#CareersOnTheThames Event

- 30 September 2019

- Free

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Meet the board

Richard Everitt

Richard Everitt

Chair

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Chair of the Board of Directors

Richard was the Chief Executive of the Port of London Authority from 2004 until March 2014 during which time he focused on a series of objectives including the development of skills of people who operate on the river. He also encouraged a wider range of people to take up careers on the Thames to increase diversity. He believes that the employer-led Thames Skills Academy is vital to meet these aims.

Since his retirement Richard has maintained his links with the maritime world as Chair of the TSA’s Board and as a non-Executive Chairman at the Port of Dover and a member of Belfast Harbour Board. 

Andy Pike

Andy Pike

Deputy Chair

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Deputy Chair and employer representative

Andy is the Strategic Infrastructure Development Projects Director for Cory Riverside Energy driving strategic initiatives for the Cory Group.  Andy leads the operational business including Cory’s extensive River Thames lighterage operations, transporting tonnes of residual waste and recovered construction aggregate material via tugs and barges from Wandsworth to Tilbury. 

Cory has a long history of operating on the River Thames and is proud to support the Thames Skills Academy to assist in raising standards on the river.

Roger Bailey

Roger Bailey

Director

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Director - Founding Member

Roger is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has held a number of board level positions in construction companies and in engineering and planning consultancies. He spent the first 20 years of his career in the geotechnical contracting sector before moving into transportation consultancy for organisations including Crossrail, Network Rail, TfL, Highways Agency and Department for Transport.  

Roger is the Asset Management Director for Tideway, delivering the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel through London.  Roger is responsible for integrated assurance, technical oversight of project delivery (including design assurance, compliance with planning permission, innovation, environmental sustainability, skills and employment) and the operational integration of the completed Thames Tideway Tunnel asset into the existing London sewer network.  Roger has been with the Thames Tideway Tunnel since 2012 and has been instrumental in driving the marine logistics strategy which will see 6 million tonnes of construction materials and excavated spoil moved by river on the Tideway project.

Robin Mortimer

Robin Mortimer

Director

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Director

Robin Mortimer has been the chief executive officer  at the Port of London Authority (PLA) since 2014.

Robin worked in the UK civil service from 1994. In the early part of his civil service career he held roles including private secretary to the deputy prime minister and the secretary of state for transport, in which he led on maritime, aviation, transport security and London transport issues.  

He joined the Department for Food Environment and Rural Affairs in 2004 as a deputy director, Robin led the Rural Strategy Division for three years.  In 2006, he moved to the Office of Climate Change, where he designed the UK’s Climate Change Bill.  In 2007, he was appointed as director of the Adapting to Climate Change programme. In this role he led the project to establish the Canal & River Trust and directed the Government’s Major Infrastructure and Environment Unit.

 

John Redmond

John Redmond

Director

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Director - Founding Member

John started work on the non-tidal Thames in 1970 in the navigation service working for the Thames Conservancy. He became the Harbourmaster and Navigation Manager in 1992. He was also the national inland navigation expert for the National Rivers Authority particularly particularly in relation to safety. 

John retired in 2005 and has stayed involved with the Thames as Chairman of Thames Clippers between 2010 and 2014 and through his involvement with the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames. 

Katherine Riggs

Katherine Riggs

Chief executive

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Chief executive

Katherine Riggs is the Chief Executive of the Thames Skills Academy.

Prior to taking over the role, Katherine was the Director of Thames Vision the Port of London Authority. 

Before that Katherine was a senior civil servant at a number of departments including at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 

Sean Collins

Sean Collins

Director

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Director - Employer representative

As the CEO and Co-Founder of MBNA Thames Clippers Sean has been at the helm of Thames Clippers since the inception of the business in 1999. At that time they operated one boat, served three piers and employed two crew. Today they have an annual turnover of over £20 million, operate 17 vessels, employ almost 340 people and carry over four million people each year. As well as commuter and visitor services throughout London, the business also offers corporate hire and express services.

Sean is keen to increase safety standards and to bring a more diverse work force on the River Thames.

Kyle Haughton

Kyle Haughton

Director

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Director - Employer representative

Kyle joined City Cruises plc in 2011 as Managing Director. City Cruises, which started in 1985, is one of the leading operators of passenger services on the River Thames, carrying in excess of three million passengers annually on extensive sightseeing, entertainment and charter services.   City Cruises has a fleet of 20 river vessels and has operations in Poole and York as well as London.

 

Chris Livett

Chris Livett

Director

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Director - Employer Representative

Chris is the eighth generation of the Livett family to work on the tidal River Thames in London.  He is a Past Master of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen and has been Bargemaster to Her Majesty The Queen since January 2018. 

Over the past 30 years Chris has developed a reputation for providing solutions to complex logistical challenges on rivers and waterways across London and the UK. These include some of London’s largest civil engineering projects, PR stunts for global brands and filming for numerous Hollywood movies.

Chris leads a number of businesses with his primary base at Butler’s Wharf in Central London. With piers, marinas and berths at key strategic points along the River Thames, his fleet of boats range from high-speed RIBs, workboats, tugs and specialist craft to luxurious party boats.

Katherine Riggs

Katherine Riggs

Chief Executive Officer

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Director - chief Executive Officer

In her role as Chief Executive Officer, Katherine is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organisation according to the strategic direction set by the Thames skills Academy (TSA) Board.  Katherine joined the TSA in February 2018 with an obvious passion for the river and is ideally placed to lead the TSA through the next phase of its development.

 

Angela Shepherd

Angela Shepherd

Training Coordinator

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Angela joined the TSA in October 2017  in the role of Training Coordinator and is responsible for the coordination of the effective and efficient provision of training courses, development and training consultancy services to TSA members.  Prior to this appointment, Angela was employed in secondary education for 12 years as PA to a Head Teacher, and Director.

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