Head of Research & Design
Jim has extensive experience in IT support, database applications, managing computer networks and software development for various different platforms.
He previously enjoyed a long career in higher education, having initially taught Geography at the University of Newcastle (1978-1983) before then serving in an IT support role in the School of Geography at the University of Southampton from 1986. Between these posts he worked as Executive Assistant in the Directorate of the Microelectronics Education Programme, which underpinned the introduction of microcomputers in schools.
Jim joined Regs4ships (now part of ChartCo) in July 2008 and initially managed Regs4ships’ customised data department, tailoring IT solutions for a wide range of clients within the maritime industry. The company’s FleetEMS and YachtEMS products are used by a number of clients.
As Head of Research & Design he continues to create innovative solutions to niche problems, such as administration systems for Engineering Knowledge and Yacht Deck examinations on behalf of the International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI).