Session 1 Speaker: Maritime Autonomy Policy Lead - UK Technical Services Ship Standards, MCA



With a doctorate in maritime history, Katrina has worked at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for over 15 years with a majority of her time involved in audits, including overseeing the monitoring of Small Commercial Vessel Certifying Authorities and Classification Societies.

She moved into the role of Smart Shipping and Automation Policy Officer in January 2018 with a focus on facilitating the MCA’s regulatory response to autonomous shipping. She represents the UK at the IMO’s Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship’s working group, and is working closely with industry as part of the international regulatory scoping exercise.

Katrina is joint-lead of the Maritime Autonomy Regulation Lab (MARLab), an MCA / DfT / NOC collaboration with funding from BEIS to support the UK MASS industry through new approaches to regulation and data sharing.