Tim Currass

Mr Tim Currass

Programme Director, Society of Maritime Industries (SMI)
United Kingdom
Tim Currass is the Director of the Maritime Defence and Security Group and Director of the Digital Technology Group at the Society of Maritime Industries, the trade association for the UK’s maritime engineering and marine science and technology sectors. He joined SMI in November 2019.
Prior to joining SMI Tim enjoyed a 33-year career as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy. His last job in the Service was as a Captain in Navy Command responsible for Above Water capability development and was the Royal Navy lead for the National Shipbuilding Strategy.
Since joining SMI he has been closely involved in the further development of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, over-seeing its broadening beyond its initial focus on naval shipbuilding to encompass the commercial, workboats and leisure sectors also. He now also works on a part time basis as an industry secondee with the National Shipbuilding Office, helping with industry engagement and delivery of the refreshed strategy.
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