Matt Horton

Operations Director (Scotland)

About Team Matt Horton

Matt Horton is the Operations Director (Scotland) at The Viking Maritime Group. He is a skilled maritime professional with extensive experience in the industry, known for his ability to thrive in fast-paced and evolving environments while adapting quickly to client needs.

Matt’s career in the Merchant Navy began with BP Shipping Ltd, where he underwent pre-sea training at the Prince of Wales Sea Training School in Dover. He sailed on BP Tankers in deep sea operations before transitioning to BP Exploration, where he worked on Semi Submersibles and Production Platforms in the North Sea.

In 1992, Matt joined Sea Containers, serving as Chief Officer and Safety Officer on routes in the Irish Sea and English Channel. He later became part of Sea Containers’ operations team, overseeing Dry Docks, Charters, and Type Rating Training for all Officers & Crew.

Transitioning ashore in 2006, Matt joined Clyde Marine Training as a Training Officer and eventually rose to the position of General Manager. In this role, he managed the daily operations of Clyde Marine Short courses, Clyde Uniforms, and Clyde Safety. Matt also provided training in various locations worldwide, including Italy, Greece, the Falkland Islands, Germany, and within the UK, benefiting crews from companies like Disney Cruise Line, Northlink Ferries, Stena Line, and P.O.

Furthermore, Matt Horton has served as the Past President of the Scottish Shipping Benevolent Association and as the Past Treasurer and Secretary of the Glasgow Humane Society. He recently became a Director of The Merchants House of Glasgow.