David Snelson brings with him significant marine and port experience. Having started in the Royal Navy he rose to rank of Rear Admiral having commanded warships including the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal. David came ashore in 2006 to a new career as chief harbourmaster for the Port of London Authority and left in 2011. During this time he was also a special adviser to the House of Commons Defence Committee. In 2012 he was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
David is a Companion of the Order of the Bath, an Elder Brother of Trinity House, Fellow and past council member of the Nautical Institute, Chairman of Seavision and a member of the Royal Yachting Association.
David is a member of the Nominations Committee and the Stakeholder Accountability Committee.