Mike is a director and shareholder in all three of the Navigate group of companies and is active in all aspects of the business. He has a seafaring background together with many years’ experience working in the maritime and shipping services sector. As an expert communicator, Mike advises on corporate communications and reputation management at a senior level. His wide range of industry contacts together with his working knowledge of the print, online and broadcast media allows him to work closely with clients to implement effective PR, media, marketing and public affairs strategies. Mike is also responsible for developing business across the group.
Mike began his career as a submarine officer in the Royal Navy where he served for eight years. He then gained a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and was appointed business development and marketing director at the Baltic Exchange responsible for growing all areas of the organisation. After eight years, Mike was asked to head-up a government sponsored organisation responsible for encouraging shortsea and coastal shipping. He also served as chairman of the European Shortsea Network. Mike formed a partnership with Bill Lines in 2006.