31 Aug 2022
SeaBot Maritime announces Steve Brunton CBE, Royal Navy, Rear Admiral (Rtd), as Chairman
SeaBot Maritime’s Executive Board has announced the appointment of Steve Brunton CBE, Royal Navy, Rear Admiral (Rtd) as SeaBot Maritime’s new Chairman.
As Chairman, Steve will provide leadership to SeaBot Maritime’s eLearning, change management and digital transformation initiatives to the maritime industry, including its product lines, SkillsWallet Digital and Global Maritime Portal, together with the SeaBot Maritime Training Academy.
Prior to joining SeaBot Maritime, Steve’s career spanned defence and enterprise, with a strong portfolio of change and acquisition experiences at all levels, including 36 years in the Royal Navy, with 27 years’ direct acquisition-based roles. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Steve retired from the Royal Navy in 2014 as a Rear Admiral and the MOD’s Director Ships Acquisition. His remit was building all the UK warships including the HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Type 26 and Batch 2 River class patrol vessels.
Following his distinguished Royal Navy career, Steve formed Adjuvo Associates, providing direct support on leadership, development and management of complex programmes and their associated strategies. This included advising the Canadian Government on its National Shipbuilding Strategy and the Australian DoD as part of an Expert Advisory Panel. He is an advisor to Ionburst, a new disruptive technology for cyber security, protecting data and our way of life. He is also an independent advisor to the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee of the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity.
Steve comments, “I am pleased to join SeaBot Maritime at this exciting point in the company’s evolution. I look forward to contributing to its highly promising future plans and thought leadership in training provision and people transition in the vital maritime autonomy sector.”
Steve’s appointment will help Seabot Maritime consolidate and build on its strong track record of innovative e-learning and digital products and solutions.
Gordon Meadow, CEO and Founder of SeaBot Maritime comments, “We are delighted to appoint Steve as Chairman. Steve brings a vast wealth of experience gleaned across naval defence in addition to extensive expertise across the global enterprise sector. This is invaluable to our business as we continue to strengthen and extend our offering.”
Gordon continues, “Steve’s unique knowledge and experience, combined with his proven ability at identifying opportunities, developing partnerships, and leading initiatives, will help build on SeaBot Maritime’s successes to date. Steve’s appointment promises to help deliver an exciting future for the business and its brands.”