Announcement from the Acting Director General of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Posted on October 9, 2022 at 10:11 a.m. by

The Maritime Executive

Announcement of new Acting Director General of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

“I very much look forward to leading the Agency over the next few months.”

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, taking over from the current MCA chief
Retirement of Executive Brian Johnson.

Chairman and Board Member Christopher Rodrigues said:
“Damien has held several 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, procurement, 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 Contract (UKSAR2G). And was also in charge of the replacement project of the radio network infrastructure for HM Coastguard”.

“I am delighted to have Damien Oliver fill the role of Interim General Manager, he will help us maintain the momentum gained under Brian’s leadership.

“I wish Damien every success in this vital role.”

Damian Olivier said:
“It is a great privilege to be named Acting CEO of MCA. I look forward to leading the Agency over the coming months.

Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said:
“Damien has accomplished great things during his impressive career with the agency to date, and I look forward to seeing the direction he will take to the organization as interim CEO.

“The UK’s maritime industry is one of 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.

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