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SeaBot Maritime announces strategic appointments to strengthen its executive team

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Next generation people-technology transformation specialist, SeaBot Maritime, has announced two strategic appointments to its executive team.  

Recently unveiling its new identity, reflecting its position at the forefront of maritime sector people-technology integration, these appointments further cement SeaBot Maritime in its growth strategy.  

As Head of Training and Competency, Jon Feaver leads the curation, development and delivery of blended learning and assessment, through instructor lead, mobile, online and e-Learning.  Jon is a qualified Master Mariner, Royal Navy Specialist Navigator (SpecN) and MCA Certified Instructor as well as an expert in uncrewed vessel operations.  

Jon joins SeaBot Maritime from the RFA where he gained extensive navigational experience operating in multiple regions around the globe. Jon put this experience and training to use when he joined the RN’s prestigious Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation as the RFA’s Navigation training officer.  

Whilst at FOST, Jon was responsible for delivering world class navigation and ship handling training to the Bridge teams of both the RFA and RN. Subsequent promotion saw Jon return to sea where he gained command experience. 

Hannah Kent Colls has joined SeaBot Maritime as Head of Engagement, spearheading audience development, customer relations and marketing communications.  

Hannah is a qualified Yacht Broker who has operated in the maritime industry across commercial and leisure marine sectors, both client-side and agency-side, as founder of a boutique audience development, marcoms and public relations maritime-centric agency.  

“I am delighted to join SeaBot Maritime at this juncture in SeaBot Maritime’s evolution. It is an exhilarating time to come onboard, and I look forward to helping the business continue in its exciting trajectory as we help bring people and technology closer together across maritime.” 

Gordon Meadow, CEO and Founder of SeaBot Maritime comments, “I am thrilled to welcome Jon and Hannah to SeaBot Maritime. They both bring a wealth of experience and unique skills to the team. These appointments, in addition to our strong Board and teams, which was recently complemented by the appointment of Steve Brunton CBE as Chairman, positions SeaBot Maritime perfectly for the future.” 

SeaBot Maritime helps organisations to fully utilise and scope emerging technology and people existing and potential skillsets, to best utilise these today and the future, enabling them to remain ahead; safer, smarter, and cleaner.  

This is achieved via change management, blended learning and training, digital transformation, and a full stack development capability, including APP simulated environment design, eLearning conversion, mobile learning APPs, and software toolkits that underpins talent and business asset management.  

Recently designing and delivering the first MASS certified training scheme for uncrewed vessels for its long-term customer, Fugro, SeaBot Maritime’s global base of enterprise and defence clients also includes SBM Offshore and the UK National Oceanography Centre.  

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About SeaBot Maritime 

SeaBot Maritime’s mission is to make maritime Safer, Cleaner and Smarter, championing the crucial role that humans play in the people-technology partnership. 

 

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, offering change transformation and training services to shipping, research, geo-surveying, and offshore energy.   

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.   

 

 

About CEbotiX 

SeaBot Maritime owns CEbotiX, which was set up under an MOU between SeaBot Maritime, the Royal Navy and National Oceanography Centre. CEbotiX delivers Excellence in Marine Robotics, Maritime Autonomy and Smart Shipping, which is a national focus, headquartered at the National Oceanography Centre’s Innovation Centre in Southampton.   

About Gordon Meadow, Founder & CEO, SeaBot Maritime  

Gordon Meadow is CEO and Founder of SeaBot Maritime.  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. 

 

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Hannah Kent Colls, Head of Engagement, SeaBot Maritime Limited 

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