MAST is all about the people and the skills they bring in finding answers and solutions for clients.
Chief Executive Officer
Phillip is a co founder of MAST. Since leaving the Royal Navy where he held a Commission for 6 years, Phillip is a law graduate, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and has a Master’s degree in Maritime Law which provides him with an exceptional understanding of the sector’s specific insurance and legal requirements. Prior to his naval service he worked in the Lloyd’s of London Marine Insurance Market.
Phillip has been a key factor in the growth and diversification of the MAST group of companies and his vision and leadership has been consistent throughout. He has developed recognised industry leading expertise and presence and has been part of the underlying development of security and risk management industry.
Gerry Northwood OBE
Gerry is the Chairman of MAST. Since leaving the Royal Navy, where he reached the rank of Captain, he has enjoyed success in applying his hard won operations experience and skills to the commercial sector. During his naval career he commanded operations against Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean and narcotics smugglers in the Caribbean. He played a key role in the creation of the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) and Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa (MSCHOA) and for this he was awarded an OBE.
He is an acknowledged expert in counter piracy and maritime security matters and this has allowed him to help shape the nature of military counterpiracy operations in the Indian Ocean, and the increasingly Successful relationship between the military and commercial sectors. He is well placed to assist clients with finding practical and cost effective solutions to their maritime security needs.
Zoe Pyle is an Accountant of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Finance Director of MAST. Zoe has a strong track record and has worked in diverse industries including aerospace, defence and maritime.
She has a strong commercial focus and experience in commercial operational and financial management and has been instrumental in driving efficiencies across the business.
Philip is a co-founder of MAST and has been actively involved in the security and risk management industry since leaving the British Army in 1999. His experience during 18 years with the UK special forces (SAS) where he specialised in amphibious operations has given him a unique ability to identify the importance of an all embracing security package clients. Philip has been instrumental in leading the growth of the Company since its incorporation in 2005.