Growing up in Chichester, on England’s south coast, Ed’s earliest memories are of messing around in small dinghies / yachts, so going to sea as a job, while not inevitable, was always likely.
After completing a cadetship with Trinity House at South Tyneside College, he spent the next ten years travelling the world, enjoying a couple of promotions, and gaining his unlimited ‘Chief Officers License’.
In 2010 Ed moved ashore to work on the trading floor within one of the leading oil majors based in central London as a Voyage Operations Superintendent. He later transitioned to their HQ in Sunbury on Thames where he became Lead Assessment and Inspections Superintendent for the Marine and Technical team. During this time Ed gained a Masters degree in Shipping Operations from Solent University.
In 2013 Ed became a member of the Nautical Institute and was elected as an ‘Associate Fellow’ in 2015.
In 2016, Ed decided to venture into somewhat unknown territory and became Global HSEQ Manager for one of the leading global Ship to Ship (STS) Providers, being responsible for all HSEQ matters and the safety of all 130 employees. This position gave him huge responsibilities in providing marine assurance globally to the business, working closely with all oil majors, and chartering houses, not to mention their partners across 33 locations across the globe. During this time Ed was heavily involved in industry forums including ITOL, OCIMF STS WG, and the OCIMF EMEA STS Forum which he acted as secretary and latterly as Chairman.
In 2018, Ed moved to the world’s largest STS provider acting as Marine Manager (Americas, Europe and Africa). He was responsible for all Marine Assurance matters in these areas focusing on new projects in Brazil, Chile and Peru.