Donna’s return strengthens marine offering at Marex

Donna Van Damme (Marex)

ABERDEEN-based risk management specialist Marex is welcoming Donna Van Damme back to the team as marine consultant.

The appointment strengthens Marex’s mission to grow a balanced business and deliver more services and products of value within hazardous environments.

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Originally from the north-east of England, Donna travelled the world working for Maersk as a cadet and junior officer. She moved on to work for Svitzer as an officer on a harbour tug on the river Tees for five years before family relocation took her to Aberdeen. There, she spent three and a half years working at Marex from 2013.

Now based in Lowestoft, Donna has been working under contract for Marex for the last 18 months and officially rejoined the team on 1 January 2024.

“I loved my time working for Marex in Aberdeen so it’s great to be back,” she said.

“I’ll be working on growing our profile here in East Anglia, as well as continuing to carry out vessel inspections and marine assurance activities. Marex has such a strong professional reputation, having been dealing with safety cases in the energy industry from the start.

“It’s this breadth of specialist knowledge that makes us so well placed to support organisations working in other hazardous industries.”

Managing director Wayne Henderson said: “We’re delighted to welcome Donna back to Marex. Her proven and extensive experience in the marine environment will be invaluable as we continue our transition to a better energy future.

“Marex’s expertise in the marine sector has provided significant opportunities in renewables, especially in the East Anglia region, with our reputation allowing us to connect with other like-minded organisations.

“We work hard to build trust because our aim is to develop long-term relationships with our clients. It’s good to know our honest and open-minded approach seems to strike a chord within the team as well!”

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