Ben Simpson is CEO of SEA-KIT International, a British company providing high-tech, uncrewed surface vessel (USV) solutions to the maritime and research industries. Simpson gained a BSc (Hons) in Maritime Studies at Southampton University before embarking on a career as captain/engineer on super yachts around the world. On his return to the UK, he held director roles at workboat builder CTruk and its sister company, CWind, before founding Hushcraft in 2015, which went on to design and build trans-ocean-capable USVs under the SEA-KIT brand. Simpson is a keen sailor and a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.