John Haynes - Managing Director
NEXT GEN Workshop Lead and Training Developer.
AFNI - FRINA - Advanced Powerboat Instructor - Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean.
Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector consultancy, training
and strategic product development. Working in UK, EU, US and Canada with over
100 maritime organisations including commercial operators, military, border force, SAR,
police, coastguard, ports, designers, legislators, boat & equipment manufacturers.
NEXT GEN - Shaped By Experience
John was in the 1979 Fastnet Race when Storm Force 10 struck the fleet.
Fifteen people died as 300 boats were caught in extreme breaking seas between Lands End and Southern Ireland. Rescue efforts were the largest at sea since World War Two. This seminal disaster resulted in a major rethink of safety for small craft. The experience shaped his approach to the need for relevant training, effective safety planning and over engineering of all equipment to prevent a single point of failure at sea.
Claire Donnelly - Operations Manager
NEXT GEN Workshop and Training Organiser.
Extensive experience of organising NEXT GEN workshops and training
for mixed groups and individual organisations both sides of the Atlantic.
Expertise includes global market analysis of marine technology and innovation.
Manages NEXT GEN digital communications from websites to video conferences.
NEXT GEN - The Team
NEXT GEN Workshop and Training Presenters are Subject Matter Experts.
Diverse expertise is required to address evolving topics - NEXT GEN brings together
a flexible international team from maritime organistions, transport and safety sectors.
All are excellent communicators, delivering current knowledge and truly unique insights.
Seawork Maritime Professional of the Year
The nomination: ‘John Haynes is a thought leader in the high speed craft,
shock mitigation and hybrid marine power sectors with a unique ability to engage
and create momentum globally. John has a passion for these sectors, rooted in his own
maritime background. He has a genuine vision of improving people’s lives on boats.
His work with over 100 organisations is testament to this.’
Presenting the award in front of hundreds of industry professionals at
The Vestry in Southampton, BBC News presenter Laura Trant said,
‘This award celebrates exemplary individuals within the maritime sector.
John Haynes has been voted Maritime Professional of the Year for his
passion,innovation and dedication to the marine industry’.