Oliver appointed acting head of UK navy and coastguard

Damien Oliver has been appointed acting chief executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Damien will take up his new role on Monday, October 17, following the retirement of current MCA chief executive Brian Johnson.

Chairman and Board Member Christopher Rodrigues said: “Damien has held a number of senior positions with the MCA since joining in 2001 and he will bring a wealth of maritime experience and knowledge. . Damien has been responsible for major projects and programs, purchasing, business management and innovation, maritime business development including the UK Shipping Register and Shipping Concierge within the MCA. Most recently, he led the program to replace the current Coastguard Aviation arrangements with the Second Generation Search and Rescue Aviation (UKSAR2G) contract. And also was in charge of the radio network infrastructure replacement project for HM Coastguard.

Oliver said, “It is a great privilege to be named interim CEO of MCA. I look forward to leading the Agency over the coming months.

Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: ‘Damien has achieved great things during his impressive career with the agency to date, and I look forward to seeing the direction he takes. the organization as interim CEO. The UK’s maritime industry is among the most advanced in the world, but growth is still going strong. We will continue to work together to build a greener industry, support job creation and promote the British flag around the world.