Ian McLaren MBE, Director
Ian leads the core consulting operation at ProTeez and is currently concerned with ProTeez’s anti-piracy and coastal security projects. A retired Royal Navy Warfare Officer and a former Director of BlueFinger, Ian has a deep experience in Monitoring, Control and Surveillance, and has published papers on this and similar related subjects. Ian is also a guest lecturer at the Naval Warfare School on the subject of EEZ management, and is Vice-Chairman of EEZING.
Michael Thresh, Director
Michael is responsible for the epicentre of ProTeez at Portland and for projects in the South West and South Coast, especially the 2012 Sailing Olympics/Paralympics. With a background in international banking, he specialises in geopolitical and financial analysis and esoteric solutions for productive expenditure and funding, a necessity for many EEZ related programmes.
Wally Murison, Senior Consultant
Wally has recently joined ProTeez having retired from the Hong Kong Police, where he spent most of his 31-year career in the Marine Branch. Wally has a wealth of experience in coastal security in a most demanding, diverse seaway and an exceedingly busy port area; and also major event security on the water. His skills also include fast small boat operations; optical and radar surveillance of the coastal environment; plus the planning and supervision of projects and respective equipment purchases.
Graeme Griffiths, Communications Engineering Consultant
Graeme brings to ProTeez his extensive practical experience of UHF, VHF and HF communications. Graeme specialises as a classic Radio and Electrical Engineer, and of late has worked extensively with AIS both ashore and afloat, interfacing the network into IT Systems and into radars. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and is the Chairman of their North West Area Group.
John Wynn, Maritime Safety Consultant
Based in the Middle East, John acts as the ProTeez Lead for Projects in the Arabian Gulf Region and further afield. John is a former Assistant Chief Coastguard and COO of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and is a leading specialist in Search and Rescue; Maritime Safety; and GMDSS/SAR communications especially in the Middle East and Africa. In his own right, John represents the UK on IMO, ICAO and EC Committees concerned with SAR issues.
Christopher Samuel, Counter Piracy Technical Consultant
Christopher is an Independent Consultant engaged by ProTeez currently working on Counter Piracy and Cyber issues. Time spent as a Royal Navy Communications Officer and Customer Relations executive with Defence companies has given him considerable experience in civil, diplomatic and military aspects of Security, Maritime and Training issues. He works with Trade Associations and is an Associate Fellow at RUSI attached to the National Security & Resilience Department but with interests in Government and Diplomacy.
Phoebe Myles M.A.(Hons), M.A., Researcher
Phoebe studied Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh and then took a post-graduate Masters degree in Conflict Security and Development at the Department of War Studies, Kings College, London. She has also worked in a number of Non-Governmental Organisations as a researcher.