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Superyacht Division Committee
Barry Jenkins

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.

 
Doug Jarvis

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.

 
Jim Livermore

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

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

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

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

 
Byron Rabone

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.

 
Matt Reaume

Mr Reaume has managed MTU Detroit Diesel Australia’s marine team since May 2011 and he continues to spearhead strategies that enhance performance and achieve financial goals for the company’s Australia-wide marine business.

Over a decade-long tenure with MTU and MTU Detroit Diesel Australia, Mr Reaume has managed large scale projects and negotiated key contracts. Today, thanks to Mr Reaume’s guidance and direction, MTU Detroit Diesel Australia’s marine business is striding forward, maintaining its customer focus and careful attention to aftersales, while offering superior service to the marine segment.

This service extends to superyacht refit evaluation, budget preparation, and project management for all engine refit programs within the marine space. This, teamed with MTU Detroit Diesel Australia’s comprehensive aftersales service and support from its extensive branch and dealer network, underpins the company’s commitment to the local and global marine market.

Mr Reaume holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering.

 
Denis Maher

Denis Maher commenced his professional life in the advertising industry, and spent twenty years with leading advertising agencies such as Clemenger and McCann Erickson developing marketing strategies and advertising campaigns for a diverse range of blue chip clients.

In 1997 Denis succumbed to a sea change, and became involved in a business venture which saw him gain his master’s qualifications and spend the next five years sailing the Great Barrier Reef.

Today Denis draws upon his maritime and marketing experiences in his role as Business Development Manager for ship repair and refit specialists BSE Maritime Solutions, where he is responsible for sales, marketing, brand and business development across commercial, superyacht and defence vessel sectors.

His industry involvement includes terms as Executive Committee member of the Australian Ship Repairers Group (ASRG), President of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA), and Treasurer of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), amongst others.

 
Kane Bygrave

Kane Bygrave is a director of Aurora Global Logistics, a privately owned freight and logistics company, specialising in transport and barrier clearance of boats and yachts. 

Kane began his career in the logistics industry in 1987, performing various roles within the Customs division of a German multinational organisation. He obtained his Customs Brokers qualifications in 1993, and in doing so achieved highest national examination results in Australia for the year. 

Kane progressed into management roles within the logistics industry, before opening the doors as a partner and director at Aurora Global Logistics in 2001.

Today Aurora employ 14 staff, 6 of whom specialise in logistical services and advice to the boating sector. Everything from trailer boats to superyachts. 

Services include shipping to and from all parts of the world, in house Customs and Quarantine clearance and consultancy services, advice regarding immigration and crew visas, taxation, temporary importations, free trade agreements, establishing a yacht for charter, berthage, delivery crew, shipping cradle fabrication and supply, survey reports and various other services. 

Kane chaired Superyacht Base Brisbane for two years from 2005 to 2007 and continues to maintain an active role within Superyacht Australia, AIMEX, and other industry advocate groups. 

Aurora are the official agents in Australia for Peters and May, a global leader in world boat transportation. 

 
Staff
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

 
Justyna Wajler | Commercial Manager

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. In December 2013 she has been appointed as Commercial Manager. She enjoys her new role providing support to all members regarding membership, boat shows and Export Awards , as well as the varied ad-hoc tasks that she takes on in Marketing and Administration.

She enjoys the AIMEX team culture, the exposure to all aspects of the business and travel to the many  Boat Shows and networking events that are provided for the Australian Marine Industry.

 
Emily Simpson | Office Coordinator

Emily joined the AIMEX and Superyacht Australia team in January 2014 after moving to Melbourne from New Zealand, where she graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree Majoring in Media Studies and Sociology. 

Her role at AIMEX and Superyacht Australia as Office Coordinator is to assist with the day to day administration tasks, including maintenance of the Superyacht Australia website. She enjoys her role in accounts where she has taken over this aspect of the business from Justyna, providing support to all members regarding membership fees, ASMEX registrations, international boat show exhibitions and trade missions, as well as the varied Ad-hoc tasks that she takes on in Marketing, Public Relations and Administration. 

Emily enjoys the culture here at AIMEX and Superyacht Australia and is very excited to be a part of such a great team. She is looking forward to being involved in all aspects of the business, as well as the opportunities the Australian Superyacht Industry has to offer.