Richard Meikle

Master Mariner
Ship Management Consultant

Richard has more than 33 years of varied marine-industry experience, having served at sea for 19 years, including 4 years as a Master on cruise ships.

After coming ashore, Richard was initially Marine Manager and DPA for a fleet of Ro-Ro ferries for 4 years. During his time with the company he introduced the environmental standard ISO14001 and quality standard ISO9001.

Richard then worked with the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) for 7 years as an Accredited Marine Accident Inspector. During this time he successfully completed a number of marine accident investigations, including collisions, groundings, fires and technical failures.

He then joined Saga Cruises as Fleet Director for 3 years, assuming responsibilities as both Saga PLC senior executive and a shipping board member.  Richard was responsible for the fleet’s marine and technical operation as well as the marine aspects of its new build programme.

Since 2015 Richard has been applying his considerable expertise as a Ship Management Consultant, supporting clients with their nautical, engineering and hotel projects globally.