David Lester-Card - Operations Director
Since joining BMT Defence Services, David Lester-Card has held a variety of roles including Head of Naval Engineering and was appointed Operations Director in November 2008.
His engineering career began with a cadetship, having joined P&O Deep Sea Cargo Division as a marine engineering officer, which was followed by a number of positions at Halcynor Environmental; BMT Hythe; the MoD's Sea Systems Controllerate; Eastney Heavy Engineering Workshops, and Portsmouth Engineering Services.
During this period, David achieved a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and became a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. In his career David developed expertise in articulated bridge design, port infrastructure feasibility and design, commercial and MOD ship conversions including delivery of the conversion design for the Type 45 destroyer PAAMS(S) trials platform. As Operations Director David leads on organisation change management to deliver effective project management and business performance. He is party to the development of business strategies for the Company, through which he has developed and delivered UK and international business arrangements and associated commercial agreements.