Colin is currently the Group Managing Director for Stream Marine Training based in Glasgow, Scotland.
His career began with BP Shipping in 1994 where he started as a Deck Cadet at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. After qualifying and continuing deep sea for a number of years, Colin joined Sea Containers working on their Seacat Fast Ferries as Chief Officer and Fleet Training Officer. After moving ashore and joining Clyde Marine Training in 2004, he subsequently became Managing Director in 2008 after a successful MBO.
The company rapidly expanded to include a number of new business areas and was acquired by Northern Marine Group, part of Stena AB in 2016. Colin remained as a director of the Clyde Group and continued to expand the various strands of the business, including starting and developing Clyde Training Solutions before leaving the Group in 2020.
As well as being a Fellow of IMarEST and a past President of the Scottish Shipping Benevolent Association, Colin spent 5 years on the Board of Trustees for the Sailor Society and 9 years on the board of City of Glasgow College, seeing the latter through the merger and new £224m campus build. In 2019 he was elected as a Younger Brother of the Corporation of Trinity House.
Colin is a member of the Merchant Navy Training Board, Chair of the International Association of Maritime Institutions and a founding director of the Scottish Maritime Cluster. He has always been and remains passionate about maritime education and careers.