Nautical Institute is delighted to announce that Captain Andre LeGoubin MNM MA
FNI has been elected as the Institute’s new president.
He takes over the presidency from Jillian
Carson-Jackson who has been at the helm for the past two years.
The election took place during the
NI’s 2022 AGM, which
marked the occasion of the Institute’s 50th Anniversary and was held at the
University of Plymouth on the 7th July.
those 50 years The Nautical Institute, a non-governmental organisation with
consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation, has represented
the best of what the shipping industry has to offer, promoting professionalism,
best practice and safety throughout the maritime industry and representing the
interests of its members.
The presidential inauguration was the
culmination of the AGM which formed part of the two-day conference themed
‘Maritime Leadership in a Changing World’. This was followed by a celebration
dinner attended by members and leaders from the world of shipping who have
supported the NI over the years. The Institute’s global branches have also been
holding individual celebratory events to mark the Golden Anniversary.
Developing and supporting younger
career professionals , the Anniversary theme
Nautical Institute’s Golden Anniversary theme can only be achieved by
developing and supporting younger career professionals today so that they will
have the necessary skills to become the leaders of tomorrow – a cause very
close to CaptLeGoubin’s heart. “We must give cadets opportunities to sail and
learn their trade, if you want the best people to be operating your vessels, I
recommend you train them yourselves to guarantee success.”
NI President Carson-Jackson has her own hopes for the future of shipping, “When
I started in maritime in 1983 about 2% of seafarers werefemale. Here we are
nearly forty years later in 2022 and still we are at 2%. The maritime industry
is very good at putting in place KPIs to drive change for operational and
safety matters, but we don’t have measures of success for diversity and inclusion.
As I take on the role of immediate past
president I would like to continue to work to move from 2% to 20%, and beyond.”