With more than 30 years in shipping Mike has served as Master, qualified as a solicitor, and held a variety of senior roles in technical, legal, assurance and commercial disciplines. Throughout his career he has been passionate about the safety and operational integrity of ships and the business benefits which result from first class operations.
Mike's previous roles have included; Global Head of Tanker Operations for Glencore's ST Shipping & Transport, Global Head of Voyage Operations and Manager of Audit & Inspection for BP Shipping, Director (Maritime) of the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) and Marine Operations Advisor to Enterprise Oil plc., amongst others. Through Cardinal Point Marine Ltd. Mike now applies the full breadth and depth of his experience and passion for thorough understanding of process, risk and performance for the benefit of his clients and is pleased to act as Head of Industry Liaison for Chenega Federal Systems' "Open Ocean" Integrated Maritime Security Programme.
Mike is a Liveryman and past Warden of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute.
Cardinal Point Marine is a shipping consultancy providing services to the global shipping industry. It was established by Mike Powell in 2011.