Amey celebrates two members of Defence staff with combined service of over 60 years

11 March 2020
Side by side image of Amey employees receiving certificates.

We are proud of our long-serving employees who have dedicated their working lives to supporting the Armed Forces and their families in our Defence contracts. They bring a wealth of expertise to our business and we rely on their vast knowledge of the MOD estate to help us continuously improve the service we provide to our customers.

Two of our employees are shining examples of the dedication and commitment that exists within Amey, having recently clocked up 63 years of service between them, with one retiring after 23 years and a second just having reached 40 years’ service with us.

Bob Brown, Amey’s Area Authorised Person at RAF Neatishead, began his career 55 years ago when he was an Aircraft engineer with the RAF, before becoming Chief Technical Officer where he worked on aircraft such as Hercules and Vulcans. After 22 years of military service, Bob was able to transfer all the skills he learnt in the RAF over to the civilian industry, most recently Amey, where he has been responsible for electrical, mechanical and working at height tasks across East Anglia.

Bob is now looking forward to his retirement but has no plans to slow down. At 70 years old he is keen to continue his fundraising for the air ambulance by providing guided tours around the disused bunker at RAF Neatishead and is currently working on all the old plans and records held for the site to improve the visitor experience.

At Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh, Ronnie Leitch, Amey’s Site Manager, has been recognised for reaching an amazing 40 years of working in Defence contracts.

Ronnie began his career in 1980 as a Mechanical Engineer apprentice mainly working at HMS Cochrane/Caledonia before being appointed as a Mechanical Supervisor at RNAD Crombie and then moving into the energy side of things at Rosyth and the surrounding area. For the next 10 years he worked for Serco as a Site Engineer before transferring over to Amey in 2004 where he’s held the post of Site Manager at Dreghorn Barracks ever since.

Tim Redfern, Managing Director Defence said "Employees like Bob and Ronnie are incredibly important and I am humbled by the service that they have given to Britain’s Armed Forces with almost 100 years between them. I would like to thank them both for commitment over so many years."