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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.”

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About SeaBot Maritime

Part of the SeaBot Group, SeaBot Maritime is a British business founded in 2018, working with those who operate within critical industries to meet the challenges of the fast-moving digital age.

With a particular focus on the shift to automation and the use of collaborative systems, SeaBot Maritime uses cutting-edge approaches to create effective technology partnerships, revolutionising the learning journey, end-to-end, and help organisations understand, underpin and maintain workforce competency requirements. 

Gordon Meadow, Founder & CEO, SeaBot Maritime & SeaBot Group

Gordon Meadow is CEO and Founder of SeaBot Maritime, CEbotiX, and of the SeaBot Group.  He is committed to global development of Maritime Education and Training and the digital transformation of the maritime workforce’s transition to the connected mariner. 

Gordon is driving the skills and competencies agenda at various industry forums; he is Chair of the IMarEST's Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) Special Interest Group, Co-Chair of the International Standards Working Group, MASSPeople and Chair of the UK MASRWG, People Skills and Ethics Committee. 

He is also a member of the Society of Maritime Industries MASG Committee and represents IMarEST on the Royal Academy of Engineering Safety and Ethics of Autonomous Systems working group.


About the SeaBot Group

SeaBot Group’s mission is to make maritime Safer, Cleaner and Smarter and we champion the crucial role that the human plays in the people technology partnership. 

Through our subsidiaries, SeaBot Maritime and CEbotiX, which is the National Centre for Excellence in Marine Robotics, which is headquartered at the National Oceanography Centre’s Innovation Centre, we offer change transformation and training services to shipping, renewable energy and offshore energy. 



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Hannah Kent Colls, Head of Engagement, SeaBot Maritime, Email, T: 07876541876

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