Chairman & Moderator: Future Business Development, BMT + SMI Workboat Working Group Lead
Noel Is the Senior Business Development Manager responsible for commercial maritime growth across Europe, Middle East and Africa for leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, BMT. Noel is an incorporated engineer and active member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as well as the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) with over 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry, working within both the defence and commercial sectors.
His career began serving in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer serving both at sea on Type 23 Frigates and ashore with 1st Assault Squadron Royal Marines based at Poole.
On leaving the Navy he continued to expand his knowledge and experience of the industry spending 7 years working in the ferry sector. This included several technical roles within the shoreside management team of Condor Ferries who provide life line passenger and freight services to the channel islands and France.
Noel joined BMT in 2014 and continues to use his broad technical knowledge and sector experience to deliver technical design and consultancy support to the commercial maritime sector. In this sector BMT provides tailored technical design and consultancy and services to ship owners, operators and shipyards in addition to world leading vessel designs in the ferry, offshore energy, defence and yacht markets.
He is an active member of the SMI and has held a seat on the Commercial Maritime Group Council since March 2019. He also leads the SMI Workboat Working Group, facilitating growth and development within the UK supply chain for the design, build and upgrade of Workboats & Coastal Vessels.
With a passion for the future of maritime, Noel is active on many industry/government initiatives to grow the UK marine industry and promote safer, cleaner and more fuel-efficient shipping for the future.