Neil Hancock has been appointed as the new Technical Manager for the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Among his numerous duties Neil will be responsible for reviewing the technical papers submitted for RINA’s conferences.
A native of Northumberland, Neil originally studied as a Mechanical Engineer in the mining industry before switching to marine, specifically Search and Rescue, in the early eighties. Working for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution he served in a variety of operations and technical roles, providing support to the RNLI’s stations across the UK and Ireland.
Neil says he’s joined RINA in pursuit of a new challenge and the opportunity to learn about some of the emerging technologies that are changing the industry, as well as helping others develop their skills to their full potential.
He comments: “To see young people achieving success is a huge part of who I am and I believe my role working alongside you all will be a big part of giving to the industry the future leaders for many years to come. “
Away from work, Neil volunteers as a Coastguard Rescue Officer for HMCG. He’s also a keen walker, Judo instructor and Rugby Union fan.