Robert Merrylees

Policy Manager and Analyst (Safety and Nautical)

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Robert leads on Technical Safety & Nautical matters at the Chamber, manages the British Tugowners Association (BTA) and British Rig Owners Association (BROA) and runs the Chamber’s economic & statistical unit.

With a broad remit, Robert strives for navigational and nautical safety across the build out of offshore renewables, represents owners interests domestically and internationally via IMO on ship cargo, ship & construction standards, and is actively involved in the development of new funded training pathways for the small vessel sector. 

Robert provides secretariat services to the following groups at the Chamber:

  • British Tugowners Association (Harbour Towage Panel, Technical Committee & Executive)
  • British Rig Owners Association (Technical Committee, Executive)
  • Safety & Environment Committee
  • Lithium Ion Battery Working Group
  • Dangerous Goods Working Group

Robert is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), holds a joint honours in Economics and Geography from Trinity College, Dublin, and worked with the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) prior to joining the UK Chamber.

Tel: 020 7417 2843 / 07425 863719