Harvey Tebay joined the Workboat Association on secondment from Maritime UK this January, we find out more about him and his work for Maritime UK.
What is your career background?
I only recently joined the maritime sector, having just finished my master’s in public policy at University College London. Whilst at UCL I focused my attention on decarbonisation, energy and climate policy and led an environmental policy research group at a think tank that focused on the government’s recent 10-point plan for the green industrial revolution.
Before studying for my masters, I was at Swansea University where I studied politics, and it was whilst I was studying in Wales that I interned in the Welsh Government for Julie James AM, the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Since completing my masters I have been working for Maritime UK as a communications and events officer. Some of the highlights so far have been leading on the delivery of headline events such as COP26 and the upcoming Maritime UK Awards.
Who are Maritime UK and what is their role in the industry?
Maritime UK is the umbrella body for the maritime sector, bringing together the shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries. The purpose of the organisation is to champion and enable a thriving maritime sector. Maritime UK has responsibility for the coordination and delivery of industry recommendations within Maritime 2050.
Maritime 2050 is a road map and strategy that sets out the government’s vision and ambitions for the future of the British maritime sector.
What excites you the most about working for the Workboat Association?
I am looking forward to utilising my experience since working for Maritime UK and applying this to the Workboat Association, whether that be increasing member engagement, assisting in the delivery of events such as SeaWork. Having a passion and academic background in policy, especially decarbonisation and the environment, I am interested in seeing how this can be applied to the workboat sector.
What is the most enjoyable part of your work?
I enjoy meeting and learning more about the members and what their organisations do. One thing that has surprised me so far is the range of job functions and roles that exist in both the workboat sector and the wider maritime industry as a whole.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Outside of work you will find me playing cricket for my childhood local cricket team, ‘Linden Park Cricket Club’ throughout the summer. Or enjoying the city life with my friends in central London where I now live.
I look forward to getting to know you all better and working closely with you in the future.