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Peter Rouch (Photo: The Mission to Seafarers)

The Mission to Seafarers Names Rouch Secretary General

University, and time as vicar of two parishes in an area of Manchester. Rouch moved to Hampshire, U.K. as an archdeacon in the Diocese of Winchester, and nearly 10 years later as a consultant to Lambeth Palace. He now lives and works in Sheffield, U.K. where he has been CEO of Church Army UK & Ireland

Ruins of Dunluce Castle, a location familiar to fans of Game of Thrones. (© U-JINN Photography / Adobe Stock)

Replacing Shipbuilding with Creative Industries Presents Risk for Northern Ireland’s Economy

If you’ve ever watched Game of Thrones, The Fall, or Line of Duty, you’ve already witnessed Northern Ireland’s growing role in the global film and TV industry. But its popularity as a location for film shoots is only one part of a growing role within the creative industries sector.The launch of a £72 million film-making complex in Belfast this year, Studio Ulster, is another big step towards the region’s aim to become a creative industries hub. The new studios will offer virtual production, alongside traditional facilities for film, animation, video games and broadcasting.

Elina Papageorgiou (Photo: Lloyd’s Register)

LR Appoints Papageorgiou as Greece VP

a dedicated global strategic growth team spread across key maritime hubs.Papageorgiou has a wealth of global experience, having spent 20 years at LR and across the industry in a variety of roles in several different worldwide locations. She now returns to Greece after leading LR’s U.K. and Ireland business.Papageorgiou said, "I am delighted to be taking on this hugely important responsibility in Greece, especially at a time when the maritime industry is going through a fundamental transition. I am personally committed to strengthen relationships and connect our global capability to our

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Maritime Careers: How to Get Ahead in Shipbroking

and commitment to the business of shipping.  About the Author: Glenn Murphy is currently chair of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. He has over 25 years in shipbroking and is the founder and managing director of Irish Shipbrokers & Chartering, based in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland

Virginia McVea (Photo: Maritime and Coastguard Agency)

McVea Tapped to Lead the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

agency as it faces both challenges and exciting opportunities, and I look forward to working with her to grow the U.K. flag, decarbonize the maritime sector and encourage greater investment in the U.K."McVea was previously the CEO of the Human Rights Commission and most recently was CEO of Northern Ireland, the largest single electoral administrative area for the U.K.Maritime and Coastguard Agency Non-Executive Chairman Christopher Rodrigues said, "I am confident that Virginia has all the skills and qualities we need to build on the excellent work that Brian and the executive team has done over

Tony Linden (Photo: DNV)

DNV Names Linden Area Manager for UK & Ireland

Classification society DNV announced Tony Linden will step into the role of Area Manager for the UK & Ireland effective Thursday, having recently been appointed as Business Development Manager for the same area.“I am delighted to congratulate Tony on his appointment. His enterprising background, technical know-how and clear understanding of the complex challenges facing the shipping industry will make him an invaluable asset to the market,” said Torgeir Sterri, DNV Maritime Regional Manager West Europe.“Whether it is adapting to the wave of digitalization sweeping the industry or

Tristan Matthews, Head of Marine Division for the UK & Ireland (Photo: Alfa Laval)

Alfa Laval Taps Matthews to Head of UK & Ireland Marine Business

Alfa Laval announced it has appointed Tristan Matthews as the Head of Marine Division for the U.K. and Ireland, effective March 1, 2022.In the new role, Matthews will hold responsibility for driving partnerships with U.K. customers in the marine industry with a strong focus on sustainability, decarbonization, future fuels and alternative technologies.Matthews originally joined Alfa Laval in 2016 as a Marine Sales Engineer for Alfa Laval Marine Service. His preceding role was Business Unit Manager - Marine Capital Sales, UK & Ireland. Prior to that Matthews was responsible for the PureBallast

Tony Hamilton (left), Thordon’s new Technical Director and Michael Skrzypczak (right) Thordon’s new Global Service & Support Manager (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

Thordon Bearings Appoints New Technical Director

look to strengthen the company's product portfolio in existing and new markets,” said Galoni. “Tony is a seasoned solutions-based leader having held senior technical positions in the marine, power, nuclear and manufacturing industries over the past 30 years.”After graduating from Ireland’s Munster Technological University in 1985 with a degree in marine engineering, Hamilton served on tankers and bulk carriers before taking engineering roles ashore. After moving to Canada and completing a Masters in Design and Manufacturing Engineering at McMaster University, Tony spent 10

Kevin Short (Photo: Mintra)

Kevin Short Named CEO of Mintra

(MIST) course for offshore energy workers on the UKCS. Prior to making the move to Atlas, Short held several senior management positions in the financial services sector, including vice president sales and marketing with Pitney Bowes in London and managing director of both Hays DX and Meridian in Ireland.Kerr, a former petroleum engineer based in Norway, held the CEO post since 2016, during which time Mintra carried out three acquisitions. He previously held a number of senior management roles including managing director of BP Norway and CEO of both Norwegian Energy Company and Sevan Drilling. Mr

Hedda Felin (Photo: Øivind Haug / Equinor)

Felin Named CEO of Hurtigruten Norway

;s leadership.Felin joins Hurtigruten from the position as Head of the CEO's office and special advisor to the CEO of the global energy giant Equinor.Through 14 years with Equinor, Felin has held several key leadership and top management positions. She was appointed Senior Vice President for UK & Ireland offshore in 2016, and sat in the International management team overseeing Equinors international activites. Previously, Felin has been heading up CSR and was Vice President of Safety and Sustainability for global exploration activities in Equinor

Gulf Copper Hires Irelan

has hired Robert “Bob” Irelan as Director, Federal Business Development.In his new role, Irelan will leverage his experience doing business with the federal government to head up Gulf Copper's government services business development, focusing primarily on the federal market. Ireland previously served as a Naval Officer for over 25 years, including the command of three different U.S. Navy vessels. He brings a broad experience of federal government contracting together with the Navy’s maintenance planning, funding and execution policies and procedures. In addition, he has

Elina Papageorgiou (Photo: LR)

LR Appoints Papageorgiou as M&O President

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has appointed Elina Papageorgiou as its new Marine and Offshore President for UK and Ireland, commencing on April 1, 2020.Papageorgiou has held a variety of roles across North and South Europe in sales, marketing and finance functions since joining LR in 2004. Most recently, she led LR’s Marine and Offshore sales teams in 11 different countries across South Europe.Papageorgiou graduated with a BSc in Economics from Brunel University and has an MBA from Imperial College London.  

Dr Phil Anderson and his kayak. Photo from SAMS.

@ SAMS, Science + Autonomy = Answers

on a wide range of missions. Photo from SAMS.The listening projectAnother SAMS project is COMPASS (Collaborative Oceanography & Monitoring for Protected Areas and Species). Under COMPASS, Dr Andy Dale and Dr Denise Risch have been looking at the way life moves around sea area between the Republic of Ireland, Ireland and Scotland. It’s perhaps not a huge area, relative to the open ocean, but, it’s a complex one. The area is very influenced by slow currents from the continental edge and it follows a slope to the north. Some goes down on to the shelf. There’s a current around the top

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Maritime UK Makes Splash on Int'l Women’s Day

its Women in Maritime Taskforce, will be celebrating International Women’s Day with a reception at Belfast Harbor (March 8th) to mark the launch of two new resources aimed at promoting gender diversity within the maritime sector.  The reception will also provide an opportunity for Northern Ireland companies to sign up to the Women in Maritime Pledge, which states: “We are committed to building an employment culture that actively supports and celebrates gender diversity, at all levels, throughout our organization and our industry.” Since launching, over 100 companies have signed

Alison Henriksen (Photo: V. Group)

V. Group Appoints New CFO

of V.Group’s board of directors, joining the group’s governing body which includes V.Group CEO Ian El-Mokadem and chairman John Pattullo.Henriksen joins V.Group from Compass Group PLC, the world’s largest catering business, where she most recently was finance director for its UK and Ireland business, having formerly been the finance director for the group’s Australian business. In both countries, Henriksen played a key role in the transformation of those businesses that led to both growth and efficiency improvements.Prior to this, Henriksen held a number of senior finance roles

Fred Jeeninga, Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers

has nearly 30 years of international experience, the majority of which were regional or managing director roles. He was born in the UK and has worked in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bangladesh, and The Philippines before moving back to the UK. Prior to joining Svitzer, he was most recently Cluster Head, UK, Ireland and Mediterranean of APL. 

The Maritime Alliance Seeks Executive Director

development. The ideal candidate would be in position to start on November 1, 2018.Entering its 13th year in 2019, TMA has over 90 regional and international members and is a proud charter member of the BlueTech Cluster Alliance made up of 10 leading BlueTech clusters from 8 countries (Canada, France, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, U.K. & U.S)The Executive Director works closely with the President and the Board of Directors to promote a common Blue Voice and create an ecosystem of companies, policy makers, economic development officials, researchers, educators, innovators and students that collaborate

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