News from the Society of Maritime Industries


New appointments at SMI - Director & Council Secretary and Marketing & Operations Manager

Emma Johnson and Anna Mcgown were welcomed by The Society of Maritime Industries’ Chief Executive Tom Chant. Emma Johnson is the new Business Development Director and Secretary of the MASG and MSTG Councils.  Emma has a BSc in Ma...

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Service offer for SMI members in China!

SMI has a unique service to offer its members in China.  For the past 20 years Chen Li Ming has been working with SMI members to build their contacts and business in China.  After an exploratory conversation Chen can advise on a...

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Election of SMI's Maritime Defence and Security Group Chairman

We are pleased to announce the election of Richard Powell OBE as Chair of the SMI Maritime Defence and Security Group Council for a 3 year term. Richard, who is the Group Director for Strategic Engagement (Maritime) at QinetiQ, succeeds Bri...

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SMI announces name of Chief Executive designate!

SMI’s Business Development Director, Tom Chant, has been appointed to replace John Murray, SMI Chief Executive, when he retires later this year. Mr Russell Gould, Chairman of the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) led the interview...

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Update on MAChallenge 2020

In light of the Covid-19 restrictions the decision has been made to postpone the MAChallenge until the next calendar year. The Marine Autonomy Challenge 2020 aims to bring together the country’s future technology innovators to build...

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