22 September 2023
BMT has appointed Simon Mathieson as its Technical Assurance and Capability Director, with responsibility for leading and co-ordinating the quality and consistency of our technical delivery.
The role also takes a strategic view of our future capability requirements and championing the professional development of our people.
Guy Tomlinson, Programmes Director commented:
“Our reputation depends on our ability to deliver consistently high-quality technical work. Our business performance depends on our ability to deliver that as efficiently as possible and our ability to attract and retain talent depends on our ability to enable professional development. The leadership of Technical Assurance and Capability is therefore fundamental to our success.
I am delighted that Simon is taking on this role as he brings to this role a strong technical background and a good knowledge of BMT having previously held the position of Technical Manager for Commercial Shipping."
“I am excited to be appointed as the Technical Assurance and Capability Director. BMT has a wealth of expertise across so many sectors, and I look forward to providing leadership and support to our people in furthering our technical assurance activities in partnership with the future-oriented strands of our strategy, innovation, and digital ambitions.
Building on the work done to date, I will be looking at a range of initiatives across Technical Assurance and Capability, including our Communities of Interest, Learning from Experience (LFE) and Knowledge Management.”
Simon has had a varied career in the marine industry, which started as a seagoing marine engineer on large passenger vessels. After a period of further study, he worked at Lloyd’s Register’s Technical Investigation Department and their Ship Emergency Response Service.
Since joining BMT, he has worked in the Southampton office, delivering high-speed lightweight vessel designs across defence and commercial markets.
Simon is a chartered engineer, a chartered marine engineer, a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology.
Simon Mathieson, Technical Assurance and Capability Director