The International Superyacht Society (ISS) has announced that it has appointed Pete Southgate as co-chair of its Technical Committee.
In his new role, Southgate will work alongside AJ Anderson of Wright Maritime Group (WMG), working with yacht builders, flag state and port state regulators, classification societies and crew organisations in developing appropriate regulations and best practices for the yacht industry.
According to the ISS, Southgate has experience as a shipbuilder, naval architect and marine surveyor, with experience spanning 30 years in the maritime industry. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects.
He has worked with Lloyd’s Register London, specialising in yachts and passenger ships, after which he worked with the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), where he was involved in the implementation and expansion of the Large Yacht Code, and was also directly responsible for the development of LY2.
Southgate also joined the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry as a marine surveyor, Shipping Master and policy adviser and has played a lead role in the development of the Red Ensign Group Passenger Yacht Code.
In addition to his industry experience, Southgate has a law degree from the University of London in 2009, and recently completed the Legal Practice Course with the University of Law in London.
For more information, visit ISS.