisor for Her Majesty’s Treasury from 2015 to 2018 and most recently served as the Head of Capability Planning in the Finance and Military Capability directorate of the UK Ministry of Defence