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Mike Powell FNI
Founder at Cardinal Point Marine Ltd


With more than 30 years in shipping Mike has served as Master, qualified as a solicitor, and held a variety of senior roles in technical, legal, assurance and commercial disciplines. He has a track record of delivering improvements within diverse multiple stakeholder environments and executes projects based upon a thorough grasp of the organisation, process and systems involved and applying formal management of change techniques. Whilst recognising the value of tradition and convention, Mike often challenges their application and proposes alternative and innovative approaches.

Mike’s previous roles have included; Global Head of Operations for Maersk Tankers, Global Head of Tanker Operations for Glencore’s ST Shipping & Transport, Global Head of Voyage Operation and Manager of Audit & Inspection for BP Shipping, Director (Maritime) of the Confidentia Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) and Marine Operations Advisor to Enterprise Oil plc.

Through Cardinal Point Marine Ltd. Mike now applies the full breadth and depth of his experience and passion for thorough understanding of process, risk and performance for the benefit of his clients.

Mike is a Liveryman and past Warden of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute.

Agenda Sessions

  • What is a digital competency framework for shipping?