OceansAdvance Board Member - Past Chair
President, Currach Consulting Limited

Mike Maguire is a Professional Engineer and innovation leader with a career spanning more than 3 decades in international offshore energy, marine transportation and ocean technology. His steadfast commitment to advancing Newfoundland and Labrador’s (NL) ocean economy is illustrated through a track record that includes certification of Canada’s first offshore floating oil and gas production facility, launching NL’s first operator-directed local R&D and innovation program, and drafting Canada’s next generation offshore oil and gas regulations.

Mike is a graduate of Memorial University’s Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering program and maintains professional accreditation in Newfoundland and Labrador, the United Kingdom and Europe. He started his career as a Lloyd’s Register Ship and Engine Surveyor, and project manager for technical and regulatory verification of offshore oil and gas developments in the UK North Sea and other international jurisdictions. Mike returned to St. John’s to lead the Certifying Authority team for the Terra Nova Field Development, and subsequently established a successful independent practice through Currach Consulting Limited.

Mike has served as Chair of the OceansAdvance Board for the past five years and also Chairs the Board of SpringBoard Atlantic. He is a member of Lloyd’s Register’s Offshore Technical Committee and contributes to the development of Canadian and ISO Standards for Offshore Structures and Arctic Operations as Chair of Canada’s Working Group for Floating Offshore Structures.