This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Diploma in Harbour Masters
Starting 9 November 2022
Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Kevin Richardson AFNI
Course Director at Lloyd's Maritime Academy


Kevin has over 40 years operational experience in the marine industry both ashore and afloat. He spent 18 years deep sea in the reefer trades before coming ashore in 1986. He moved to Dover to work for the port in 1987, culminating in the position of Chief Harbour Master in 2011 from which he retired at the end of March 2014. During his time at Dover, Kevin carried out a wide variety of roles in all areas of port operations, including VTS and terminal management. As Chief Harbour Master, Kevin was responsible for all areas of marine compliance, including safety of navigation, port security and the management of the marine environment. He maintains that the efficient management of safety, security and the environment have many similarities and are absolutely essential in today’s ports industry. Kevin holds a Master Mariner (Class 1) Foreign Going Certificate of Competency, National Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), Level 5 Oil Spill Management qualification, a GMDSSS Certificate and is a qualified ISO BS EN 9002 auditor. He is an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a past President of the UK Harbour Masters’ Association and a current Vice President of the International Harbour Masters’ Association. He is also a member of the UKTI Port Advisory Group - a government sponsored focus group supporting the UK’s ports industry.