MEET THE TEAM

President - Peter Murday

Peter Murday is a Master Mariner and holds a Master Class 1 (Unlimited) qualification and became a Marine Surveyor in 1986. Peter is the director of MCC Marine in Brisbane and has been a member of AIMS since 1992. 

Peter was the Queensland State representative from 2006 to 2011 when he was elected as Vice President and served in this capacity until 2013 when he stood for and was elected President. 

Peter brings his substantial business acumen to AIMS and is committed to the Institute’s progress as a contemporary organisation. His mandate is to build on the very solid foundations left by Capt. S Beale. In particular Peter has stated his desire to grow the membership and expand membership categories and to raise the profile of AIMS within the Australian maritime network and provide a framework within the executive for the younger generation to have a say. He has worked tirelessly with the outgoing President Captain Steve Beale to develop and implement sound corporate business practices within the Institute to ensure its longevity. 

Peter is responsible for the development of strategic plans in conjunction with the Executive and directs the business activities and projects undertaken by the Institute. Peter represents the Institute overall in the media, at external meetings and events as required and directs the day-to-day business activities of the Executive Officer.

Vice President - John Holden

John commenced his maritime career as a ship builder and holds a formal trade qualification as a boilermaker. John became a member of AIMS in 2009 and was elected as Vice President in 2013. 

 Secretary - Michel Lagesse

Michel  joined the Executive as the Secretary in 2015 and brings with him solid business management experience and maritime expertise that will be of great assistance to the team. 

Council Liaison Officer - Andrew Graver

Andrew is a past Executive member and Treasurer and has agreed to assist the Executive as Council Liaison Officer. His role is to ensure that Council members are kept informed of Executive and Sub-committee progress on special projects and new initiatives.

Chief Executive Officer - Susan Hull

Susan has worked with AIMS since April 2013 and has worked for a range of business and industry industry associations over the past 15 years. She holds tertiary qualifications in Business Management and Education and Marketing and has significant senior management experience within the vocational educational sector. Prior to AIMS, Susan worked for AMSA as the National Training Manager and Project Lead for the Marine Surveyor Qualifications and Accreditation projects. 

As Executive Officer, Susan is responsible for the strategic and day to day operational management of the Institutes' business units including Membership, Marketing and Communications and Industry Education and Training. 

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