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SeaBot Maritime announces strategic appointments to strengthen its executive team

Next generation people-technology transformation specialist, SeaBot Maritime, has announced two strategic appointments to its executive team.   

Recently unveiling its new identity, reflecting its position at the forefront of maritime sector people-technology integration, these appointments further cement SeaBot Maritime in its growth strategy.  

As Head of Training and Competency, Jon Feaver leads the curation, development and delivery of blended learning and assessment, through instructor lead, mobile, online and e-Learning.  Jon is a qualified Master Mariner, Royal Navy Specialist Navigator (SpecN) and MCA Certified Instructor as well as an expert in uncrewed vessel operations. 

Jon joins SeaBot Maritime from the RFA where he gained extensive navigational experience operating in multiple regions around the globe. Jon put this experience and training to use when he joined the RN’s prestigious Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation as the RFA’s Navigation training officer.  

Whilst at FOST, Jon was responsible for delivering world class navigation and ship handling training to the Bridge teams of both the RFA and RN. Subsequent promotion saw Jon return to sea where he gained command experience. 

Hannah Kent Colls has joined SeaBot Maritime as Head of Engagement, spearheading audience development, customer relations and marketing communications.  

Hannah is a qualified Yacht Broker who has operated in the maritime industry across commercial and leisure marine sectors, both client-side and agency-side, as founder of a boutique audience development, marcoms and public relations maritime-centric agency.   

“I am delighted to join SeaBot Maritime at this juncture in SeaBot Maritime’s evolution. It is an exhilarating time to come onboard, and I look forward to helping the business continue in its exciting trajectory as we help bring people and technology closer together across maritime.” 

Gordon Meadow, CEO and Founder of SeaBot Maritime comments, “I am thrilled to welcome Jon and Hannah to SeaBot Maritime. They both bring a wealth of experience and unique skills to the team. These appointments, in addition to our strong Board and teams, which was recently complemented by the appointment of Steve Brunton CBE as Chairman, positions SeaBot Maritime perfectly for the future.” 

SeaBot Maritime helps organisations to fully utilise and scope emerging technology and people existing and potential skillsets, to best utilise these today and the future, enabling them to remain ahead; safer, smarter, and cleaner.   

This is achieved via change management, blended learning and training, digital transformation, and a full stack development capability, including APP simulated environment design, eLearning conversion, mobile learning APPs, and software toolkits that underpins talent and business asset management.  

Recently designing and delivering the first MASS certified training scheme for uncrewed vessels for its long-term customer, Fugro, SeaBot Maritime’s global base of enterprise and defence clients also includes SBM Offshore and the UK National Oceanography Centre.