Our staff

Adrian CrawfordAdrian Crawford
Commercial Manager

Adrian joined Warsash from Affinion International where he successfully developed customer and commercial engagement for O2, American Express and RBS Group. Prior to that he worked for Land Rover. Adrian will focus on driving business for the school and developing new corporate customers.

Email: adrian.crawford@solent.ac.uk
Direct tel: +44 (0)23 8201 4168

 

 

Ben BensonBen Benson
Course Leader and Senior Lecturer (Deck Programmes)

Master Mariner, MNI

Ben is a Master Mariner (Unlimited) who has more than 17 years' sea experience including time in command and navigating diverse vessels ranging in size from 23-foot racing yachts to 150,000-tonne crude oil tankers. Ben joined Warsash Maritime Academy as Senior Lecturer in 2004. He teaches Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts), General Ship Knowledge (OOW Yachts), fire fighting and other safety related courses, and is the course leader for the MCA approved superyacht deck training modules. Ben is a member of the MCA/IAMI Yacht Qualification Panel and conducts on board crew safety training.

Email: ben.benson@solent.ac.uk
Direct tel: +44 (0)23 8201 4189

Mark BeeMark Bee
Head of Maritime Business and Management

MSc, FIMarEST

Mark is a qualified engineer who served in the Royal Navy for over 20 years in a variety of ships and submarines. Mark also spent 10 years as a training manager at a maritime training school before joining the academy as a senior lecturer in 2012. Mark teaches a range of safety, leadership and management courses and is the course leader for HELM and shipboard safety officer courses.

Email: mark.bee@solent.ac.uk
Direct tel: +44(0)23 8201 4173

Martin Bakermartin-baker-wsa-web
Senior Lecturer (Ship Simulation) and Course Leader (Navigation and Radar)

Master Mariner

Martin is a Master Mariner and the course leader for yacht officer of the watch and yacht master navigation and radar (up to 3000gt). Martin spent five years in command of North Sea supply vessels prior to joining the academy in 2014. He has a broad range of experience working on different types of commercial vessels.

Email: martin.baker@solent.ac.uk
Direct tel: +44(0)23 8201 4133

 

George Mills
Associate Lecturer (Stability)

Master Mariner, FHEA, MNI

George is a master mariner with six years' command experience, and over 20 years at sea in vessel types such as square riggers, bulk carriers, survey vessels and offshore supply. George joined the academy as an associate lecturer in 2004 and has taught a wide range of subjects. George is also an independent marine consultant, conducting ISM, ISPS and navigation audits for a number of clients, and is the chief vessel safety inspector for Sail Training International.

Email: george.mills@solent.ac.uk
Direct tel: +44(0)23 8201 4149

Captain Barry Sadler
Training partner and lecturer

Master Mariner

Captain Barry Sadler contributes experience and knowledge from a sea-going career that spans over 30 years. In the past 10 years Barry has been teaching in all areas of officer, cadet and superyacht deck disciplines. Barry has an unprecedented track record for orals prep and undertakes the academy’s MCA deck orals prep at all levels from Master 200 to unlimited Master Mariner, including all 500 and 3,000GT yacht disciplines.

Email: info@captainbarrysadler.com 

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