As Director of Chiltern Maritime, sister company to the Maritime Skills Academy, Don is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the UK Offices. This involves working closely with the functional teams of Cadet & Officer Training and Operations to ensure efficient and effective performance delivery to all our clients, customers, officers and crew.
Don possesses an extensive marine background with recent experience of Fleet Personnel operations in cadet, recruitment and training functions within the cruise industry. He believes strongly in cadet development and retention of experienced officers through career development to deal with the demands of life at sea. Previously to coming ashore, Don served as Staff Electro-Technical Officer onboard, and has worked up the ranks spanning a career of twenty-five years at sea, after starting as an engineer cadet. Don has a ‘lifelong learning’ approach to career development and studied BSc in Technology and completed a MBA, via the Open University.