The Registration Authority

The Registration Authority is a wholly owned division of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.

All power exercised by the Registration Authority derives from the HCMM Court by virtue of the 1932 Royal Charter (amended 2013). It is formed under Royal Charter and derives its authority from the Honourable Company. The Authority provides governance and oversight of the Chartership project, made up of HCMM members and maritime industry experts.

The function of the Registration Authority

  • oversee and manage the process by which the HCMM grants Chartered Master Mariner status
  • receive Chartership candidate applications that have been scrutinised by The Nautical Institute
  • process the applications in preparation for Professional Review Interview (PRI)
  • undertake PRI assessments and complete the relevant documentation
  • make final recommendations to the HCMM Court on the granting of Chartered Master Mariner status
  • implement and maintain a Register of Chartered Master Mariners
  • regularly review and modify this Register to ensure that all those on the Register comply with:
    • personal conduct statements;
    • codes of ethics;
    • Chartership application forms.
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Current Committee Members

Role/Organisation Name
Chair Commodore Duncan LAMB CMMar RFA
Deputy Chair Commander Les CHAPMAN CMMar RN
HCMM Court Assistants (3) Captain Alan ADAMSON CMMar
  Captain Neale RODRIGUES CMMar
  Captain Barry SADLER CMMar
Liverymen Captain Jim BARCLAY CMMar 
Chair, Verifications Sub-Committee       Captain Gary WILSON CMMar
Nautical Institute Captain John LLOYD CMMar (CEO)
UK Chamber of Shipping Ms Sarah TRESEDER (CEO)
Merchant Navy Training Board Ms Kathryn NEILSON (Director)
Royal Navy/Royal Fleet Auxiliary Commodore David EAGLES CMMar RFA
Trinity House Captain Ian McNAUGHT CVO


Non-Voting Officials 

Secretary Mr Scott HANLON
Administrator  Miss Kay GUEST
Legal Adviser Mr Keith LAWREY
HCMM Master Captain Geoff ENGLISH
HCMM Senior Warden Mr Matthew BURROW DL