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Maritime and Coastguard Agency Interim Chief Executive announced

11 Oct 2022

Newly appointed Damien Oliver will begin his new role as interim Chief Executive of MCA on Monday 17 October, which follows the current MCA Chief Executive Brian Johnson’s retirement.

Chairman and board member Christopher Rodrigues said:

Damien has had a number of high-profile roles within the MCA since joining in 2001 and he will bring a wealth of maritime experience and knowledge.

Damien has been responsible for major projects and programmes, procurement, commercial management and innovation, maritime business development which includes the UK Shipping Register and Shipping Concierge within the MCA.

More recently, he has led on the programme to replace the current Coastguard aviation arrangements with the second-generation search and rescue aviation contract (UKSAR2G). And also been in charge of the project to replace the radio network infrastructure for HM Coastguard”.

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