Organisation Structure - Director of Marine Operations
Peter Steen was appointed director of marine operations in November 2009. He is responsible for PLA marine services, hydrographic services, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering and navigation systems engineering.
Peter joined the PLA in 1989 as a duty officer at the Thames Barrier Navigation Centre after 17 years at sea, having served onboard vessels as varied as general cargo and bulk carriers on deep sea routes, inshore survey vessels, dive support craft, and tugs in the North Sea oil fields. He later moved to the Salvage Team and was appointed marine services manager, overseeing the PLA's diving, salvage, and oil spill clearance operations, in 1996.