Robert Ward Becomes New Executive Consultant at BM Bergmann-Marine - 13/12/2017

BM Bergmann-Marine has announced that Robert Ward is cooperating with the consultancy service provider as an executive consultant. Robert Ward is a hydrographic surveyor. He was born in England and now resides in Sydney as an Australian citizen.

He has a wide practical experience in hydrographic and oceanographic surveying around the world. He also served for a short time as a deck officer in the British merchant navy. Ashore, his experience has included the training of hydrographers both in the UK and as the Head of the Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic School in Sydney. He retired from the Royal Australian Navy as the Deputy Hydrographer of Australia in 2007.

International Hydrographic Organization

After a naval career of 37 years, over 20 of which was spent in ships, including in command, Robert Ward was elected as one of the three co-Directors of the Secretariat of the International Hydrographic Organization, based in Monaco, where his principal responsibility was the direction of the technical program of the Organization. At the end of his first five-year term of office, he was overwhelmingly elected by the IHO Member States as its President, later to be renamed as Secretary-General. His term of office as the IHO Secretary-General ended in 2017.

Robert Ward has a long history of active involvement in hydrography and the work of the IHO and related intergovernmental organisations particularly in relation to capacity building and regional hydrographic development, and the development and implementation of the international standards and regulations for digital hydrographic data.

Ward will bring in-depth knowledge of Hydrography into the skill set of BM Bergmann-Marine and will increase our ability to advise on the international maritime market domain and related standards.

About BM Bergmann-Marine

BM Bergmann-Marineis a privately-owned company, based in Germany. The company exists of a team of experts in the maritime domain. With a broad range of expertise in various areas of sea transport, organisational development and team building and optimisation. BM Bergmann-Marine provides its clients a large variety of consultancy Services, executive advice and background information services mainly in the maritime field, but also in project management, general management and technology.


Last updated: 27/02/2018