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The team

The Smartship team has a combined maritime experience of over 60 years. The Smartship team offers national and international maritime experience and an individual client focused service offering.

Captain

Peter Listrup

Director and Principal Instructor

Peter Listrup

Captain Listrup is a Master Mariner with over 30 years of seagoing experience, including 10 years in command. Peter has considerable and extensive experience in the operations and management of marine simulators. Prior to his role as Director of Smartship Australia Peter was the Vice President of the Star Cruises Ship Simulator in Malaysia.

Captain

Mike Hooley

Senior Instructor

Mike Hooley

Mike has over 25 years in the marine industry, commencing as a dual (deck and marine engineering) cadet and working his way up to Master Mariner and Chief Engineer on board large passenger ships. He then moved ashore to assume the position of Designated Person Ashore and oversaw Safety, Environment, and Maritime Compliance departments. Prior to his role as Senior Instructor with Smartship, Mike was a senior transport safety investigator and acting manager with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Captain

Giuseppe Ferretti de Luca 

Senior Instructor

Captain Giuseppe Ferretti de Luca

Captain Ferretti de Luca is a master mariner with 30 years’ experience in the maritime industry, having served in the Italian Navy and sailed on Princess, Carnival UK and P&O Australia cruise ships, as well as having worked ashore for Carnival Australia and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Giuseppe has an extensive experience in navigation, maritime operations, vessels survey & certification, defence, safety and government management. Giuseppe joined Smartship in August 2021. 

Hugh Ferrar

Simulator System Manager

Hugh Ferrar

Hugh Ferrar is responsible for the technical and systems support activities at Smartship Australia. Hugh has many years of experience in information technology, and has previously worked as a Simulation Consultant operating a full mission ship simulator in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Hugh holds a Master Class 5 and a Yachtmaster, logging about 10,000 miles at sea as a delivery skipper and sailing instructor.

Cameron McKenzie

Simulator Systems Support Officer

Cameron McKenzie

Cameron McKenzie has a Bachelor of Games Design from Griffith University and a Diploma of Information Technology Networking. Cameron is responsible for the in-house production of highly realistic 3D port models, in addition to providing specialised technical support and assistance with training exercises. Prior to joining Smartship Cameron held a range of positions in hospitality and retail, and spent some time working overseas.