Isle of Man Maritime Limited (‘Isle of Man Maritime’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Clarke as its new General Manager.
Working closely with the Executive Committee, Lee will play a key role in promoting the Island’s maritime sector both on and off-island and in developing Isle of Man Maritime’s existing relationships as well as new ones.
With a career in the maritime industry spanning 17 years, including roles both onboard and onshore, Lee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.
Prior to joining Isle of Man Maritime, Lee worked in several ‘at sea’ roles for Bibby Ship Management before becoming their Cadet Training Manager. In 2016 he joined V.Group as their Head of Global Cadet Officer Training. In 2020, he joined the award-winning maritime tech business, Tapiit Group, as their Content and Delivery Manager.
A vocal campaigner for change in seafarer training mentoring, Lee has spoken at various industry events including leading shipping symposiums and Honourable Company of Master Mariners mentoring seminars and crew seminars. He has also been involved in various boards including the Merchant Navy Training Board and the King George’s Fund for Seafarers.
In addition to his role with Isle of Man Maritime, Lee is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, Trustee and Hon. Secretary for King George’s Fund for Sailors, Trustee and Ex Commanding Officer of the Sea Cadets.
Lesley-Anne Walker, Director of Isle of Man Maritime, said:
“Lee has a true passion for everything maritime. This, combined with his drive and ambition to make a significant difference to the Island’s maritime sector, makes him a great right fit for the General Manager role – we have no doubt that he will prove to be an invaluable member of the Isle of Man Maritime team.”
Commenting on his appointment, Lee said:
“I am excited to be joining Isle of Man Maritime and to working with them to build on their reputation as a maritime centre of excellence and to continue their success as a growing maritime cluster.
With so much planned over the next 12 months, I am looking forward to getting involved and playing a part in them meeting their key objectives.”
Formed in 2018, Isle of Man Maritime is a not-for-profit organisation set up to develop, support and promote the Isle of Man’s growing maritime sector.
For more information about Isle of Man Maritime or becoming a member, visit www.maritime.im.