Announcement of our new CEO

Below is a transcript of the letter written by our Chairman of Council, Peter Metcalf, to our members, announcing the succession of the CEO. We would like to congratulate  Steve Hall on his new role as the CEO of the SUT. We look forward to working with Mr Hall and to seeing what the future brings for the Society.


To All SUT Members

Dear Member,

Succession of CEO

As you will be aware, last year Bob Allwood announced he would be retiring in April this year and therefore standing down as CEO of the SUT after over 7 years in post.  We instigated a search and ended with a short list of four excellent candidates.  After some considerable discussion we decided on Mr Steve Hall and I am delighted to say that he has accepted the position and will be starting on 1 April.

Steve is well known to many of the SUT Members, having chaired the Education and Training Committee for seven years and as a Member of Council for two years.  Since starting his career in 1986 in a small private sector engineering survey company, he has over 30 years of experience in the marine science, technology, energy, policy and education sector, and is currently Head of the International and Strategic Partnerships Office at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre. Steve is Chair of the Marine Science Coordination Committee’s International Working Group and Head of the UK delegation and ad-hominem Vice-Chair at UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

I am sure that all Members will give Steve the support that Bob has enjoyed over the last seven years.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Metcalf, Chairman of Council.