Keynote Speakers

Gwynne Lewis

Chief Executive
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)

Gwynne’s career in the maritime sector has spanned four decades and during that time has seen him become a marine industry authority. With a first-class honours degree in Ship Science and an Engineering Diploma from the University of Southampton, Gwynne joined Lloyd’s Register and from there took up executive positions across IBM and BMT before returning to Lloyd’s Register as initially Head of Product Development and then leading their Global Marine Consultancy business and becoming Head of Data, Digital and Software.

Dr Todd Mansell

First Assistant Director General, Technical
Australian Submarine Agency (ASA)

Dr Mansell is an experienced senior executive within the Australian Department of Defence where he is responsible for establishing ASA as an authorised submarine engineering organisation, as well as developing and applying the science, technology and innovation base Australia requires to be a safe and effective independent owner/operator of our nuclear-powered submarine capability.

He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program (AMP188). With 35 years experience in submarine research, development, acquisition and operations analysis, Dr Mansell’s contribution to submarines has been recognised with the Minister for Defence, Award for Scientific Achievement.

Associate Professor Warren Smith, PhD, FRINA, MSNAME

Naval Architecture Coordinator
UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy

Warren Smith’s career has been written in two chapters.

Firstly, as a professional engineer, he was a practicing naval architect for 20 years with the Australian Department of Defence, which included his university education at the University of NSW, Sydney (BE(NavArch)) and higher degree research at the University of Houston, Texas, USA (MS(ME), PhD(OR)). His appointments included various specialist engineering positions in ship hydrodynamics, ship stability, ship concept design development and ship project costing. They also included project management positions with experience in the development of requirements; risk management; tender evaluation methodologies and change management.

Tim Speer

Design Development Manager

Tim Speer started his career as a yacht designer with Scott Jutson. He then worked for Det Norske Veritas as a plan approval engineer, focused on the structural review of high-speed vessels. Tim moved to Western Australia in 1993 working initially for Sea Spray Boats, then joining Austal in 1994, as a senior naval architect for the first Austal Car Ferry delivered into the European market.

For further information regarding the IMC 2023 International Maritime Conference contact the Conference Secretariat at:

IMC 2023 International Maritime Conference Secretariat
PO Box 339