Subsea solutions provider Hallin Marine has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Phillip Chamberlain to head up its marine division. As the division's Marine Manager, Phillip will be responsible for Hallin's growing fleet of subsea operations vessels and be actively involved in developing the company's marine strategy.
With 25 years of operations and project management experience in the marine industry, including a period as the Royal New Zealand Navy's director of marine engineering, Phillip is ideally qualified to drive Hallin's fleet ambitions.
Recently he has been responsible for business development for the commercial specialist ship provision business of P&O Maritime Services, which owns and operates vessels in the offshore, cargo, defence and port services areas.
Previously Phillip was involved in ship construction and design for Australasian ship builder Tenix Marine (now BAE Systems Australia), working closely with Lloyds Register to ensure compliance for three classes of vessels.
Phillip, 44, obtained his Masters degree in business administration from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, and the former water polo player is a qualified surf life-saver.
John Giddens, Hallin's CEO, said:
"Phillip's experience in the marine industry is both extensive and varied, encompassing both inward and outward facing roles.
"He will bring to Hallin's recently created marine division excellent leadership and experience and the appointment of a person of his caliber and expertise reflects the increasingly importance of the division within the Group.
"As well as ensuring we maximize our existing fleet, Phillip will oversee the design and construction of our new build vessels and will play an integral part in developing our future marine strategy."