Two highly experienced Associates with executive experience worldwide have joined TMG as Senior Consultants.
Jonathan Powis AFNI, FRAS, BSc and John Crummie BA(Hons) MBA have been welcomed aboard as we continue to expand following our busiest start to a year so far, with demand continuing to rise for our expert specialist services.
John brings considerable experience in cruise and ferries customer service and onboard hotel services from his experience as the passenger services director for Danish ferry company DFDS.
Jonathan, who is known as Jonty, has substantial professional experience as a project leader, including senior positions in high profile projects with Rolls-Royce.
Our Managing Director Malcolm Parrott said: “The appointment of John and Jonty is another significant milestone as TMG continues to grow.
“As a well-established international maritime service and management company, consultancy and broker, we only appoint Senior Consultants of the highest calibre
“John and Jonty bring world class expertise and formidable experience for the benefit of our existing clients and as we seek to support more businesses and organisations across the globe.
“We are delighted to welcome them aboard, and we look forward to them playing key roles in our future success.”
Jonty spent more than 30 years in the British Royal Navy, specialising in submarines and navigation.
As well as command positions, Jonty served at the British Embassy in Washington, in the MoD in London and as Submarine Operations Officer for NATO and as the Operational Head of the UK Submarine Rescue Service.
On leaving the Navy he worked in Rolls-Royce introducing into service the UK, France and Norway’s ‘NATO’ Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) before providing a similar rescue system for the Indian Navy.
Jonty has written several policy papers and information sheets on such subjects as payloads, speed/endurance requirements, operational cycles and UK warship programme failures.
He has acted in Business Development and Market analysis for Submarine Escape and Rescue (SMER), been a Technical Advisor for Millennium Films, assisted with proposals to the Vietnam Navy for hyperbaric facilities and acted as a SMER Consultant for the MoD.
Jonty has published magazine articles on naval history and escape and rescue issues.
He has also made programmes for various TV companies and BBC R4, advised on films and books and is an occasional lecturer.
Jonty said: “TMG has a world class reputation for excellence and I am looking forward to helping the company move into the next phase of its growth.”
John has a record of creating tailor-made solutions that address opportunities and challenges to help clients grow profits, confidence and sustainability.
His extensive experience includes visible and active engagement from board level to front line team leading.
With generalist experience as well as ferries, he also has in-depth knowledge of ferries, passenger shipping, travel, tourism and retail sectors.
John has a solid record providing strategic leadership and direction, growing award winning brands and great teams. His skills include strategic thinking, sales and marketing, business and people development and change management. He is MBA, Digital Marketing, Leadership and Management qualified.
His experience as longstanding Managing Director at DFDS Seaways Ltd included building and developing award-winning commercial and operational teams across a wide range of areas.
John’s wider experienced includes a key role in the multi-million re-launch of the Butlins brand whilst at the Rank Organisation.
John holds a Level 5 Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring, an MBA Management and Business Administration, Diploma in Digital Marketing, Diploma in Management Studies and BA (Hons) Social Studies (Economics).
John said: “It is an exciting time to be joining TMG as the company continues to extend its support for businesses and organisations in an increasingly competitive and uncertain world.”
Both John and Jonty are based in the UK although available for global projects and support.