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Barry Jenkins has been associated with the marine industry in Queensland for many years. Completing his apprenticeship as a Fitter and Turner majoring in Master General Engraving he operated Engraving Unlimite, a small company that was a subcontractor to Evans Deakin Shipbuilding in Brisbane.
Wanting to “dip his toe in the water” he joined the Adelaide Steamship Company as an apprentice deck officer and completed two and a half years of his Third Mates Ticket before involuntarily leaving and returning to the sign making and sheet-metal fabrication company.
Time as a professional musician and extensive training in hospitality led to running the Vice Regal and VIP Suites at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.
Combining all these skills Barry joined Sanctuary Cove in 1988 to head up the Food and Beverage Department which later became the Events Department incorporating the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
He currently consults to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and Yacht & Boat Korea in the area of international relations and product development.
Industry involvement includes Past President of Marine Queensland, Past President of the Australian Marine Industries Federation, Founding Chairman of Super Yacht Base Australia and is presently a director of the Australian International Marine Export Group.
At the Australian Marine Industry Awards 2009 he was presented a Highly Commended Award for Export Industry Champion.
Carrie Carter is the Director of Carter Marine Agencies PTY Ltd. Carrie has over 27 years experience as a shipping agent, starting in Newcastle, spending time in Weipa and then onto Cairns.
She started Carter Marine Agencies in 2003, and has built up an accomplished and well respected Yacht and Ship Agency, speciallising in the Superyacht market. She has a wealth of knowledge in Australian Customs, Immigration and Quarantine legislation and practice, and was an integral part of the new sub class 488 Superyacht Crew Visa which allows for foreign crew to work on arriving Superyachts whilst in Australian waters.
Carrie is also the Chairperson of The Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef Inc. She has supported the Group through membership since 2003, becoming treasurer in 2006 and Chair in 2010.
The Superyacht Group is a 90 member strong, Marine industry driven, Cairns organisation. The group is dedicated to promoting the Great Barrier Reef as a Superyacht cruising destination with premier refit and maintenance infrastructure and as a Superyacht hub in the South Pacific.
Doug Jarvis is Manager of the City of Melbourne’s Waterways Unit, which includes responsibility for Melbourne’s Superyacht Marina.
Doug held a number of senior management positions before starting Rhumbline Marketing in 1995. Specialising in marketing and events, the multi award winning practice attracted a diversified clientele and a wide range of projects, the majority of which were related to the marine industry -including event management of Australia’s largest sailing event –Audi Victoria Week (Skandia Geelong Week) from 1995 to 2010.
Doug is a recipient of the prestigious Yachting Australia Services to Yachting Award. He is well known and respected in both the marine and events industry.
Mr Livermore has managed MTU Detroit Diesel Australia’s Eastern Region since May 2004, and is responsible for the area’s AUD$85 million plus revenue portfolio. He continues to spearheaded strategies to enhance performance and achieve financial goals for the region, in key areas including marine.
Over a decade long tenure with the company, Mr Livermore has negotiated refit and maintenance contracts with for the Royal Australian Navy and leading commercial marine operators.
Today, thanks to Mr Livermore guidance and direction, MTU Detroit Diesel Australia is aligned as the first name in marine, offering superior service to super yachts, including refit evaluation, budget preparation, and project management for all engine refit programs.
This, teamed with MTU Detroit Diesel Australia extensive network of aftersales service and support from 21 strategically located branches and more than 110 dealers, underpins the company’s commitment to the local and global expanding commercial marine market.
Mr Livermore holds an Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, and is the President NSW Superyacht Industry Association (2009/10).
Robert Miley has held senior management positions with several listed resource companies in Australia prior to joining the Tasmanian Government in 2004. Robert is currently Assistant General manager Manufacturing and Services with Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts with responsibility for the marine and maritime sector in Australia’s island state.
Rob has led a number of key maritime infrastructure initiatives in Tasmania and has worked closely with industry to develop capability and expertise across the marine, maritime, defence and research sectors.
Rob enjoys coastal cruising and bushwalking and while he has owned several craft of various description over the years he now enjoys sailing with friends and family.
|Captain Richard Morris
Richard Morris spent 14 years at sea, sailing as a deck officer on commercial ships with P&O Swire and aboard a variety of large superyachts in the 1980’s. After attaining his Master Mariner’s Certificate in 1994, Richard sailed as Captain of five large superyachts up to 65m, cruising extensively throughout the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific regions, and supervised a 50m new construction in Holland.
In 1999, Richard came ashore and assumed a role with NSW Maritime to oversee the design, construction and management of the Rozelle Bay Superyacht Marina for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; a position he held for 10 years prior to selling the successful marina business to the private sector in 2009.
Richard founded Superyacht Sydney, the NSW Superyacht Industry Association, and remains its Executive Director. He is the CEO of Australasian Superyacht Services and Sydney Superyacht Services; providing quality support to superyachts visiting Australian waters
Murray Owen has been involved in the marine industry for over 35 years. During his school years he was involved in his families fishing trawlers and after school he completed a fitter and turner apprenticeship before gaining his Marine Engineering/Masters ticket. Murray then shifted his career to the luxury yacht building industry where he was engineering and production manager at Lloyds Ships. This led him to operations / project manager at Australian Yacht Builder. During this time he was involved in the construction, trials and delivery of many Super Yachts including 192’ Aluminium Ketch.
After a stint as an Super Yacht engineer in the USA, Bahamas and Caribbean, Murray returned to Australia where he formed his own company, Marine Engineering Consultants in 1992. His company has achieved local and international recognition and accolades over these years and has completed many new builds and refits during this time.
Kevin Parer has extensive experience working within the government sector and more recently in the ship repair industry.
He worked as a Strategic Policy and Communications adviser to Campbell Newman for several years back when Mr Newman was Lord Mayor of Brisbane. Mr Newman is now the Premier of Queensland.
Later he worked as an adviser to Senator Brett Mason, the federal Shadow Minister for Tertiary Education in Canberra.
More recently Mr Parer was snapped up by BSE Maritime Solutions, consulting the group on government related issues and identifying new opportunities for government related joint ventures.
Mr Parer currently sits on the Queensland Superyacht Alliance management committee and is the Deputy-Chairperson of Superyacht Base Brisbane (SYBB). His latest initiative for SYBB is a proposal before the Brisbane City Council to bring superyacht moorings, and consequently superyachts, back into the Brisbane CBD precinct
Introduced to the Superyacht industry in 2006 through cluster membership, Byron Rabone was offered an honorary position on the Superyacht Brisbane Committee. Over the past 6 years Byron has provided the SYB cluster with a fresh and unbiased view, formally taking the role of Chairman late 2011.
Byron Rabone is the founder and managing director of Rabone Systems, an organisation that delivers technology solutions to the Corporate, Residential and Marine environments. Rabone Systems has provided expertise and support to a number of visiting Superyachts across the East coast and has attended international boat shows such as Monaco and Fort Lauderdale.
In 2011 Byron Rabone was nominated and accepted a role on the committee of the Queensland Superyacht Alliance, the Queensland peak body representing Queensland Superyacht Clusters.
|Maryanne Edwards | CEO
Mary Anne Edwards was appointed CEO of the Australian Marine Export group in 2006 and has been instrumental in the growth and success of this organisation which is now seen as one of the most successful and professionally run trade organisations in Australia.
In 2009 Maryanne also took over the management of Superyacht Base Australia and was involved in the recent integration of SYBA under the umbrella of AIMEX. This initiative has given the Superyacht sector far more strength and clout within government with AIMEX now seen by the Australian government as the peak body for both the Superyacht and marine export sectors with a combined industry value of well over a billion dollars into the Australian economy.
MaryAnne has extensive experience within commercial entities and member based organizations having held CEO and senior management positions in NZ and Australia within the Oil, Automotive, Sports and Entertainment, and Management Consultancy sectors.
Mary Anne has an MBA in international marketing, a diploma in hotel management, and post graduate qualifications in Human Resource and Business Management from Victoria University in New Zealand. She has also been involved in major government lobbying campaigns both in NZ and Australia which have resulted in positive outcomes for industry
|Victoria Smith | Operations Manager
Victoria began her career with AIMEX in February 2010 as Marketing Coordinator and was promoted to Operations Manager managing the day to day business for AIMEX and Superyacht Australia in mid 2012. In her time with AIMEX Victoria has enjoyed assisting member companies with their marketing endeavors as well as developing solid relationships within the broader marine industry. Joining AIMEX from an Events and Marketing background, Victoria is the key contact for AIMEX special projects, PR and Marketing and is responsible for organising the annual marine industry awards scheme, networking events, the Internationally known ASMEX conference, ongoing seminars and the many AIMEX publications that are distributed globally. Victoria was an integral part of the organisation of the successful 2011 Inwards Media Mission where AIMEX hosted 6 key international journalists throughout Australia, showcasing Australia’s key marine exporters, their skills, expertise and quality workmanship.
Victoria thrives on the busy, innovative working environment the Australian marine export industry provides.
|Justyna Wajler | Finance Administrator
In 2008, Justyna graduated with a Major Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Marketing & International Business, at the University of Tasmania. She continued her education at the University of Melbourne and graduated with her Honours Degree in 2010.
Whilst studying, she gained valuable experiences in financial accounting, tax and payroll through different accounting roles and work placements. She started her role as Finance Administrator at AIMEX in April 2011.
She enjoys her role in Accounts, providing support to all members regarding membership fees and ASMEX registrations, as well as the varied ad-hoc tasks that she takes on in Marketing and Administration. She enjoys the Superyacht Australia team culture, the exposure to all aspects of the business and travel to the many National Boat Shows and networking events that are provided for the Australian Superyacht industry.