Mike is a Master Mariner and Harbour Master and Pilot with more than 40 years in the Maritime Sector including 15 years of sea-going experience. Mike has a widespread knowledge of all aspects of shipping and ports along with extensive general and people management skills.

Experienced in dealing with many stakeholders, Mike also has excellent IT and communications skills. Mike is highly qualified and amongst his qualifications are:

  • Master Class 1 (Foreign Going – Unlimited)
  • Lead Auditor OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety,
  • Trained Auditor ISO9001(Quality) ISO14001 (Environment)
  • Harbour Master. UK Harbour Masters Association – MCA Approved
  • Pollution Control O.P.R.C. Level 5 (On Scene Commander)
  • ISPS Port Facility Security Officer
  • Vessel Traffic Services VTS V103 Operators Certificate
  • Past member of the National Committee of the UK Harbour Masters Association

Mike has worked extensively in a number of Executive Management roles and been responsible for large staffs and a multi-million pound budget covering Vessel Traffic Services, Pilotage and Conservancy, a Fleet of 4 launches, plough dredger and debris vessel.