CIRM's Structure & People

CIRM is a non-profit NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation), with a professional Secretariat based in London. CIRM's Board of Directors is made up of representatives of 15 CIRM member companies. To learn more about CIRM's people and organisational structure, use the tabs below.

Secretariat



Richard Doherty

Secretary-General


Michael Richards

Technical Officer


Warren Bell

Membership Officer


Joel Kinghan

Technical Assistant


Colleen Wyatt

Events Officer


Jane van Tonder

Financial Controller


Kim Fisher

Technical Consultant; Secretary IEC TC80

Board of Directors

The CIRM Board of Directors comprises representatives of CIRM Full Member companies and includes the President and Vice-President.

Representative Company
Peter Broadhurst (President) Inmarsat
Claudio Aleandri (Vice-President) SIRM Italia S.r.L.
Samuel Mourao (Vice-President) Telnav
Iñaki Arbulu Barquin Aage Hempel Group
André Powilleit Anschütz GmbH
Henrik Fyhn Cobham SATCOM
Satoshi Miwa Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
Russell Gould Hensoldt UK (Kelvin Hughes)
Shintaro Inoue Japan Radio Company
Elijah Agunbiade Multidigital Nigeria Ltd
Sven Zaadnoordijk Radio Holland
Andy Murray Raymarine
Ralf Magner Sperry Marine
Mike Bauwens Telemar
Thomas Heldarskard-Winnerskjold Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH

Organisational structure




Working Groups

CIRM's Working Groups primarily progress their work through email correspondence, with physical meetings convened on occasion. The terms of reference for each Working Group are provided below.

WG Name Terms of Reference
Cyber Risk Working Group
(WG-CYBER)
Coordinator: TBD
The Cyber Risk Working Group draws on the expertise of the CIRM membership to develop cyber security best practice and guidance for both the membership and CIRM’s partner organisations.
ECDIS Working Group
(WG-ECDIS)
Coordinator: Richard Doherty
The ECDIS Working Group considers all matters related to ECDIS and electronic charting.
E-navigation Working Group
(WG-ENAV)
Coordinator: Richard Doherty
The E-navigation Working Group is concerned with CIRM's contribution to the IMO's e-navigation initiative, including delivery of relevant parts of the Strategy Implementation Plan (SIP).
MASS Working Group (Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships)
(WG-MASS)
Coordinator: TBD
The MASS Working Group will monitor developments related to Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships, both from a regulatory and technical perspective, enabling CIRM to respond appropriately.
Radar Working Group
(WG-RADAR)
Coordinator: Richard Doherty
The Radar Working Group is concerned with all matters relating to marine radar.
Radiocommunications Working Group
(WG-RCOMMS)
Coordinator: TBD
The Radiocommunications Working Group considers all radiocommunications matters falling within CIRM’s scope of interest, including those related to the GMDSS.
Service Working Group
(WG-SERVICE)
Coordinator: Richard Doherty
The Service Working Group considers matters related to the servicing of ship equipment, including supply, installation, maintenance and repair.
Software Maintenance Working Group
(WG-SWMAINT)
Coordinator: Richard Doherty
The Software Maintenance Working Group considers matters related to the maintenance of shipboard software, including installation, checking, updating, re-configuring, and/or or upgrading.
Type Approval Working Group
(WG-TAPPROVAL)
Coordinator: TBD
This Working Group is concerned with Type Approval matters, including the EU Marine Equipment Directive and Radio Equipment Directive and all international Type Approval concerns.
VDR Working Group
(WG-VDR)
Coordinator: Richard Doherty
The VDR Working Group considers matters related to Voyage Data Recorders.

Board Committees

The Board of Directors has a number of Committees responsible for considering specific aspects of governance.

WG Name Scope
Technical Steering Committee Coordinator: Richard Doherty
Membership & Recruitment Committee Chair: Claudio Aleandri
Finance Committee Chair: Jane van Tonder
Remuneration Committee Chair: Peter Broadhurst

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