As CEO, Matthew takes responsibility for all Viking Maritime businesses, including the Maritime Skills Academy, and reports directly to the Chairman and other Directors. Matthew is also instrumental in the advancement of the company in different sectors, new business/Clients and of course making sure existing Clients and Candidates are more than happy with all the services they receive. Matthew joined Viking Maritime in 2001 as Marine Administration Coordinator, but prior to this his seagoing career spanned 8 years having spent the last 5 working in the Hotel department of Holland America Line and Windstar Cruises. His early career was spent in the Guest Services department at Stena Sealink, sailing out of Dover on cross Channel ferries. In keeping with all the team at Viking he is determined to ensure that administrative standards are in line with the latest Quality Assurance standards and that they, together with all Client Company policies and procedures, are constantly reviewed and enhanced.