Crew change at Coastguard Boating Education

Neil Murray (left) and John Read

With the New Year comes a change of crew at the Coastguard Boating Education national office in Auckland.

Neil Murray is now at the helm of the organisation as Manager. You may catch a glimpse of him paddling across the harbour to work in his kayak to avoid the rush hour traffic.

John Read (former Maritime HOD at Mahurangi Tech) has been employed as Development Manager. John has a strong background in maritime recreational, commercial, and unit standard-based training. He’s an accredited tutor and examiner of Coastguard courses and an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Yachtmaster, Powerboat & PWC examiner and instructor-trainer. With thousands of commercial miles under his belt over the past 20 years he brings a valuable contribution in terms of technical knowledge and experience.

Originally from the UK, John competed against Neil as a fellow race skipper in the 2000-2001 BT Global Challenge round-the-world yacht race. He now resides in Warkworth with his wife and young family.

Neil Murray says: 'We’re delighted to have John aboard. He brings a wealth of experience and adds some serious horsepower to our technical capability. I look forward to working with John in the coming months as we continue development of our increasing range of practical and shore-based boating education courses'.

Full details on course options can be found on the CBES website www.boatingeducation.org.nz


For more information please contact:
Coastguard Boating Education
info@boatingeducation.org.nz
09 361 4700 or 0800 40 80 90