Secure Maritime Consulting

Change Agent + Trainer for Maritime + Aviation Security
Viv Wright
Corner Brook, NL
Consulting Experience

Critical National Infrastructure

Senior Maritime Training Advisor to the Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA), UAE government

Strategic level planning and implementation of maritime training programs, including:

  • The creation of a state-of-the-art maritime training centre.
  • Development of policies, standards, assessment and operating procedure.
  • Advising on vocational and education training needs for maritime career pathways.
  • Procurement of equipment and training aids.
Man in dark suit with red tie sits with palm trees in the background.
Photo: Viv Wright in Abu Dhabi
Liaison Experience

Maritime Security Operations Centre

Senior Intelligence Officer, Canada Border Services Agency

Liaison Officer for CBSA attached to the Maritime Security Operations Centre (MSOC) core project team.

MSOC was a combined effort of 5 government departments to create new centres with state-of-the-art IT, integrated information management and physical infrastructure capable of carrying out the mission and mandate.

Man in blue uniform with "Canada" government badges on the shoulders.
Photo: Viv's early uniform days with CBSA
Training Experience

College of the North Atlantic - Qatar

Lead Instructor for Maritime + Aviation Security Programs, CNA-Q

Developed and delivered courses for the Ministry of Interior - Police and airport security personnel - specializing in X-ray operation and scanning, IED recognition and personal search techniques.

Developed and delivered specialized courses for VIP protection teams and maritime crew vessel security.

Old fashioned wooden boat sails past modern architecture.
Photo: Dhows sail past the Museum of Islamic Arts
Professional Development


  • Masters Degree, Leading Innovation and Change, York St John University, UK
  • Masters dissertation: study of the change methodology used to amalgamate 8 police forces into the national force,  Police Scotland.
  • Post-Graduate Certificate, Terrorism Studies, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Languages: English, Spanish and French
Intricate University crest.
Photo: Crest of York St John University