MTCC-Pacific forms part of the Global MTCC Network (GMN) to build the capacity of developing countries for climate mitigation in the maritime shipping industry. GMN project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The global network project is implemented by IMO and funded by the European Union.

Meet The Team

Thierry Nervale

Deputy Director Transport
Thierry has been the Deputy Director of the Pacific Community (SPC) in charge of the Transport Programme since July 2014. Thierry comes from New Caledonia, where he was the Deputy Director of Maritime Affairs, responsible for managing the territory's Maritime Navigation and Safety Department. He holds a Master's Degree in Law and Safety of Maritime and Oceanic Activities from the University of Nantes (France). With his 26-year experience in the French Navy, in Maritime Affairs and in SPC, Thierry has a deep understanding of the challenges and the solutions to address issues in the governance of maritime transport and the technical assistance to Small Islands Developing States.

Mark Davis

Transport GHG Adviser
Over the last year, Mark has been working on an ADB project in the Solomon Islands helping their Maritime Safety Administration meet the requirements of MARPOL. Mark has been a Consultant for the last 10 years, working for five years in Queensland on Australia’s largest LNG projects where he focused on coastal-marine science, and engineering, planning and legal issues. Mark started as a Petroleum Geologist in the 1980's before seeing the green light and completing post graduate Environmental Science studies in 1992. In the 1990's Mark worked for the New Zealand’s Department of Conservation and then Fletcher Challenge, NZs largest company. In 2001, he moved to Townsville , the marine science center in Australia, where he provided advice to most of the major coastal-marine organisations in North Queensland. To contact Mark: [email protected]

Mohammed Asid Zullah

Maritime Industry Energy Efficiency Officer
Zullah, formally Mohammed Asid Zullah was recently recruited the Maritime Industry Energy Efficiency Officer for the MTCC-Pacific project. Zullah originally hails from Tavua, Fiji Islands but has spent the last 10 years working in South Korea in the field of renewable energy and shipping industry with a classification society. Zullah has diverse experience and technical knowledge on energy efficient ship technologies; and maritime codes and practices verifying machinery designs installed on newly built and existing vessels. He holds a Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Korea Maritime and Ocean University in Busan, Korea. He is the first Fijian to receive a PhD from the University and the first PhD graduate in Korea since the establishment of the Fiji Embassy in Korea. Prior to this, Zullah obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering from the University of the South Pacific and briefly worked as a Project Engineer for Total (Fiji) Limited in 2007 before moving to South Korea. To contact Zullah: [email protected]

Lore Croker

Lore worked as an Administration and Information Assistance with the Pacific Community for nine years before joining the MTCC-Pacific Project. Lore holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Geoscience from the University of the South Pacific and brings with her extensive publication, communication and documentation experiences. For the MTCC-Pacific, Lore will be looking after administrative, communicational, informational and budgetary work along with website content management. To contact Lore: [email protected]