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Captain David (Duke) Snider FNI

Captain David (Duke) Snider FNI

President

Captain Snider, an experienced ice navigator from Canada with 30 years in naval, commercial and Canadian Coast Guard shipping, joined The Nautical Institute in 1989 while studying for his Watchkeeping Mate’s certificate of competency. He received his Master Mariner certificate of competency in 1997 and is a member of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada.

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Captain Nick Nash FNI

Captain Nick Nash FNI

Senior Vice-President


Captain Allen Brink FNI

Captain Allen Brink FNI

Vice-President


Captain Ian Mathison FNI

Captain Ian Mathison FNI

Vice-President


Captain James Robinson DSM FNI

Captain James Robinson DSM FNI

Chairman of the Executive Board

Prior to his retirement in August 2009 Capt James Robinson had been a mariner for 42 years, having spent 36 years in the Irish Navy and 6 years in Irish Shipping. Service with Irish Shipping included a cadetship and periods as Third and Second Officer. He was commissioned into the navy in 1973.

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Captain Robert Middleton FNI

Captain Robert Middleton FNI

Honorary Treasurer, Executive Board


Mr Philip Wake OBE MSc RD* FNI

Mr Philip Wake OBE MSc RD* FNI

Chief Executive

In May 2003, Philip Wake became the Chief Executive of The Nautical Institute, having served in the Secretariat since November 1999. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the voluntary London Branch 1998/99 and was elected a Fellow in 1996.

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Captain John Lloyd MBA AFNI RD

Captain John Lloyd MBA AFNI RD

Chief Operating Officer

John joined The Nautical Institute from the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Tasmania where he was a Professor in the National Centre for Ports and Shipping. During his seven years at AMC he had a two years leave of absence to set up the Angolan Maritime Training Centre. Before joining AMC he spent two years working in the Vanuatu Maritime College.

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Captain John Dickinson FNI

Captain John Dickinson FNI

Head of Delegation at IMO

Prior to working for The Nautical Institute John was employed by the New Zealand Maritime Authority as Manager Licensing, looking after all seafarer licensing issues, including examination and auditing training establishments. In addition he was one of the rostered National on Scene Commanders for oil pollution response and was the Harbourmaster at the Port of Taharoa.

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Mr Waheed Din

Mr Waheed Din

Director of Finance


Ms Bridget Hogan

Ms Bridget Hogan

Director of Publishing & Marketing

Bridget Hogan is Director of Publishing & Marketing of The Nautical Institute, where she is responsible for the Institute’s 100 plus book titles, its magazine production and its marketing and communications. She has been involved with the publishing industry for more than 40 years and has worked in the maritime industry in various roles for over 35 years.

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Mr David J Patraiko BSc MBA FNI

Mr David J Patraiko BSc MBA FNI

Director of Projects

David Patraiko is the Director of Projects for The Nautical Institute, and coordinates its Technical and Professional Development Committees. He is responsible for developing and managing major Institute projects and he represents the professional interests of members in general shipping, training and technical forums.

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Ms Lucy Budd

Ms Lucy Budd

Editor of Seaways


Ms Jennifer Daintree

Ms Jennifer Daintree

DP Certification Manager


Captain Harry Gale BSc FNI

Captain Harry Gale BSc FNI

Technical Manager


Captain Ghulam Hussain MBA MRIN FICS FICLT FNI

Captain Ghulam Hussain MBA MRIN FICS FICLT FNI

Accreditation Manager

Ghulam Hussain joined the Institute as Accreditation Manager in September 2014. He is a Master Mariner, having sailed for 14 years, and has been self-employed since coming ashore. Having resided in Hong Kong for 14 years and thereafter in Bangladesh and with substantial involvement in chartering , ship broking and ship management activities, he brings with him a wide range of experience and knowledge.

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Ms Theresa Nelson MNI

Ms Theresa Nelson MNI

Training and Quality Manager


 

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