West Nautical has further strengthened its team with the appointment of two new staff to its Newcastle and Moscow offices.
Joining the firm as Technical Manger, David Ormston is a qualified Chief Engineer with over 27 years’ experience on a variety of vessels. Moving ashore in 2003, he has built up extensive shore ISM technical management experience, with responsiblity for developing, implementing and ensuring vessel compliance with ISM on both superyachts and commercial vessels.
Most recently, having returned from a three year spell in Dubai, he has gained extensive hull and machinery casualty, vessel management and condition surveys experience, in addition to office and vessel audits on both Superyachts and Commercial vessel. He has also worked with some of the world’s largest Marine Insurance companies.
David is delighted to join the team at West Nautical and looking forward to providing his technical knowledge to the group.
Also joining the company as Business Development Manager is Darina Veligora. Working from West Nautical’s Moscow office and focussing on Russian and CIS clients, Darina will be responsible for business development and the establishment of the firm’s brand partnership and agent networks, with a primary focus on lead generation and sales. In addition, Darina will be responsible for engaging with sponsors of West Nautical events and activities, PR and marketing activities.
Darina joins West Nautical with a strong business development and sponsorship background, having previously been employed as the Head of Commercial of Formula1 Russian GP.
Darina has also got a vast finance and management consulting experience, working for Accenture, PWC and EY. Boasting strong management skills, Darina has worked on large international projects in Russia and Italy.
Speaking of her new role, Darina said: “I am very proud to join the fantastic team of West Nautical who are so dedicated to their clients and passionate about their job. I will do my best to leverage my experience and network and
contribute to the Company’s further success”.
West Nautical Managing Director Geoff Moore added “We’re delighted to welcome Darina and David to our family. Darina was with us during the recent Monaco Yacht Show and showed her drive and ambition in assisting the company to grow its client base and continue our desire to offer outstanding customer service. David is a superb Technical Manager. We have worked together before and with his technical ability, experience and personality, he brings to the company a skill set that we have been looking for as we are increasing the number of new build projects we are overseeing and yachts under management requiring technical assistance. We welcome them both!“
David can be contacted at David.Ormston@westnautical.com or by calling our UK office on +44 191 478 9920.
Darina can be contacted at Darina.Veligora@westnautical.com or by calling our Moscow office on +7 49 52 58 87 00.