- Paul Flaherty
Director, Fleet and Technical Operations
Navigator Gas Services UK Ltd
A highly experienced oil and gas Technical Director, who has held senior management positions at BP Shipping Ltd, JP Morgan Chase and now at Navigator Gas, the world’s largest owner and operator of handysize LPG & Ethylene capable tankers. In his current role as Director of Fleet and Technical Operations based in London, he leads the Fleet Management team for the 38 LPG vessels in service, as well as the Newbuilding and Special Projects teams. He is proficient in leading and developing large multi-disciplined teams, setting strategic direction. He is adept at fostering teamwork to aide development and implementation of best practices and driving continuous improvement to operating standards, safety, reliability and efficiency. In his current role, he has taken Navigator Gas in a new strategic direction, moving away from 3rd party ship management and taking management of the Navigator Gas fleet into in-house management. He created Navigator Gas Shipmanagement Ltd in 2015 and has since grown the team from 5 to 36 individuals, with staff based in the UK and Europe. Paul has a combined Chief Engineers license. He is also a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers & Science Technicians (FIMarEST), graduate of the BP Major Projects Academy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Boston, USA and an Intertanko Council Member.