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John Riding is the Managing Director and founder of MARICO Marine.
Following a career at sea he undertook a Master’s Degree, working first in the marine casualty market and then the nuclear industry. At the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency he was a key player in the development of IMO's Formal Safety Assessment system. In 1996 he commenced applying this new science to shipping at ports, harbours and terminals. Now with over 22 years’ experience in this field, John has worked with marine regulators, harbour authorities and port companies worldwide.
Currently based in the NZ office, where Marico developed a methodology to apply risk techniques to charting and decision making for Charting Improvements.