He replaces Maxine Mayhew who is leaving at the end of the year after four years as the water, energy and defence sector division.
White takes up the new role in January also joining the executive board.
At Babcock International Group he held various leadership roles over the past nine years, most recently as managing director for Defence.
Prior to this role White was managing director for Babcock Networks and Equipment Support, responsible for engineering services across the rail, power, aviation and automotive sectors in the UK, Europe, North America and South America.
Before joining Babcock, he worked for BAE Systems in a number of commercial, strategy and programme delivery roles.