Mark Dickinson is the General Secretary of Nautilus International, the union for maritime professionals in the UK, Netherlands and Switzerland. Mark is a former seafarer having joined the British Merchant Navy in 1978. In 1983, having secured his Officer of the Watch Certificate and an ONC in Nautical Science he came ashore to study and gained a BSc (Hons) in Maritime Studies at Cardiff University. In 1992, he gained an MSc (Econ) with distinction in Industrial Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Mark has had a 39-year career in the maritime industry and occupies several senior positions internationally in the ITF Seafarers’ Section, ITF Fair Practices Committee and ETF Maritime Transport Section where he champions the interests of maritime professionals. Mark is also the elected spokesperson for European Seafarers on the EU Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee on Maritime Transport.
Nationally Mark is also a member of the TUC General Council, a Trustee Director of the MNOPF and Ensign Retirement Plan, a Trustee of Seafarers UK, the MNWB, MEF/MTT to name but a few of his additional roles and responsibilities.