Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme
Ryan heads up the South East region for the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea. In his role he is responsible for the fundraising, operations, education, engineering and support teams across the South East from Swanage to Dorset, including the 31 lifeboat stations and 42 lifeguarded beaches. Prior to this role Ryan was a Harbourmaster on the tidal Thames looking after navigational safety and events across the River Thames from the estuary to Teddington.
Ryan left the Royal Navy to start life afresh in London and was lucky enough to launch the first virtual showroom for Audi UK in Mayfair, London before moving to City Cruises as head of operations. At City Cruises Ryan oversaw the successful growth and launch of the new vessel Millennium Diamond as well as starting operations in Poole, Dorset.
His career in the port industry took shape when Ryan joined the PLA as Deputy Harbourmaster Upper in 2013, where he was responsible for large events in central London including the annual Universities Boatrace, New Year’s Eve Fireworks and the Hollywood spectacular Spectre.
After starting a family, Ryan re-located to the south coast where he became Pilotage Manager and Deputy Harbourmaster at Southampton, it was here that he managed a team of 70 marine pilots and pilot launch crews and over saw the introduction of a new pilot station in Gosport and a new pilot training scheme including simulation and utilisation of technology to improve the pilotage experience.
Ryan now lives in Godalming, Surrey with his wife and children after re-locating back from the South coast. When at home he enjoys running along the river Wey and cycling.