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RIN AGM and Annual Meeting - Prize Winners and Election Results

11 July 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Clare Stead
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Following a successful AGM and Annual Meeting, the Royal Institute of Navigation is delighted to report the election results and prize winners for 2017-2018. Thanks to all of our members who voted and attended the meeting. Watch this space for a full report of the event. 

Honorary Officers

A handshake to hand over the Presidency (Prof Terry Moore and Capt. James Taylor OBE). Image credit: Rob Lacey


Terry Moore

Vice Presidents

Kate Jeffery

Rod Angel

Chair, Audit and Risk Committee

Phil Butlin


Appointments to Council

Alan Grant
Paul Hanna
Serdjo Kos
Robert Orr
Dag Pike
Simon Gaskin

Certificates of Achievement
  • Shaesta Waiz for the Dreams Soar project, notably her achievement flying around the world solo and project focus of inspiring girls that they can be pilots and STEM professionals

  • David Hempleman Adams for Polar Ocean Challenge:
    Navigating the North East and North West Passages in a single season for the first time in a metal-hulled yacht

  • Christopher Telfer, Head of Physics, and James Styles, Head of Chemistry, Epsom College, for their inspiring work on extra curricula STEM activities for balloon tracking and self-steering model yacht

For the full list of TopNav results please see

Fellowship FRIN

Stephen Austin - In recognition of his contribution to the safety of maritime operations and navigation through the development and implementation of national and international policy and technical standards 
Mark Dumville - In recognition of his leading role in detecting and countering GNSS interference
Glen Gibbons - In recognition of his globally respected journalism, raising awareness and sharing knowledge of GNSS
Steve Guest - In recognition of his contribution to the advancement of safe navigation at sea
Anthony Haddrell - In recognition of his leading role in developing consumer-grade GNSS technology for mobile devices
Rakesh Pandit - In recognition of his long-standing contribution to international organisations on maritime safety and his active role in education on this subject
Air Commodore E W Tyack - In recognition of his contribution over many years to aeronautical navigation, flight trials and national defence policy formulation
Frank van Diggelen - In recognition of his innovative contributions to the science, technology and availability of mass-market GNSS
Tom Willems - In recognition of his contribution to the development and support of Galileo Test User Segment receivers during the Galileo in-orbit validation phase 
Brian Williamson - In recognition of his work on improving resolution of marine navigation disputes

JED Williams Silver Medal

For an outstanding contribution to the affairs of the institute

David Goddard - In recognition of his diligence in proactively improving governance of the Institute in relation to risk management, succession planning and professional registration
Roger McKinley - In recognition of thought leadership in resilient PNT and new technologies, notably Quantum and Blackett reviews; and broad promotion of RIN

Richey Medal

Best paper in The Journal of Navigation (2017)

Professor J Kemp (posthumous)

The Cinderella Navigation Aid:
The Use of the Lead and Line in British Ships From the 16th to 20th Century
Journal of Navigation Volume 70, p671

Duke of Edinburgh’s Navigation Award for Technical Achievement

Chronos Technology Ltd - In recognition of technical excellence and authority in satellite navigation and timing vulnerabilities and mitigations
Professor Charles Curry
Managing Director