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    Sean McCormack

    General Manager Director

    Sean McCormack's career in shipping began as a Cadet, before climbing
    the Merchant Navy ranks to Chief Engineer. Having previously made the switch to onshore ship management with an oil company, Sean joined Northern Marine in 2011 as Superintendent. Progressing within the Company, Sean has held various positions including Fleet Manager and General Manager, before being appointed General Manager Director in 2017. 

    Douglas Cowden

    Director of Ship Management, Northern Marine Management Ltd

    Douglas Cowden comes from a marine engineering background sailing as
    Chief Engineer in Northern Marine Management's VLCC fleet. Douglas first sailed with NMM on Stena vessels in 1983 until moving ashore in 1999, taking up position as Vessel Superintendent. Douglas has progressed through Northern Marine Management Ltd holding a number of vessel management positions including Fleet Manager, Technical Manager and General Manager. In 2016 Douglas was appointed Director of Ship Management.


    Alastair Danabie

    Director of Ship Management, Northern Marine Ferries Ltd

    After completing a cadetship with Denholm Ship Management Alastair Danabie joined Northern Marine as Third Officer in 1984 sailing on various tankers, dive-support vessels, RoRos and ferries up to the rank of Chief Officer latterly in the Irish Sea. As Master Mariner he transferred ashore as Marine Superintendent in 1993 dealing with vessel operations, safety and HSEQ then progressed to Fleet Manager and Operations Manager with Designated Person responsibility. In 2012 Alastair was seconded to Stena Line in Gothenburg as Senior Projects Manager and upon return to Northern Marine in 2014 took up the position of General Manager for Northern Marine Ferries. In 2015 Alastair was appointed Director of Ship Management.

    Kenneth McConnell

    Marine Compliance Director, Northern Marine Ltd

    Kenneth McConnell joined Northern Marine in 1995 with 21 years sea-going experience on many different vessel types, including three years command experience with Texaco on oil tankers. Before being appointed as Director, Kenneth held various positions including Superintendent, Ship Manager, Operations Manager, Global Manning Manager for Chevron Fleet and President of NMM USA LLC.

    Murdoch MacDonald

    Commercial Director

    Murdoch MacDonald served as Cadet and Deck Officer with Denholm Ship Management prior to spending three years ashore in the Operations Group. He joined NMM in 1983 and served in a number of positions in the Operations Department, including Ship Manager. In 1999 he was appointed Commercial Manager in response to the Company's expanding activities and became Commercial Director in 2008.