Northern Marine Ltd
Highly tailored ship and offshore asset management
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, General Manager, General Manager Director and Ship Management Director in 2019.
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 senior management positions. In 2019 he was appointed Fleet Director, Oil & Chemical.
Douglas Rowat began his career at sea with Denholms, before moving to Maersk where he sailed on a variety of LPG and Container vessels, progressing to the position of Chief Engineer. Douglas’s considerable marine engineering experience was utilised when he came ashore in 2006 as Technical Superintendent with Maersk. Joining Northern Marine in 2008, Douglas has held a variety of senior management positions within operations, with a focus on Gas Carrier management. He assumed leadership of Northern Marine’s Gas fleet when he was appointed Fleet Director – Gas in 2019.
Mike Inglis completed a BP cadetship prior to joining Northern Marine and his first offshore vessel with Stena Offshore in 1989 as 2nd Officer. Serving on various offshore asset types he completed his offshore career in 2008, having served as Master for the previous 12 years. In 2008 he transferred to onshore management with Technip UK Ltd, initially as Ship Manager, rising through the management structure to Asset Delivery Director in 2012. In 2016 Mike then returned home to the Northern Marine Group, and is currently General Manager - Offshore, Passenger & Freight. Externally Mike is a member of the Chamber of Shipping Offshore Panel, and in 2017 was elected to the Council of the Nautical Institute.
Dhananjay Swadi is a Master Mariner who during 14 years at sea served in various deck officer ranks up to Chief Officer on LPG, container and OBO vessels. On coming ashore he completed a Master’s degree in Marine Policy from Cardiff Business School and joined Glasgow College of Nautical Studies in 2003 as lecturer in nautical studies and short courses. He was promoted to senior lecturer and MCA exams officer for GCNS in 2005. In 2006 he joined Northern Marine as Recruitment and Training Manager, was appointed Global Manning Manager for an oil major client in 2008 and became Personnel Director in September 2011. Dhananjay oversees Northern Marine's Crewing Services division, Northern Marine Manning Services.
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.