Frank Coles qualified as a Master Mariner, Class One after 12 years at sea. After leaving the sea, Frank gained an LLM in Legal Aspects of Maritime Affairs.
In 1995, Frank joined Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping as Operations Director. After that he became the CEO of Rydex, a company specializing in maritime communications.
After that Frank joined Sperry Marine as a Vice President. In September 1999 Frank became COO of Globe Wireless LLC. In 2003 Frank was appointed CEO, President and a member of the Board.
In 2011 Frank joined Inmarsat as the Director GX Maritime, and in December 2011 he was appointed the President of the Maritime business unit.
In September 2015, Frank Coles joined Transas as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors.
In May 2018, after a successful Transas acquisition by Wärtsilä at a transaction value of MEUR 210, Frank Coles became a President of Transas Group, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions.
In September 2018 Frank Coles was appointed as Chief Executive Officer for Wallem Group.