24 - 26 NOVEMBER 2020


Dr. Mick Thurlbeck

Chief Executive

Stapleton International

Dr Mick Thurlbeck, Chief Executive with Stapleton International, has over 40 years’ experience within the Maritime and Oil & Gas sectors. Following his ground-breaking work in the development and delivery of major Oil and Gas Alliance contracts he was recipient of several awards and has been acknowledged internationally for his contribution to the sector. Over the past two years, Mick has led a diverse team comprising representatives of shipowners, academia, maritime institutes, UK government, classification societies and global satellite communications providers, in the ongoing development of Maritime Cyber Safety Awareness. In addition to this, whilst authoring papers and speaking at conferences on the issue, he advocates the drive for necessary culture change.

A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Mick has a Master of Science in Quality Management and a Doctorate in Business Management with University of Sunderland, where he is the Visiting Fellow in Enterprise within the Faculty of Business and Law. Mick also has a Master of Laws from De Montfort University, Leicester.