Captain David Stockley is a veteran of over 45 years in the Maritime profession. He started off his sea life at the age of 13 at that famous sea training school HMS Conway. At 16 he left home to embark on an extremely varied and successful career. As an Officer and Master he sailed on all types of vessels up to and including being Master of 500K dwt ULCC’s. He has had his own marine consultancy company and held numerous senior management roles ashore. For the last 15 years he has worked as Chief Operating Officer of two listed shipping companies and presently has held this role for 7 years with Oman Shipping Company where he has overseen the growth of the technical management from 6 vessels to approximately 40. He has a keen interest in the training of Omani sea staff and is a member of the board of IMCO College in Sohar.