Professional & Technical Committee

The Technical Committee meets four times per year to discuss issues and problems which have come to light within the maritime industry.

It is directed under the chairmanship of Lt Cdr Derek Ireland.  A Professional Development Consultant – Paul Shepherd – is retained by the Honourable Company and has responsibility for the co-ordination of the technical and professional activities of the Honourable Company and is normally the first point of contact for such issues.  Mr Andrew Bell is the co-ordinator for the Joint Informal Meetings. The secretary to the committee, Mrs Alison Harris, as well as minuting each meeting, collects and distributes papers and looks after the technical section of the library. In addition to the seven work groups, the Technical Committee is also made up of a number of appointees to various external committees.

Current Committee

Committee Members
Lt Cdr Derek Ireland (Chairman)
Mr Paul Shepherd (PDC)
Captain John Wright
Mr Andrew Bell
Captain Colin Shoolbraid
Captain Sam Judah
Captain John Hughes
Captain Michael Lloyd
Captain Don Cockrill
Captain Stephen Bland
Captain Jim Chapman
Dr Steve Bonsall
Captain Flavian D’Souza
Captain Phil Pannett
Captain John Simpson (Nautical Assessor)
Captain Peter McArthur
Captain Simon Richardson
Captain Neale Rodrigues
Professor John Carlton

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