John Goulden has a Chief Officer's Certificate of Competency and joined the NAFC Marine Centre in April 2019.
John initially worked at sea as a crewman on commercial recreational boats, before progressing to Able Seaman (AB) on ro-ro passenger ferries. He then joined Clyde Marine as an officer cadet, working with Odjell SE where he worked his way up to Chief Mate serving on chemical tankers.
John has since worked for BP (oil & product tankers), Shell (product tankers) and Thome (chemical tankers).
He has also worked on shore in a number of maritime-related roles, including security, project management, commercial operations, port operations, marine superintendent, and trainer.