Paul Kennedy

Part of the Guardian Geomatics foundation team, Paul brings his strong technical and operational experience in industrial and Hydrographic surveying to establish high standards, rigorous procedures, confidence, and capability that Guardian Geomatics can deliver offshore projects.

As Operations Manager and Director of Marine Site Characterisation at Fugro in Australia, Paul’s role was to oversee the safe and efficient operation of survey projects undertaken in Australia, NZ and Papua New Guinea. A key focus of the role was to drive high quality projects to be delivered on time and on budget. This was achieved from the development of a robust business management system which was very process driven with procedures and work instructions.

From 2014 to 2017, Paul was the project director for the search for MH370. His role was to design the search systems, plan the execution of the search and to oversee the excellent team Fugro assembled. The project team consisted of more than 300 individual team members and is regarded as the single largest offshore survey ever undertaken.

Paul is a graduate in Oceanography, and post-graduate in Hydrographic surveying. He has worked in industry throughout his career, in Aberdeen, SE Asia and Australia as a data processor, Surveyor, Party Chief, Project Manager and Data Center Manager. Paul is a AHSCP Certified Level 1 Hydrographic Surveyor, and the SSSI Commissioner for Hydrography in Western Australia.