This week’s Island Influencer is Dick Welsh the Director of DW Maritime Limited – providing consultancy and registration services for one of the world’s leading maritime centres – the Isle of Man.
Dick talks to Sharon about his lifelong career in Maritime. From a merchant navy cadetship to a serving engineer officer, he came ashore to study Mechanical Engineering and become a Marine Surveyor, where he worked in Liverpool, Denmark, and China before returning home to the Isle of Man to work for the Island’s growing Ship Registry.
After 25 years of developing the register to become one of the world’s most advanced and influential registers, he retired in 2019 and established DW Maritime Limited as a consultancy.
It draws on Dick’s experience and skills to provide services to the maritime industry on Flag State matters, maritime regulation and registration services; to assist the Isle of Man’s maritime cluster and provide support services to the valued clients of the Isle of Man Ship Registry.
Dick is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Directors. In the Queen’s New Year’s Honours in 2020, he was awarded an MBE for services to maritime.
Here’s this week’s conversation with Dick Welsh in episode 69 of Island Influencers!