A new Chairman has been appointed to the Global Marina Institute (GMI) at the annual meeting of GMI held during METS in Amsterdam. GMI is responsible for the oversight of marina education, training and certification of marina personnel administered globally through the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and British Marine (BM).
For the past three years John Hogan CMP from Australia has held the position of independent GMI Chairman. At the meeting held 18 November the position of Chairman was formally transferred to Tony Browne CMM from Montenegro.
Under the leadership of John Hogan much has been achieved including re-establishing cooperation with Association of Marina Associations (AMI) in the USA, a review and upgrade of GMI course content and cementing the Certified Marina Professional (CMP) as a recognised and valued certification. John Hogan said “GMI has an important role to build our industry professionalism and it has been very rewarding three years.”
Tony Browne has been the most recent Chairman of the BM CMM/CMP group and has 10 years senior marina industry experience. He is the Marina Director at the 5 Gold Anchor Platinum, Porto Montenegro Marina. Tony gave thanks to the work of John Hogan and said he looked forward to increasing the awareness and perceived value of GMI courses and the CMM and CMP certifications.
The next GMI course will be held this December in Dubai. The Advanced Marina Management course has 10 enrolments with participants coming from five different countries.
Further information: Colin Bransgrove, Executive Officer MIA firstname.lastname@example.org or Blue Davies Head of Training, British Marine email@example.com
The Global Marina Institute Ltd (GMI) was formed in 2011 as a partnership between British Marine and Marina Industries Association. It delivers global marina training and certification with the aim of maintaining and increasing standards in marinas across the world. GMI is working to maintain existing certifications and to develop new certification pathways and training courses to meet the needs of both existing marinas and marinas developing around the World.
For further details of the partners:
· British Marine www.britishmarine.co.uk
· Marina Industries Association www.marinas.net.au