– Marina Director, Tony Browne, appointed new Chairman of the Global Marina Institute (GMI)
– Appointment took place at METS – Marine Equipment Trade Show on 18th November
– GMI is an official training and certification provider for the marine industry
The Global Marina Institute (GMI) recently appointed its new Chairman at their annual meeting held during this year’s METS – Marine Equipment Trade Show. On 18th November, the position of Chairman was formally transferred to Porto Montenegro’s Marina Director, Tony Browne, having been held for the past three years by John Hogan CMP from Australia.
As an official training and certification provider and partnership formed by the British Marine and Marina Industries Association, the GMI is responsible for the oversight of marina education, training and certification of marina personnel administered globally, with the aim of maintaining and increasing standards in marinas across the globe.
In recent years under the Chairmanship of John Hogan, the institute has successfully re-established its cooperation with the US-based Association of Marina Associations, as well as completing a review and upgrade of its course content and cementing the Certified Marina Professional as a recognised and valued certification. With 25 years in the yachting industry, including over 10 years senior marina management experience, Tony Browne takes on the new challenge and works towards further building upon professionalism within the industry so close to his heart.
“I’m honoured to be taking over as Chairman of the institute and would like to extend a special thanks to John Hogan for his efforts in increasing awareness and perceived value of GMI courses and the associated CMM and CMP certifications – I look forward to continuing to promote the value and importance of professionalism within this industry”, remarks Tony Browne, Marina Director at Platinum-awarded Porto Montenegro marina.
The next GMI course is due to be held in Dubai this December, with 10 enrolments on the Advanced Marina Management course and participants attending from five different countries.