Coles is a maritime business professional with extensive leadership experience in maritime operations and technology. Most recently, Coles has been advising a number of blue chip private equity companies on maritime opportunities, prior to that he was President of Inmarsat Maritime, leading the division through a return to growth and integration of several acquisitions. Previously, Coles held the position of CEO of Globe Wireless during a period of significant growth in the development of innovative hardware and software solutions. Coles has also served 12 years at sea and spent 5 years as a maritime lawyer, as well as holding the position of Operations Director for Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping in Hong Kong. Coles is a Master Mariner, and holds a Masters Degree in Maritime Law from the University of Wales, Cardiff.
Commenting on his appointment, Coles said “Transas Marine is an agile, innovative, market leading organization and this is an extremely exciting opportunity to participate in the integration and consolidation of technology, efficiency and operations of the maritime industry.”