Na­tional Mar­itime Col­lege ap­points new head

Irish Examiner - County - - NEWS - Sean O’Rior­dan

A new head has been ap­pointed to over­see the Na­tional Mar­itime Col­lege of Ire­land (NMCI) in Rin­gask­iddy.

Cor­mac Ge­bruers re­places Conor Mowlds as head of the col­lege af­ter the lat­ter re­cently took up an ap­point­ment as com­mer­cial man­ager at the Port of Cork.

Mr Ge­bruers be­gan his ca- reer as a deck of­fi­cer in the mer­chant navy, grad­u­at­ing from Cork RTC (sub­se­quently CIT) in 1993.

He later com­pleted a BSc (Hons) in Com­puter Sci­ence at UCC.

Af­ter a pe­riod work­ing as chief tech­ni­cal of­fi­cer and as a di­rec­tor with an early Cork RTC spin-out com­pany, Mr Ge­bruers spent four years in com­puter sci­ence re­search in

Sci­ence Foun­da­tion Ire­land’s first ma­jor cen­tre, the Cork Con­straint Com­pu­ta­tion Cen­tre.

Be­fore join­ing the NMCI in 2012 as its re­search and in­no­va­tion man­ager, Mr Ge­bruers spent seven years with Transas, a multi­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion fo­cussed on mar­itime nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems where he held the post of deputy unit di­rec­tor.

In that role, he worked ex­ten­sively around the world which in­cluded a one-year stint in China.

He also rep­re­sented Transas at the In­ter­na­tional Mar­itime Or­gan­i­sa­tion and on United States Coast Guard tech­ni­cal com­mit­tees.

In ad­di­tion to his work at the NMCI, Mr Ge­bruers is also a mem­ber of the CIT Re­search Ethics Com­mit­tee and the CIT

School of Grad­u­ate Stud­ies Steer­ing Com­mit­tee.

The new mar­itime col­lege head is CIT’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive on the Marine Re­search Ad­vi­sory Group and, from 2012 un­til last year, Mr Ge­bruers had been a mem­ber of the Spike Is­land Steer­ing Com­mit­tee which sup­ported the is­land’s suc­cess­ful de­vel­op­ment into an in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tor at­trac­tion.

Cor­mac Ge­bruers has been ap­pointed as head of the Na­tional Mar­itime Col­lege of Ire­land.

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