Supporting Reserve members to serve

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L-R Mr Philip Moss, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, Serco Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Irwin and Lieutenant Commander Mark Shannon during the Reserve and Youth Division Serco Australia Memorandum of Understanding signing in Canberra. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)
L-R Mr Philip Moss, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, Serco Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Irwin and Lieutenant Commander Mark Shannon during the Reserve and Youth Division Serco Australia Memorandum of Understanding signing in Canberra.

Serco Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Defence Force in support of Defence Reservists across all of its Australian operations in a move to better support employment of personnel who are members of both organisations.
 
Head Reserve and Youth Division Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer said formalising the relationship between Serco and the Australian Defence Force would further develop a mutual understanding and agree on terms for the employment of personnel.
 
“Reservists bring valuable life skills back to their civilian workplaces,” Rear Admiral Kafer said.
 
“They are highly disciplined team-players with a ‘can-do’ work ethic and the confidence to accept responsibilities.
 
“Adding the experience and expertise they gain from their Defence service also helps in their civilian environment to shape them as better employees,” he said.
 
At the signing of the Understanding in Canberra, Serco Asia Pacific CEO Mark Irwin said Serco had the utmost respect for the men and women of the Defence Force.
 
“We are committed to supporting them,” he said.
 
“We are proud to have served the Australian Defence Force for more than 15 years and take our corporate responsibility very seriously.
 
“This Memorandum of Understanding recognises our employees who contribute to the Australian Defence Force and makes it easier for them to do so.”
 
Serco is an international service company focused on the public sector.
 
Apart from Defence, Serco supports public service providers in health, justice and immigration, citizen services, and transport.