MAST appoint Rear Admiral Anthony Rix as new Business Development and Board advisor

International maritime security company MAST have announced today the appointment of Rear Admiral Anthony Rix as Business Development and Board advisor. Anthony's responsibilities within the team will include advising commercial ship-owners and private yacht owners on a range of maritime matters and supporting MAST on their global maritime security business.

Anthony previously worked for five years in London as Director of Maritime Security at Salamanca Risk Management Ltd and for 34 years as a Warfare Officer in Operations in the Royal Navy, where he retired as a Rear Admiral in 2009. He has proven expertise in Corporate Communications, Maritime Security policy and operations, Training, Equipment Procurement and Change Programmes in the UK and abroad, as well as extensive first-hand experience of Intelligence provision, team leading and security project management in the Middle East and West Africa.

Phil Cable, CEO and co-founder, MAST said:

“Anthony is an accomplished senior leader with wide-ranging command, leadership and operational experience, and we are looking forward to utilising his expertise within the team. MAST is in the final phase of completing a highly successful training project in Oman and as part of a Bae offset programme, we have trained the Omani Maritime Police and Coastguard in boarding and search techniques, navigation and general maritime skills.

” We are in a strong position to replicate this project in other territories and are speaking to officials West Africa, and also believe this product to be relevant to other Coastguard operations in South East Asia and the Gulf. I am confident that Anthony will be an invaluable asset in expanding and implementing projects such as these and warmly welcome him to MAST.”

Antony Rix commented:

“MAST is a market leader in maritime security and this is certainly an exciting time to be joining the team. Their strong international presence and impressive track record of past operational experience helped me make this decision, in what is a time of multiple maritime security threats around the globe. I look forward to helping deliver on MAST's core promises of professionalism and, integrity, and making the high seas a safer place to live and work in 2016.”


About MAST

MAST is a leading global security provider with the expertise and capability to provide comprehensive security advice, including the delivery of intelligence information, physical security solutions and technology. MAST is without doubt one of the pioneers in the maritime security industry, having been at the heart of development of the legal and operational standards that now allow clients to engage security services in the marine sector with confidence. With offices in the UK, USA, Malta, Oman, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Singapore and China, the company has the resources and the reach to provide clients with a complete solution.

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