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Episode 186 SubSea Craft | Advanced Maritime Technology

Hear from the Chief Commercial Officer of SubSea Craft, Tim Chicken.

Tim spent over 30 years in the Royal Marines, leaving in 2013 as a Major General. During his career in uniform, he led marines on operations in Northern Ireland, The Falkland Islands, West Africa, The Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq as well as on peacekeeping duties under a UN mandate and was recognised twice for his leadership, being made an MBE in 1995 and OBE in 2003. He also fulfilled appointments in policy and operational requirements within the joint community, and served overseas in both The Netherlands and in the British Embassy, Washington DC.

After that, he spent over 5 years in the John Lewis Partnership, characterised by leading significant change in a highly volatile and very fast-moving sector in roles spanning from front-line retail, through eCommerce to the distribution network. As well as this, Tim has extensive experience in successfully leading teams to deliver against challenging requirements.

 

Ian & Tim discuss;

  • Spending 30 years in the forces to going into business
  • Challenges faced from the change of the Marines to regular work
  • The Victa craft
  • New technology behind the project
  • Working with people globally & understanding their cultures
  • The success of their marketing
  • Preparing for the build of the Victa
  • How the Victa is different to similar technology
  • Launching an innovative product

 

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