DAVID CONNOLLY

DAVID CONNOLLY

Innovation and Partnerships

David joined Silverstream in 2017 to develop and lead on innovation projects including the Silverstream Smart Data initiative. He is also responsible for developing key strategic partnerships with external organisations including Universities and Research institutes. In addition, David’s appointment both enhances the strategic thought pool within the Company and bolsters the Company’s capacity in terms of project management and technical execution.

From a career spanning more than 30 years in the maritime industry, he brings a wealth of experience in delivering innovative technologies, transformation programmes, data management and performance analysis, Ship Design, Ship Construction, Modification and Repair. He has an extensive record in leading multi-displinary engineering teams in the most complex projects within the Defence and Commercial Shipping sectors.

Previously, David was the Lead Principal Maritime Technologist within Shell Shipping & Maritime Technology; leading their drive for technology innovation in maritime operations. He has also held important positions at globally renowned companies including Marine Strategic Advisor at Shell International Exploration and Production, Senior Naval Architect at Agip KCO, Business Development Executive at Fleet Support Ltd. and Managing Director at BMT SHIPDESIGN Ltd.

Sponsored by the U.K. Ministry of Defense, David graduated from University College London with a BSc in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering. A Chartered Engineer, Fellow of RINAand Visiting Professor at Southampton University David has throughout his career demonstrated a flare for innovative thinking and solution delivery.