UKHO Chief Executive steps down


The UKHO today announced that Mike Robinson is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive following five years at the head of the organisation. Ian Moncrieff, currently Chief Operating Officer and former UK National Hydrographer, will assume the role of Chief Executive with immediate effect.

“Mike has been the driving force behind the business for the past five years. His energy, passion and vision have delivered a long list of milestone achievements including the Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) in 2008, which provided the first global, carriage compliant ENC service and the Admiralty Information Overlay, which gives AVCS customers access to previously unavailable, additional information to make passage planning with ENCs even safer and more efficient” said Sandra Rogers, Non-Executive Chair, UKHO.

“Throughout his time, Mike has ensured that the UKHO has remained at the forefront of maritime navigation. For example e-Navigator is fundamentally transforming the way that digital charts are selected, purchased and updated and we now provide our customers worldwide with round-the-clock customer service and technical support. Mike leaves the UKHO with a clear vision and a growing range of products and services on which we will continue to build. We wish him every success in the future.”

Ian Moncrieff has been appointed interim Chief Executive by the MOD Owners Council and the UKHO Board to ensure a smooth transition and continuing success in the year ahead.