National Officers

Capt. Dermot Gray

Capt. Dermot Gray

President

Dermot Gray is a seagoing Ships Master with the Commissioners of Irish Lights. Dermot joined the Commissioners of Irish Lights in 1988 after having sailed worldwide with UK company  Buries Markes Ship Management Ltd. During his time with Irish Lights  he has sailed as Navigating Officer, Chief Officer and appointed Master ILV Granuaile in January 2000. He has served at Irish Lights headquarters in seconded positions as Marine Assistant, Assistant Project Manager for building ILV Granuaile and as Coast and Ship Superintendent.  He achieved his Class 1 (un-limited) Master Mariners certificate in 1996 from John Moores University Liverpool. Dermot has been an IIMM Council member since 2013. He served as Secretary, Deputy President and was nominated as President at Annual General Assembly in 2019

Capt. Tony Mulcahy

Capt. Tony Mulcahy

Deputy President

Tony Mulcahy has been a Pilot with the Port of Cork for more than twelve years. Before taking up his current position Tony served on various vessel types including Car Carriers, Bulk Cargo vessels and Ferries.

Capt. Terry Burke

Capt. Terry Burke

Secretary

Capt. Trevor Crowley

Capt. Trevor Crowley

Treasurer

Captain Trevor Crowley is a Ship Master at sea with Chevron Shipping and is currently appointed Master of the company cadet training vessel in the international fleet.
Holds an unlimited Class 1 Masters Certificate of Competency and is a graduate of Cork Institute of Technology.
He served his cadetship with Texaco Overseas Tankship Limited and has worked for Northern Marine Management and Chevron Shipping.
Over a career at sea spanning 3 decades he has sailed worldwide on tankers from coasters to VLCCs and commanded DP class 1 and 2 shuttle tankers in the North Sea and offshore Brazil.
National Treasurer of the IIMM since 2018 having previously being a council member.

National Council 

Capt. Michael McCarthy

Capt. Michael McCarthy

Council Member

Captain Michael McCarthy is the current Chairman of Cruise Europe, former Commercial Manager of the Port of Cork Company Ireland, and Past President of the Irish Institute of Master Mariners. He is a Class 1 Master Mariner and a University College Cork postgraduate in Management and Marketing. Michael has set up a private consultancy company having built up an extensive knowledge of the port and shipping sector over the last 49 years including Port Operations, Terminal Management, EU Cruise and Motorways of the Seas Initiatives and in the private sector as a former Director/ P&I Marine Surveyor with Sea Service, Marine Cargo Insurance Surveyors and Master with Irish Shipping Limited.

Capt. Roddy Cooke

Capt. Roddy Cooke

Council Member

Roddy Cooke BA (Hons.) M.Sc. is a lecturer at the National Maritime College of Ireland. He holds a Master Mariners Certificate of Competency, serving nineteen years at sea in all ranks followed by seven years as a marine pilot with the Port of London Authority. He took up his present role in 2005.

Roddy has sailed on a wide variety of ship-types to include L.P.G. tankers, O.B.O.’s, Bulk carriers and container vessels.

 He has previously served as Hon. Treasurer of the Institute.

Capt. Catriona Dowling

Capt. Catriona Dowling

Council Member

Captain Catríona Dowling is the newly appointed Navigation Services Manager at the Commissioners of Irish Lights prior to taking on this role she was the Harbour Master of Warrenpoint Harbour which is Northern Ireland’s second commercial Port and the fifth on the Island of Ireland. With 14 years of seagoing experience on board a variety of vessel types , 6 years shore-based Senior Management experience supported by Master’s Degree in Shipping Operations, an Honors Degree in Nautical Science and a Masters Mariner’s Unlimited Certificate of Competency she has developed a unique set of specialist skills and knowledge within the Maritime Industry. Catríona was the first female Harbour Master in the history of the Island of Ireland and was one of only two in the United Kingdom at the time. Catríona received the 6th CIT STEM Graduate Achievement Award at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) for her significant contribution in a professional context. As the Navigation Services Manager for Irish Lights Catriona is responsible for leading a team that provides expert navigation and maritime safety advice, to the senior management team, CEO, Board and external stakeholders of Irish Lights and for the provision and ongoing development and delivery of key statutory and operational services that meet the challenges and opportunities that exist in the wider national and international environment a role which is as challenging as it is diverse.