Director Operations, Cammell Laird
Linton Roberts was born in Bangor, Gwynedd and was educated at Ysgol Friars before studying Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering at the Department of Marine Technology of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Following his graduation in 1994, Linton joined Cammell Laird in Birkenhead as a Naval Architect and has since worked in various technical, production, project and senior management roles, including Managing Director of the company between 2008 and 2018.
Linton’s current role of Director of Operations has the responsibility for all project, production and infrastructure activities. The development and retention of a highly skilled workforce is a key part of this role. Cammell Laird currently has a direct workforce of almost 800 which includes a number of trainees who are going through the company’s award-winning apprentice scheme. On average 20-25 new trade apprentices are recruited each year and the company also boasts a long-standing Graduate Engineer Scheme.
As well as his role at Cammell Laird, Linton is member of the Lloyds Register Technical Committee and also sits on the Board of a community hydroelectric scheme, Ynni Anafon Energy Cyf. Linton lives in North Wales with his wife Philippa and their three daughters. His interests include sailing and mountain walking.