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Rory McGuire
Partner at Flagship Management


Flagship Maritime Consultants Ltd (FMC) is a maritime consultancy firm based in Ireland and the US and providing a range of services to the global maritime industry. The company was founded by a group of experienced maritime professionals and is based in Ireland and the US.

Under their brand, ‘Flagship Management’, they operate one of the world’s leading headhunting and recruitment firms servicing the global maritime industry. They count the majority of the cruise industry’s leading operators as clients.

Rory has over 25 years of experience in maritime development in the private and public sectors. He managed the Irish government’s maritime development agency and, as part of the agency’s remit, was responsible for developing and promoting maritime education and training policy. He was also responsible for the provision of advice on maritime policy to the Irish government and the provision of specialist maritime taxation advice to government representatives in Europe, the Middle East and South Africa. An Economics graduate from the National University of Ireland, Rory also holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University

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Agenda Sessions

  • Effective training partnerships – investing in intellectual capital