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Senior Management

Colin McMurray - Managing Director
Colin McMurray
Managing Director
2004

Colin’s career began with BP Shipping Ltd where he started as a Deck Cadet before rising through the ranks to become 2nd Officer. After working as Chief Officer and Fleet Training Officer with Seacat Fast Ferries for around 5 years Colin joined Clyde Marine Training in 2004 subsequently becoming General Manager before moving to Managing Director in 2008.

As well as being a Fellow of IMarEST and a past President of the Scottish Shipping Benevolent Association, Colin sits on the Board of Trustees for the Sailor Society and Glasgow Humane Society. As a leading industry figure Colin is also a member of the MNTB Main Board, City of Glasgow College Board of Management, and the Industry Leadership Group for Aerospace, Defence and Marine.

Katy Womersley - Operations Manager
Katy Womersley
Operations Manager
2005

Katy began her career in the maritime industry as a Trainee Deck Officer, gaining sea time with Boston Putfords. Katy then spent her seagoing career with Gardline Surveys Ltd as a 2nd Officer before joining CMT as Training Facilitator. She then moved into the position of Training Supervisor before becoming Training Manager in 2011 with overall responsibility for the recruitment and progress of our Trainees as well as overseeing the Training team.

More recently Katy has moved into the role of Operations Manager and is responsible for the day to day operations of Clyde Marine Training, deputising for the Managing Director, and also sits on the MNTB Technical Committee.

Training Team

Chris Blair
Christopher Blair
Assistant Training Manager
2008

Christopher is a CMT success story, having completed his Engineer Officer training though the company before deciding to continue his shore-based career with us too! He achieved a HND in Marine Engineering and his OOW Certificate of Competency through GCNS and worked on a variety of vessels before coming to CMT in 2008. Christopher is the company Training Record Book Supervisor and is also responsible for all Trainees at Shetland School of Nautical Studies.

Christopher Reynolds
Christopher Reynolds
Senior Training Officer
2012

Christopher joined CMT early in 2012 after coming from a background in Training, Development and Employability. He is currently our Partnership Development Manager, having previously worked as Senior Training Officer with a particular focus on Trainees placed at City of Glasgow College.

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Wayne Shettle
Senior Training Officer
2006

Wayne is based in our Southampton Office and has responsibility for all Trainees at Warsash Maritime Academy. Wayne joined CMT after completing 14 years at sea with Cunard, P&O Ferries and Red Funnel respectively as well as working within maritime operations for a further 5 years. Wayne also attends school and career events in the south of England in order to promote careers in the Merchant Navy.

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Ruth Scott
Training Officer
2012

Since completing her cadetship with Maersk in 2010, gaining her OOW COC qualification in addition to her Foundation Degree in Marine Operations, Ruth worked at Anglo Eastern as Fleet Operations Officer, covering vessel position monitoring, passage and cargo plans, certificate applications and D&A testing amongst other things and this experience proves invaluable to cadets in Ruth’s charge.

Nicola Arnott
Nicola Arnott
Senior Training Officer
2013

Nicola is a Senior Training Officer involved in the recruitment of our new trainees. She previously worked in retail and was studying Primary Education, gaining a BA degree. The skills she has gained through this have proved extremely useful in her current role with CMT. Nicola has enjoyed her time with CMT so far, taking part in careers events and interviewing trainee candidates.

Aidan Murphy
Aidan Murphy
Support Training Officer
2015

It is Aidan's job to Mentor Trainee Merchant Navy Officers during their college and sea phases, as well as helping to run Clyde Marine Consultants, sourcing and headhunting suitable candidates for shore based positions around the nation. Aidan utilise's various methods of social media to promote CMT, posting daily updates, photo's events etc, promoting the merchant navy and CMT throughout schools and the industry.

Administration Team

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Christine Cultrera
Administration Manager
1988

Since joining in 1988, Christine has seen the company grow from just 6 members of staff to the current diverse team you see today. Prior to CMT Christine worked in the financial sector, completing her business qualifications and more recently completing studies in management. Christine has responsibility for all administrative areas, documentation and the Administration team.

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Fiona Brown
Assistant Administration Officer
2013

Fiona deals with all pre-start Trainees and their documentation requirements prior to commencing their course. Having just left school she is now in full time employment bringing youthful exuberance to the team. Fiona is enjoying the role and new challenges this is bringing.

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Cheryl Woods
Senior Administration Officer
2000

Cheryl has worked her way through the ranks to the role of Senior Administration Officer, with a vast array of experience in a variety of positions within the company. Cheryl’s role as Senior Administration Officer involves all aspects of Trainee payroll and ensuring that all Trainees have the necessary documentation before going to sea.

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Dawn Weir
Senior Administration Officer
1995

Dawn works in the administration team as Senior Administration Officer. Prior to CMT, Dawn completed a NC in Administration and worked within Harrisons (Clyde) for 8 years. In her current role Dawn deals with the vast array of documentation for Trainees prior to going to sea as well as the medical requirements of Trainees.

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Jean Wright
Administration Officer
2007

Jean deals with all Trainees and their documentation requirements prior to commencing their course. Before coming to the company Jean worked in an administrative role and prior to this she had her own bar in Spain.

Danielle Campbell
Danielle Campbell
Administration Officer
2008

Danielle joined CMT in 2008 in an administration role, and deals with all pre-start Trainees and their documentation requirements prior to commencing their course.

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Laura Gardiner
Administration Officer
2007

Laura joined CMT after completing her Highers at school. As one of our Administration Officers she is responsible for arranging documentation for Trainees for the seagoing part of their training, including travel and arrangements before joining ships.

Carly Bradley
Carly Bradley
Administration Officer
2012

Carly deals with pre-college administration and enquiries. She previously worked for The Clyde Group through Topstaff Employment and at external events. Prior to this Carly studied both Beauty Therapy and Travel & Tourism to HNC level. Carly has really enjoyed her time at CMT so far, having taken part in events promoting the Merchant Navy and accompanying Trainees to obtain their US Visas in London.

Business Development Team

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William Flood
Senior Safety Engineer and Training Instructor
2011

William spent 10 years at sea with the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer and more recently gained 10 years’ experience within the fire protection industry. William joined the company as our Senior Safety Engineer, as well as Training Instructor for a wide variety of short courses, and enjoys passing on his knowledge and experience to clients and Trainees alike.

Jemma Paterson
Jemma Paterson
Safety Engineer
2014

Jemma previously worked for Ingliston Country Club in Bishipton for over three before joining the CMT Administration team, and enjoys the variety which her role offers.

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Andrew Taggart
Clerical Officer and Training Instructor
2007

Andrew was an Engineer Trainee with CMT and Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd before coming to work for us in a varied role, dealing with Clyde Uniforms, software and administrative support, as well as carrying out STCW training courses.

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