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General Manager (Marine Division)


Successful company & Port General Manager with a high degree of commercial acumen and entrepreneurial flair demonstrated through an outstanding record of achievement in a major company turnaround. Rewritten the company safety management system securing the DOC, Extensive experience in the Offshore Oil and Gas industry within international waters including 6 years experience at as a Chief Officer and Rig Move Master operating on anchor handling and towing vessels. Seeking a senior role with a company that will make use of a unique combination of maritime experience and business development skills.


April 2011 to Present.

General Manager – Marine Division (Nigeria)

Japaul oil & Maritime

Responsible for the fleet management of Japaul Oil & Maritime services.

Managing all Departments within the offshore Division to maximum efficiency,& ensure we deliver best practices to our clients & shareholders, under our current management are 25 vessels, 2 x 300 man accommodation barges & 1 LNG tanker

March 2011 approx. 5 weeks (Freelance)

APB Marine consultants

Projects manage a UTM survey on the Fipass (7 x ATM Barges) located at Port Stanley Falkland islands.

The Survey was carried in accordance with Lloyd’s classification for vessels over 20 years! (Renewal)

Reports & supporting photographic evidence submitted on each unit covering the primary survey

2006 to 31st January 2011

Company & Port Manager

Felixarc Marine (part of Svitzer Towage and owned by AP Moller Mearsk) - Operates 7 vessels within the offshore renewable Energy, Towage,Dredging and sea defence market and actively assist in the offshore renewable energy market on wind farm projects to include tidal energy. 50 operational plus 4 shore based staff

Full P & L responsibility for company operations and the generation of additional revenue streams to consistently move the company forward securing new contracts. Develop budgets, forecasts, targets, strategy and ensure compliance with all statutory regulations and policies

• Took over and restructured this loss-making company which had a debt of £500,000 to become the only Svitzer UK company to meet its targets with an increase of revenue of 3.5 million per year

• Built the company from an employment base of 14 to 54 and introduce new office premises and additional vessels to cope with new contract work

• In 2009, the company was the only one in the UK group through exceeding targets by an emphatic 200%

• Wrote a company safety management system for a new vessel, which resulted in Lloyds verifying the DOC on the 17th March 2007 and on 18th March auditing the vessel and issuing the SMC

• Guest Speaker On offshore renewable Energy for Fendercare Marine

July 2006 to Dec 2006

Marine Superintendent

Svitzer Towage - Provide specialist and interrelated services within harbour, terminal, and ocean towage, salvage and emergency response as well as fast transportation of crew and supplies to offshore installations. 550 vessels operating in more than 35 countries

Maintain company safety & marine standards within a port operation environment, ensuring that the fleet is operated in safely and efficiently

• Successfully identified as having the calibre and capability of taking over a failing company (Felixarc Marine) and implementing a turnaround strategy

2003 to 2006

Chief Officer & Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Swire Pacific Offshore – Singapore - A leading global service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, operates over 65 offshore support vessels, with over 20 new vessels on order for delivery from yards.

Support a wide range of offshore activities, including drilling, production, exploration, pipe-lay, subsea construction and FPSO operations.

The Chief Officer Deputises for the master in his absence & is responsible for running the Anchors & assisting in barge and vessel positioning as required by the contractual commitments

Responsible for the onboard management, deck loading plan & vessel stability criteria.

Preparing the various reports for owner and client each night.

2001 to 2003

Chief Officer

Byron Marine Ltd, FLK Islands (Part of the Byron Group) - Established in the Falkland Islands for the purpose of bidding for, and being awarded, a coastal shipping re-supply service contract issued by the Falkland Islands Government. Provided and inter-island coastal re-supply service which was supplemented by regular export/import trading with southern Chile.

Managed the running of the vessel between Chile and Port Stanley moving commodities as required, liaising with the armed forces and the Customs and Exercise where required. Ensured documentation between the Islands Government and the Chilean Government was in order to avert any delay in the commodities reaching their final destination.

2001 (3 months)

Rig Move Liaison Officer

Asso Shipping - Agency primarily providing a whole range of shipping activities including towage services in the North Sea

Supported the masters of both Chinese and Italian registered AHTs vessels and acted as the communications liaison between the onboard master and rig move master in transporting 3 rigs from Invergordon to the West Coast of Shetland.

• Performed pre job and safety analysis and ensured that the rigs were successfully deployed on time as planned


Doctorate: Business Administration Major in Business Management (GPA 3.8) Award of Excellence, & Distinction


Master CoC Expired

HND - Nautical Science

Electronic Navigation Systems – ENS - ARPA

MNTB advanced Fire Fighting

Ocean & Offshore Navigation

ISPS Qualified to ship security officer


General/ Operations Management • P+L • Budget Management • Business Transformation/ Transition

Turnaround Strategies • Innovation/ Creativity • Troubleshooting • Problem Solving

Business Development • Cost Reduction • Service Improvement • Increasing Profitability

Oil & Gas • Marine • Renewable Energy • Offshore & Inshore Civil Engineering


Norwich, Suffolk,
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