An online conference series of expert panels navigating the waters of decarbonisation compliance and looking at practical applications across the workboat industry. Get Set for Workboat 2050 Series 3 focuses on vessel design, the vessel circular economy, green skills, incentivising decarbonisation, port infrastructure and alternative fuels.

Session 4 will explore Green Skills - Learning green skills at sea with practical demonstrations.
  • Welcome Address
  • Presentations from three expert speakers
  • Panel discussion with moderator
  • Live audience Q&A
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    Kerrie Forster
    CEO, The Workboat Association
    After 17 years working both on/offshore within various maritime industries, Kerrie is an industry Consultant and CEO of the Workboat Association - “The trade association for Workboat Owners, Operators, Stakeholders and Professionals.”

    Once a workboat vessel Master, he has substantial offshore experience onboard CTVs, Survey Vessels, Dive support and Anchor Handlers. Kerrie spent a number of years managing a fleet of workboats for an International company based in the Netherlands and has gained experience from working across the globe.
    Kerrie has a strong background in promoting a well-accepted safety culture, responsible work ethics and cross organisation understanding. He has designed QHSE documentation, systems/ controls and has led significant incident and accident investigations. Organising and providing training and technical advice to on/offshore workforces, he is an ISM lead auditor, certified in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods code and has developed and implemented ISO/OHSAS/IMO certification of various company Safety Management Systems.
    Currently living in Rotterdam NL, Kerrie actively represents the Workboat Industry and wider Offshore Contracting Sector speaking at and Chairing working groups and conferences, providing guidance and research to many National and International publications, campaigns and Government strategies. Kerrie is motivated in supporting all industry stakeholders from Regulators to Apprentices.
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    Andy Page
    Managing Director, Chartwell Marine
    A Chartered Engineer, Andy Page is Managing Director of Chartwell Marine, a Naval Architectural consultancy business which supports boat builders and vessel operators worldwide. In addition to this, Andy Page is the Chairman of the Workboat Association Technical Working Group, responsible for leading the way in industry decarbonisation.
    For several years, Andy worked for a large high-speed vessel boat builder and repairer as head naval architect and general manager. The design organisation supported both their UK South Coast & East Coast Facilities as well as providing design services to the wider market. Andy headed up the design team, which at its peak had multiple naval architects and marine engineers working worldwide. The team were responsible for designing several craft ranging from small commercial ribs to large high-speed offshore catamarans. Their work took them across the world, with projects in Australia, Brazil, Taiwan and most significantly the USA.

    Following these exciting years Andy formed Chartwell Marine Ltd, to operate independently. This enabled more opportunities including working with a larger number of shipyards and vessel owners and to be able to work on behalf of UK certifying authorities for the purposes of ship surveying and design assessment.

    Chartwell Marine are an award winning pioneer in next generation vessel design and are responsible for a number of innovative and market leading projects.
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    Joe Browse
    Head of Sales, CWind