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Personnel

 

Marico Marine has more than 20 years of experience in providing world-class consultancy services to the marine, ports, shipping and offshore renewable industries. Our personnel combine extensive analytical and data management expertise with proven marine judgement and experience and are able to deploy the skills necessary to achieve a successful and valued outcome.

John Riding MEng CEng FIMarEST MCMS MRINA

Managing Director

John Riding is Managing Director of Marico Marine. A Marine Consultant with a long track record of Navigational and Harbour Safety Risk Management Projects on a worldwide basis, John is a recognised expert in the subject of marine risk management with 40 years' overall experience in the maritime transport sector.

Gill Riding

Director - Administration

Gill is the Administration Director for Marico, across both its Offices.  She has had an active role in the company since its inception in 1999 and set up the administration of both the UK and NZ offices.  She is responsible for the day to day management of the NZ office, assisting with everything from project management, tendering and client interface, as well as managing accounts.  She oversees the Marico Group admin and links with Jane and Shirley in the UK. 

Prior to Marico, Gill had a background working with shipping companies and shipbuilders.  She also spent a number of years at sea with John, during his time in the Merchant Navy. 

Free time is spent enjoying the Kiwi lifestyle, rugby and wine. One day she hopes to enjoy gardening too!

André Cocuccio BEng MSc CMarTech FIMarEST

UK Director

André Cocuccio is Marico's UK Director with over 20 years’ professional maritime experience across both the public and private sectors. Previously the Director of Navigation Safety at the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), André has a strong maritime background linked to realising national maritime strategies through the delivery of large-scale private and public sector-funded, maritime programmes and initiatives.

Dr Ed Ballard PhD CEng FRINA

Associate Director

Ed has a strong record in the delivery of complex, multi-disciplinary naval architecture projects for a range of clients and stakeholders, including classification societies, international oil companies, ship owners and law firms. Ed has experience in application of a wide range of naval architectural software, including potential flow ship motions analysis, stability, mooring analysis, as well as in the development of bespoke analytical tool.

William Heaps BSc CMarSci FIMarEST FHydSoc

Principal Consultant

William is a Principal Consultant and Chartered Marine Scientist, with extensive marine and hydrographic experience including the development of marine safety management systems, monthly reporting for Harbour Authority Boards, auditing, incident investigation, and is currently the Designated Person for 9 organisations, encompassing more than 30 individual port locations in the UK. William has particular experience in the field of port and harbour conservancy, including hydrography, dredging and all aspects of marine licensing.

William is (now) an occasional dinghy sailor who enjoys outdoor activities including walking, geocaching, canoeing, gardening and tending the allotment. Whenever possible he indulges in his love of travel – making regular use of a well-loved camper van for trips away with his wife.

David Foster MBE MRIN

Principal Consultant

David is a very experienced and long-term Harbour Master and port manager, with over 13 years’ experience as Harbour Master at the Port of London Authority and Portsmouth. He has a varied maritime and management background gained at sea and ashore in the Royal Navy. David has a unique and extensive experience of maritime consultancy as he has acted as both a client and a consultant. David is currently the PMSC Designated Person for five organisations, covering more than 30 ports or harbours.

David is a very active member of Itchenor Sailing Club, racing XODs and cruising his own boat with his family.  He is on the committee of the Chichester Harbour Federation.  David also is a keen gardener, walker and ring master of seven grandchildren.

Paul Brown MNI

Principal Consultant

Paul is a Principal Consultant based in South Devon providing mariner experitise including PMSC auditing, navigation simulation, expert witness and navigation risk assessment, and is the Marico and UK representative for sales and training for Navicom Portable Pilot Units. Paul is the retained authorised pilot for the Devon ports of Bideford, Appledore and Tor Bay and also sits as the Commercial representative on the UK Harbour Masters national council. Paul previously served as the Harbour Master, General Manager Operations and as a Class 1 Pilot for the Port of Dover, one of the busiest ports in the UK.

Graham Bishop MBA (Harbour Masters) AFNI

Senior Consultant

Graham is a member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and is a marine professional with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. He has worked as a boat builder, Merchant Navy Deck Officer, VTS operator, VTS Watch Manager, Harbour Master (designated) and Port Manager (towage), with experience at departmental and senior management level with experience in safety management systems, marine training systems, incident/accident investigation, change management, project management and business management.

In his spare time Graham has a full family life with a wife and two boys, and enjoys visiting historical museums, eating out, going to the cinema and camping in a family motorhome.

Richard Marlow MSc BSc FRGS CGeog (GIS)

Principal Consultant

A Chartered Geographer in GIS, Richard is adept with the key principles of GIS and has supported a multitude of offshore development projects throughout his career by objectively applying his various specialisms in marine GIS and spatial data approaches. At Marico, Richard provides technical expertise for quantifying maritime risk to inform navigation risk assessments and specialises in the use and development of GIS tools to process and analyse vessel traffic data.

Outside of work, Richard has a busy family life with 3 children (twin girls and boy) and 2 stepchildren (2 girls), but does manage to find time to play guitar in his rock covers band.

Rebecca Worbey BSc MIMarEST

Senior Consultant

Rebecca is a Senior Consultant at Marico, and leads the team undertaking Marico’s VTS work and is experienced in the management and analysis of marine and offshore energy data and in the use of GIS. Rebecca undertakes a project and team management role across a portfolio of maritime and offshore energy projects, primarily: Vessel Traffic Surveys, Collision Risk Assessments and Navigational Risk Assessments, pertaining particularly to offshore energy projects in support of EIAs and various licence applications.

Stephanie Gilbert BA MSc FRGS MIMarEST

Senior Consultant

Stephanie is a Senior Consultant and qualified Project Manager at Marico and is the primary UK contact for HAZMAN II, the company’s internationally renowned port and marine risk management system, including development, client implementation and training.

Stephanie's experience covers project management, GIS, risk assessment and vessel traffic analysis and applies these competencies to a variety of consultancy projects including navigation risk assessments and vessel traffic surveys.

Morgan Witton MSc BSc

Senior Environmental Consultant

Morgan is a Senior Environmental Consultant at Marico. She has experience in undertaking environmental analysis, impact assessments, environmental monitoring, risk assessment and compliance monitoring. Morgan has a strong background in developmental projects assisting with environmental surveys and mitigation analysis. She can assist in the development, implementation and reporting of environmental programs, AEE assessment and environmental mapping.

Morgan is Marico’s NZ contact for HAZMAN II, assisting with the development and implementation of HAZMAN II in the Southern Hemisphere.

She is currently undertaking a PhD in Biological Sciences scheduled for completion in 2021.

Dr Timothy Wilkes PhD BA

Head of Technology

Tim has extensive experience in extracting value from marine and maritime data and is adept at generating the quantitative and qualitative intelligence that is needed to support commercial decision-making and the forging of relationships needed to bring new products to market. As Head of Technology, Tim leads a team of experienced maritime professionals, including ex-VTS Managers and VTSO Trainers, ex-Harbour Masters and Pilots to ensure the application of new technologies through the lens of real-world maritime experience.

Martin Harvey MIMarEST

Project Manager/Principal Engineer

Martin is a Project Manager/Principal Engineer responsible for delivering over 36 vessel traffic and surveillance systems successfully over the last 20 years. He has worked with the MOD, commercial ports, major oil companies, QinetiQ, and several coastal authorities. Martin's experience includes engineering design responsibility and delivering systems which exceed requirement specifications, with the ability to innovate, improve hardware and software features and functions.

Outside of work, Martin's interests include motorsports, cars, travel/holidays, gardening, DIY and looking after his two Yorkshire terriers.

James Lilly

Project Manager/Principal Engineer

James is a multi-disciplined project manager and electronics engineer, working within the maritime industry providing technical expertise, support and project management strategies for key customers in both commercial and military sectors. Installation experience includes VTS, coastal surveillance and integrated bridge navigation systems comprising ECDIS, radar, alarm monitoring, RF and satellite communications.

James enjoys spending time in the kitchen cooking dishes inspired from his travels around the globe, getting out and about on his mountain bike and is a keen photographer with all the gear, and no idea!

Shirley Barnet MCIL

Office Administrator

Shirley joined Marico Marine as Office Administrator in 2012.  She loves her wide and varied role and is responsible, among other things, for the smooth running of the office, managing the project database and assisting with quality assurance and tendering.  She has a linguistic background, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and has spent 5 years working in continental Europe.

Shirley is busy with her husband, two sons and steadily-increasing family, a keen hillwalker, horse-rider, cyclist and language tutor.