John Haynes – Managing Director

NEXT GEN Workshop Lead & Training Developer

Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector consultancy, training
and strategic product development. Working in UK, EU, US, Canada with over 100
maritime organisations including commercial operators, military, border force, SAR,
police, coastguard, ports, legislators, designers, vessel & equipment manufacturers.

Claire Donnelly – Operations Manager

NEXT GEN Workshop & Training Organiser

Extensive experience of organising NEXT GEN workshops and training
for mixed groups and individual organisations on 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.

Shaped By Experience

NEXT GEN Workshop & Training Presenters

A broad range of subject matter expertise is required to address evolving topics.
NEXT GEN brings together a flexible international team from maritime organistions,
safety sectors, land and air transport. All are excellent communicators,
delivering cutting edge knowledge and unique insights.



Maritime Professional of the Year

John Haynes is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute
Fellow of RINA - Royal Institution of Naval Architects
Yachtmaster Ocean & Advanced Powerboat Instructor

Voted Seawork Maritime Professional of the Year
The award celebrates exemplary individuals within the maritime sector. Presenting the award in front of hundreds of industry professionals at The Vestry in Southampton, BBC News presenter Laura Trant said, ‘John Haynes has been voted Maritime Professional of the Year for his passion, innovation and dedication to the marine industry. He is a thought leader in the high speed craft, shock mitigation and hybrid 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.’

He has chaired technical conferences ranging from ‘The Future Of Wind Farm Support
Vessels’ to ‘Fast Interception and Riverine Operations’. Also written numerous papers
on future requirements and new technology. Known for organising working groups
and workshops with panel discussions to help solve industry issues
by clearly identifying both challenges and oportunities.

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