Pete Southgate of the Wright Maritime Group was appointed co-chairman of the technical committee of the International Superyacht Society.
The ISS said Southgate is a shipbuilder, naval architect and marine surveyor with experience spanning 30 years in the maritime industry. He also is a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
After a period with Lloyd's Register, London, specializing in yachts and passenger ships, Southgate worked with the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency and was involved in the implementation and expansion of the Large Yacht Code and directly responsible for the development of LY2, the ISS said.
Southgate joined the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry as a marine surveyor, shipping master and policy adviser. More recently he played a lead role in the development of the Red Ensign Group Passenger Yacht Code, which was first published in November 2011, the ISS said.
Southgate obtained a law degree from the University of London in 2009 and recently completed the Legal Practice Course with the University of Law in London.
The ISS Technical Committee — co-chaired by A.J. Anderson of the Wright Maritime Group — works with yacht builders, flag state and port state regulators, classification societies and crew organizations in developing regulations and best practices for the yacht industry.