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Cdr Philip Parvin

Cdr Philip Parvin

What does it take to be a professional maritime professional?” asks speaker at the IMarEST  Godron Hodge memorial lecture.

What does it take to be a maritime professional?’ Cdr Philip Parvin RN, Principal Inspector Operational Reactors at Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator, and, until recently, Nuclear Propulsion Operating Standards Regulator (NPOS). will ask when he delivers the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Gordon Hodge Memorial Lecture on Thursday 27 March at One Great George Street.

This lecture series, inaugurated in 2010 in memory of Gordon Hodge, is aimed at discussing and focussing attention on how to attract young people to a career in engineering in general and marine engineering in particular.

Looking forward to the lecture, IMarEST’s Chief Executive, David Loosley says: “It is fair to say that Philip demonstrates professionalism in high stress environments, on and under the sea, on land and in the management environment. He aims to take the audience on an interactive journey through some of his thoughts on what it means to be a maritime professional; audience participation is encouraged actively and there will be plenty of opportunities for personal reflection.”

Refreshments will be served from 18:00 until the Lecture begins at 18:30, and there will be a post-Lecture reception from19:15. Attendance at the lecture is free of charge, and open to all including delegates attending the 3rd IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Conference, also being held that day at One Great George Street, but registration is essential. Please email your full contact details to events@imarest.org.

About Cdr Philip Parvin RN
Commander Philip Parvin grew up barely a mile from the sea and from then has rarely been away from it.

He has spent nearly 30 years in the Royal Navy, visiting much of the globe, 23 of those years have seen him involved directly in nuclear propulsion, but he has also has seen three years’ service with the Royal Marines. Having read for an MBA in his spare time, in 2002 he served as business planner and was responsible for developing the corporate plan for the merge / formation of Navy Command, activities totalling £4Bn annually.

Cdr Parvin was named as International MBA Alumnus of that year by the Association of MBAs and Student of the Year by the Open University Business School. He was promoted in May 2010 and took up the role of Nuclear Propulsion Operating Standards Regulator (NPOS) that September.  He was responsible to the First Sea Lord for the provision of safe nuclear operators into the UK programme.  He joined the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator in July 2013; relishing his new role, nevertheless his time as NPOS was inspiring, and it is what he learnt in that role that he is keen to share at the Gordon Hodge memorial Lecture.

He is a Master of Science, a Fellow of Council of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST), a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI); he is a Chartered Engineer and was the first Chartered Manager in the RN and is an active supporter of Continuing Professional Development.  As an example he is in his second year of a French language degree.

For more information about the Gordon Hodge Lecture and how to register, viewers can visit: www.imarest.org/gordonhodge or contact the events team: events@imarest.org.

About the IMarEST
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is the leading international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals. The IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of 15, 000 based in over 100 countries.

Working with the global marine community, the IMarEST promotes the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide.

The IMarEST is a respected authority in every maritime country. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), observer status at the International Oceanographic Commission, and it has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international intergovernmental meetings where its specialized marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine mining. It is a nominated and licensed body of the Engineering Council (UK), a member of the Science Council and has significant links with many other maritime organisations worldwide.

IMarEST also runs a series of industry leading events and conferences as well as publishing internationally recognised titles: Marine Engineers Review (MER); Shipping World and Shipbuilder; Maritime IT and Electronics; Marine Scientist; and Offshore Technology.

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