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Alexandros Pittis

Customer Service Advisor

Alexandros has a BA in Maritime Studies and has spent over a year at sea as an Apprentice Officer before coming back ashore.

Alicia Mendes

Customer Relations Manager

Alicia joined GNS in September 2017 as Customer Relations Manager and is based in our offices in Germany. She began her career as a Management Assistant for wholesale and foreign trade for a navigation software company in 2012, progressing to Data Manager in 2014. In addition to her work in the shipping industry, Alicia has also completed a Bachelor in Psychology. Alicia brings with her a wealth of maritime navigational experience and knowledge.

Alvin Lin

Regional Sales Manager

Alvin served in the Republic of Singapore Navy as a Naval Combat Officer for nine years and is highly trained in fundamentals of navigation, he has also lead teams to achieving mission success in a myriad of international exercises and operations. His previous roles include Regional Sales Manager for the APAC region generating new business while concurrently managing key account customers. Alvin joined GNS in February 2018 as Regional Sales Manager.

Barrie Wilson

Head of Development

Barrie served for 6 years in the merchant navy before joining GNS over 14 years’ ago to specialise in Navigation Data, Software and Web solution development. Today he is our Head of Software Development responsible for our market leading Voyager software.

David Grenzig

Technical Support Advisor

David has a degree in Informatics and has been a member of the GNS technical support team for two and half years. David is fluent in English and German.

Dionisis Tsikogias

Technical Support Advisor

Dionisis previously worked for shipping companies providing IT support before joining GNS in May 2016. He has first hand experience in several key areas such as e-mail server and network setup, and ERP management (Danaos, Navision, IBM Lotus). He is fluent in English and Greek.

Duncan MacCleod

Business Development Director

Duncan started his career in the merchant navy as navigating officer before moving shore side to pursue a career in sales. Today he is Business Development Director at GNS with specific responsibility for UK accounts

Eirini Deli

Customer Service Advisor

Eirini has 8 years of marine experience.  She worked as a safety and navigation officer on board LNGs and LPGs in various shipping companies before joining the GNS digital Customer Service and Support team

Evangelos Tsanakopoulos

Technical Support Advisor

Evangelos spent three years as a developer in RDBMS (Oracle) before starting a ten year career working in the IT Departments of maritime companies in Greece and South East Asia. He is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science at the Hellenic Open University. Evangelos is fluent in English and Greek.

Hayley Van Leeuwen

Director of Marketing and Products

Hayley has 20 years marketing experience in a range of roles across service and information businesses including EDF Energy, a world leading science publisher and the UK Hydrographic Office where she led the Marketing and Communications team for 4 years.

James Hampson

Chief Finance Officer

James over 20 years’ experience in senior finance positions. A qualified Chartered Accountant, James spent eight years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”). He also spent time with Reg Vardy Plc and Visage Limited as Finance Director through their sale process to Li & Fung, a Hong Kong based listed multinational. Most recently, before joining GNS, James was Senior Vice President Finance for the European Operations of Li & Fung.

Jenny Ward

Business Development Director

Jenny started her seagoing career age 19 and sailed for several years aboard container vessels of up to 7100TEU. After a shore based consultant role specializing in maritime training solutions, she joined GNS in July 2015 to assist our customers with her nautical expertise.

Jonathan Tabura

New Editions Service Manager

Jonathan is a Marine Transportation graduate with 7 years of experience as an officer in the oil sector.  Since coming ashore Jonathan has worked in a variety of commercial functions within the GNS group, including area sales and Outfit Management Services.  In November of this year Jonathan will complete his tenth year with the GNS group. 

Jörg Mikitta

Business Development Director

Jörg is a Master Mariner with 3 year’s marine experience on board general cargo vessels. Today Jörg is an expert of our full range of digital navigational products and one of our Business Development Directors.

Kieron Abernethy

Chief Revenue Officer

Kieron’s previous roles include UK Managing Director of NCR Ltd; Chief Operating Officer for Moneybox plc which floated in 2004, and Sales Director of ReD.  Kieron has successfully led operational and strategic sales teams in the UK and internationally. In GNS he is responsible for all aspects of our sales and commercial business

Kostiantyn Vasyliev

Technical Support Advisor

Kostinatyn is a certified Process Control Engineer and has worked in Technical Support for six years. He joined GNS in 2013 and is fluent in English, German, Russian and Ukrainian.

Mike Bailey

Head of Navigational Products

Mike is an experienced master mariner, marine superintendent and ship manager with more than 25 years marine experience. Mike manages our full range of navigational products.

Ourania Tampouratzi

Customer Service Advisor

Ourania began her career as an Apprentice Deck Officer, progressing to 3rd Officer and then to 2nd Officer during her 5 years at sea.  Ourania enjoys the challenges of working in a more male dominated environment and takes pride in her work to ensure the safety of navigation for vessels at sea.

Pat Scanlan

Business Development Manager

Pat started his career as a Radio/Electronic Officer in the Merchant Navy, employed by Marconi Marine. He served on a variety of different vessel types such as Tankers, Bulk carriers, and General Cargo vessels before joining the GNS team some 20 years ago.

Paul Stanley

Chief Executive

Paul Stanley has been CEO of Global Navigation Solutions since January 2015. Paul has more than 25 years’ experience of managing technology, software and services businesses. Paul was the founder and CEO of Moneybox plc.  After Moneybox, Paul joined First Data, ultimately becoming Managing Director and SVP for First Data’s EMEA and APAC businesses across 93 countries. Most recently Paul was CEO of private equity backed ReD, the global market leader in preventing payment fraud, selling the business to ACI Worldwide in 2014

Phil Stothard

Chief Information Officer

Phil Stothard has over 20 years experience of IT Development, leading teams and delivering global solutions for HSBC, one of the world’s largest retail banks, and also spending time with Accenture, one of the world’s leading IT consultancy firms. Throughout his career, Phil has focussed particularly on data related strategy and products and on driving value from data through external and internal customer facing solutions for a wide range of stakeholders, as well as traditional software product delivery.

Simon Harrison

Operations Manager

Simon has 15 years of international experience in the maritime industry. He joined us earlier this year from Maersk Line and has extensive experience a variety of Customer Service and Trade Management roles.

Thanasis Drogosis

Customer Service Advisor

Thanasis has very recently completed his B.Sc Degree in the Department of Shipping at the University of Piraeus and his role with GNS is his first since finishing his studies.  He enjoys the variety of his current role and particularly likes to speak with customers from around the world to understand more of their issues and concerns within the maritime industry.

Theofanis Tsakoumakis

Technical Support Advisor

Theo holds a BSc in Business Administration and Shipping Management and has more than five years experience in customer service roles. He has been with GNS for more than two years and speaks English and Greek.

Tim Seyferth

Technical Support Advisor

Tim is a computer science expert who specializes in software development and has been with GNS for over a year. He possesses detailed knowledge of Voyager and UKHO digital products. He speaks English and German fluently.

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