Capt Stephen Bligh is an internationally experienced professional Maritime Expert well versed in dealing with politicians and government departments. Extensive experience at sea, on a wide variety of ships, a qualified Master Mariner with command experience, followed by a successful and comprehensive career in ship management, at various levels, with an internationally recognised and respected Liner company. His present position is working for DNV GL as a Consultant in the Dubai office.
Stephen has 46 years’ experience in shipping. Prior to joining DNV GL, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency, reporting directly to the Secretary of State for Transport. At the MCA he was accountable for all maritime matters within UK territorial waters.