Last week’s Nautical Institute London Command Seminar saw the appointment of Captain John Lloyd RD MBA FNI as the Institute’s new chief executive officer, succeeding Philip Wake OBE RD MSc FNI, who is retiring after 14 years in post.
Speaking at Trinity House, the venue for the third of the Institute’s 2017 command seminar series, Captain Lloyd said, “I am delighted to be leading the next phase of development at The Nautical Institute, at a time of great change for our industry. Now more than ever it is important that the Institute champions best practice and professionalism and promotes a culture of safety first.”
In his previous role as chief operating officer, Lloyd had overall responsibility for the Institute’s specialized training services, including the industry-standard Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) accreditation and certification scheme.
Lloyd’s 16-year seagoing career began in 1975, gaining command in 1987 and spending two years as a marine pilot at Walvis Bay. His experience in maritime education has included senior positions at Warsash Maritime Academy and Flagship Training in the U.K., CEO of Vanuatu Maritime College and professor of maritime training at the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania.
As CEO of The Nautical Institute, Lloyd will manage the resources of an organization that has 7,000 members and over 50 branches around the world. He has been a member of the Institute for 30 years.