There are a number of teams including; Engineering (based in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands), Logistics, Business Development and Administration.
Richard Webb – Chief Executive Officer
A former professional yachtsman, Richard has some 60,000 miles of ocean sailing and racing experience.
Returning back to UK shores, Richard started MarineGuard Systems back in 1998 with a vision of driving the marine security sector in a new direction. Known in the industry for his fastidious eye for detail, he is constantly pushing for innovative marine security solutions for all MarineGuard's clients.
Paul Smith – Chief Operating Officer
Paul has been with MarineGuard since 2012 and has overall responsibility for project delivery. Working directly with the shipyards ensuring the security systems are integrated professionally and within the build timeframes. He is also responsible for the operational planning and deployment of MarineGuard personnel worldwide.
Before joining the company Paul served with the British Army for 24 years where he was deployed worldwide in a variety of roles and operations as well as an instructor at the world-renowned Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Paul experienced active service on various tours of Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq.
Adrian Wheal – Chief Technical Officer
Adrian joined MarineGuard in August 2018 from a role with Rolls-Royce Submarines. Prior to that he served as a Marine Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy, during his Naval career he spent several years underwater running Marine Engineering Departments with responsibility for all systems and equipment allowing the submarine to float/dive, move and fight this included the Nuclear Power Plant and all associated systems and equipment.
Adrian has worked with the Royal Marines in an operational and technology development role which also facilitated military parachuting. However the majority of his career to date has been spent in the Marine Engineering environment, refitting, refuelling and recommissioning old submarines, building new submarines, running the Royal Navy Marine Engineering School as well as Commanding a Defence Engineering Undergraduate Unit at the University of Southampton.
Adrian is an experienced Offshore Yachtmaster who skippered, trained and developed winning teams whilst running the Royal Navy Offshore Racing team for over 15 years. He has competed in most of the key blue water offshore races around the world, he continues to look for opportunities to get out on the water whenever possible.
Mark Goodwin – Client Relationship Manager
Mark joined MarineGuard in 2014 and is responsible for all business process development and management.
In the industry for nearly 20 years, Mark spent 15 years working on board yachts. He also worked in New Zealand on a number of new builds before relocating to the UK to work on a number of high profile projects.
Innes Miller – Technical Manager
Innes has an established career in engineering and has been with MarineGuard since 2011.
He is responsible for delivering MarineGuard’s high-quality systems to meet the client’s exacting requirements, fusing together electric, electronic and IT systems ensuring the designs become a reality. Innes has previous experience in the Military, Oil and Gas sectors as well as 10 years in the Banking sector.
Kent Johnson – Senior Project Coordinator
Kent is an Electrical/Mechanical Engineer and has been with MarineGuard since 2005. He has a key engineering role in the projects team, involved in projects from inception to sign-off.
Kent has an established engineering background working in the fields of electrical/mechanical repairs and installations, as well as national and international equipment relocation.
Helen Hilditch – Project Coordinator
Helen joined the company in 2016 and is responsible for interfacing directly with the shipyards and owner’s representatives for all aspects of project requirements including logistics, integration and liaison with all required stakeholders to deliver the relevant phases of a project lifecycle.
In the yachting industry for over 20 years, Helen has held a number of project co-coordinator roles, from independent yacht tech companies through to 8 years at Burgess. Since 2010 she has undertaken the position within owner’s representative teams on a number of globally recognized 100m+ new construction projects.
Helen has competed in a number of Fastnet Races and continues to race in a number of classes.