Simon Bonnett

Senior Vice President, Technical

Mr. Bonnett joined IRI’s London office in April 2010 as Safety & Technical Manager and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Technical in January 2018. His current responsibilities include oversight of the Recognized Organizations (Class Societies), their application of statutory regulations, and controls to maintain the superior quality of the RMI fleet. Prior to joining IRI, Mr. Bonnett was employed by Lloyd’s Register (LR) since 1997 where he contributed in a multitude of roles including ship design and information systems, plan approval of ship structures, surveying of existing and newly constructed vessels, and business development within LR’s Asian market. Mr. Bonnett worked in South Korea for over nine years before moving back to LR’s London office in 2009 as a senior specialist concentrating on business improvement and planning. Mr. Bonnett earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Marine Technology with Honours in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding, from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.