Alfonso is the SEA 5000 Program Director and moved to Adelaide from Spain in September 2017.
His career incorporates every element of good systems engineering practices: mission system design and development, support system development, construction, verification and validation, warranty and through life support management.
Alfonso joined Navantia in 1993 as a yacht designer for the America’s Cup Spanish Challenger. He has previously held developing structural engineering roles, been the naval architect of over 51 different type of vessels, and coordinated naval architect activities with over 500 engineers of different areas. He was also involved as a Project Manager in the second BAM series (Spanish Corvettes) and multipurpose vessel as BAM SR and IO (Search and Rescue units and Oceanographic Research).
Alfonso was formerly the Corporative Detail Engineering Manager Director of all Navantia Shipyards, and contributed as a Design Authority in the San Fernando (Cadiz) shipyard, to the delivery of more than 20 different ships (corvettes, AOR, light frigates, roll-on roll off). Other positions include Program Director of the Spanish Navy corvettes and multipurpose vessels, and also for the AVANTE 2200 light frigates for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces.