Sperry Marine managing director James Collett has been elected president of Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM)
Mr Collett has served as a board member at CIRM since 2019 and chairs the subgroup reviewing the organisation’s strategy. He has led bridge systems integrator Sperry Marine as managing director for the last five years.
Before that he spent three years with satellite owner Intelsat, after 13 years with Inmarsat supporting the roll-out of digital maritime connectivity and FleetBroadband services.
CIRM is working on developing standards for interoperability and supporting regulatory development, as this become increasingly important to advancing digitalisation in the maritime industry. CIRM is dedicated to developing and sharing global standards for shipborne electronic equipment and systems.