Drawing from the (Adelaide) Advertiser's, March 20, 2017 article:
Sean Costello, now former CEO of DCNS Australia, surprisingly quit on March 17, 2017. Because he lead the team that won the $50 Billion Australian future submarine contract (on April 26, 2016), the golden handshake on resignation must be substantial.
As continuity of leadership is so important in the extremely complex and long term submarine project this early resignation has surprised French and Australian defence circles.
DCNS Group Chairman, Herve Guillou (left) and ex-CEO DCNS Australia, Sean Costello (on right)
October 7, 2015).
DCNS Australia Chief Operating Officer Brent Clark will become interim CEO. See whole Advertiser article.
Increasing disorganisation caused be rapid turnover of leadership positions of DCNS (the main foreign partner) may adversely impact on US company Lockheed Martin (combat system integrator for the future submarine project) and other major contractors.