A Regulator's View
Grant joined AMSA in 2015 as the Principal Advisor Navigation after 17 years’ service in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). Grant is a warfare officer by trade, and has specialised in Navigation throughout his career. His last appointment with the RNZN was as the Head of the Navigation School and Bridge Simulation facility.
As the Principal Advisor Navigation, Grant contributes to work related to navigation systems, aids to navigation, technology and standards at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA).
Grant leads AMSA’s policy development for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS). He heads up a small team in AMSA that looks at the future technologies, systems and infrastructure that will support technology enabled ships and higher levels of automation in the future. Grant represents Australia’s interests at the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee Working Group on MASS, and leads the policy development for regulating vessels capable of remote and autonomous operation within Australia’s domestic industry.
Grant holds a Watchkeeper Deck (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Navigation from Plymouth University, UK. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Nautical Institute.