Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars - North Technology

Dryad Maritime Intelligence appoints new Commercial Director

by Dryad Maritime on 24 Dec 2012
David Hunkin OBE, Commercial Director, Dryad Maritime Intelligence .. ©
Dryad Maritime Intelligence has announced the appointment of David Hunkin OBE as their new Commercial Director who will be based at their Operations Centre in Portsmouth.

In this new role, David will lead Dryad’s commercial business development with some exciting plans for international expansion in 2013. Supported by Dryad’s Executive Board, his remit will be to ensure that Dryad clients remain fully informed and prepared for current and future security challenges.

The appointment of Dryad’s first Commercial Director marks the next phase of the maritime intelligence agency’s expansion which is poised to secure new global clients in 2013. Reporting to Dryad’s Managing Director Graeme Gibbon Brooks, this appointment represents Dryad’s continuing development and commitment to providing the best maritime intelligence available.

David brings a wealth of experience to the Dryad team largely from his 25 years in the Royal Navy. Most recently however, he was an Executive Director with JP Morgan where he led its Network Project Management Office and Crisis Response Organisation.

A Principal Warfare Officer, Mine Clearance Diver and Commando, his mix of skills led to an unorthodox Naval career across the Middle East, Africa and the Caucuses. At sea, he has Commanded his own ship and in 2008 was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for leading a Task Force of 22 vessels clearing the final Mine Danger Areas of the Northern Arabian Gulf.

David has first-hand experience of the security challenges facing businesses in uncertain environments and in 2011 was a Security & Evacuation Advisor to British Embassies in the Middle East during the Arab Uprising.

Commenting on the appointment Graeme Gibbon Brooks, Dryad’s Managing Director said:

‘Since Dryad was established in 2007, we have continued to grow globally and develop a second to none reputation for the delivery of accurate and informed maritime intelligence. I believe it is now timely and appropriate to appoint a fully dedicated Commercial Director to take Dryad into 2013 and beyond.’

‘David is an excellent leader, with a proven track record for delivering strategic success. His time served in the Royal Navy demonstrated his flair for operational effectiveness, skills which he has effortlessly transferred to the commercial sector. His experience will be invaluable in delivering and developing our services worldwide’.

More at www.dryadmaritime.com
Barz Optics - Melanin LensesBakewell-White Yacht DesignNaiad

Related Articles

World's First photochromic bi-focal sailing glasses by BZ Optics
BZ Optics, an Australian start-up company have just developed unique sunglass which is specifically designed for sailors BZ Optics- an Australian start-up company have just developed a unique sunglass which is specifically designed for sailors who require glasses to read their watch, computer, digital screens or charts while sailing in no or low light conditions.
Posted on 28 Sep
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image exhibition at the World Sailing conference
The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award keeps growing and improving its structures. World Sailing’s annual conference reassembles World Sailing member national authorities, Committees, Sub-committees, Commissions, Class Associations, sailors, event organizers, boat manufacturers and observers. Up to 700 delegates are expected in Barcelona this year.
Posted on 26 Sep
Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race winner up for WS Board
Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing in November. The five times Olympic medalist, Volvo Ocean Race winner and several times America's Cup competitor will bring a much needed sailing edge to the Board of World Sailing if he can navigate the politics of the controlling body of the sport.
Posted on 25 Sep
Southern Spars en route to Monaco – Stand QSE2
It’s been another big year for the NZ based company, there's lots of exciting things to talk about the Monaco Yacht Show It’s been another big year for the New Zealand based company, giving us lots of exciting things to talk about at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show like our two big projects Adix and Aquijo. Adix, the three-masted 65-metre Dykstra schooner, has been transformed by a rig refit by Southern Spars and Future Fibres.
Posted on 22 Sep
Tony Parker - Basketball player and ambassador of the Bridge
Tony Parker, basketball player with an exemplary sporting career, took advantage of visiting France to launch 100 Club This important meeting took place last Saturday morning on 17th September in Nantes, between Tony Parker, godfather to the Bridge, and the companies which support this Franco American initiative, which will celebrate 100 years of fraternal exchanges between two countries. Tony Parker, the basketball player with an exemplary sporting career, took advantage of visiting France to launch the 100 Club
Posted on 22 Sep
Terry Kohler, driving force of North Technology dies at 82
Terry Kohler who purchased North Sails was the driving force behind the North Technology Group, has died aged 82 Terry Kohler who purchased North Sails from Lowell North over 30 years ago and was the driving force behind the North Technology Group, has died aged 82. With the combined company of North sails and Southern Spars, Kohler created the 'Engine above the Deck' concept which married the technology used to build the sails and spars to be designed and work as an integral unit.
Posted on 21 Sep
The Newport International Boat Show is opening next week!
Newport Exhibition Group has secured a record number of exhibitors, and organized more educational activities Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today that it has secured a record number of exhibitors, and organized more educational activities and attractions for showgoers than ever before.
Posted on 9 Sep
Brookes and Gatehouse Videos with Knut Frostad
Navico, the parent company for Brookes and Gatehouse (B&G), Simrad and Lowrance have prepared some terrific videos Navico, the parent company for Brookes and Gatehouse (B&G), Simrad and Lowrance have prepared some terrific videos with Knut Frostad, the legendary Volvo Ocean Race sailor and former CEO. See him talk about sailing in general, the B&G product choices and placement he made for his own boat, and then why he loves his Outremer 5X.
Posted on 8 Sep
Bavaria C57 – Something big is coming
Bavaria Yachts presents a new revolutionary sailing yacht, in the form of the new Bavaria C57, at the Yachting Festival Bavaria Yachts presents a new revolutionary sailing yacht, in the form of the new Bavaria C57, at the Yachting Festival in Cannes. The innovative design, the smart layout, the high-quality equipment and build quality, and the impressive performance set new standards - and not only for Bavaria Yachts. …..Something big is coming.
Posted on 8 Sep
Zhik sailors win 17 sailing medals at 2016 Olympic Regatta
The 2016 Olympic games are over and what a Games they have been - Zhik sailors dominated Zhik sailors won almost 60% of the medals contested at Rio de Janeiro. It was a regatta which tested sailors and gear - with one day being the most severe conditions ever experienced at an Olympic regatta. For the Zhik team riders on the waters of Rio, four years and more of hard work and dedication have paid off for many.
Posted on 29 Aug