HPI/ EU Conformity and Recent Changes in the Craft Directive
Alasdair Reay (CEO, HPi Verification Services, Ltd, Wallingford, United Kingdom)
With over 20 years in the marine transport and industrial sectors, Alasdair is an experienced engineer, naval architect, auditor, and surveyor. He is CEO of HPi Verification Services (HPiVS), a leading supplier of worldwide CE certification services for customers in various industries including marine, offshore, and oil and gas.
Prior to joining HPiVS, Alasdair was CEO of the CEproof Group of companies, which he successfully developed into the world’s largest consultancy in the field of EU-compliance for small marine craft. Alasdair has also worked as Business Development Manager for the consultancy arm of the American Bureau of Shipping, and Certification Manager for the Consultancy arm of the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
He began his career with Lloyds Register, where he joined the LR Graduate Recruitment Scheme as a trainee surveyor.
Alasdair holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering from University College, London, UK. In addition, he is also a qualified Lead Auditor (ISO9000), Maritime Auditor (ISM), and Chartered Engineer.
Alasdair is also a member of several prestigious institutions, including the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and the British Standards Institute’s small craft committee (GME/033). He is currently Chairman of the ‘Design & Construction’ sub-committee of The EU’s Recreational Craft Sectoral Group (RSG), responsible for the uniform application and interpretation of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) by all Notified Bodies and other parties with valid interest.