Ian Millen is an independent maritime consultant and owner of ‘Millennia Insights Ltd’ operating across a number of maritime and marine areas, where he helps clients to ‘join the dots through the optimal management and exploitation of information, intelligence and supporting technologies – a key theme in his background and experience.
Prior to his current role, Ian enjoyed a 30-year career as a Royal Navy officer and practitioner in intelligence and operations. In 2007, he retired from the RN to join the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), where he added insight into the nefarious activities of international criminals to his maritime intelligence experience. Prior to setting up his own company in January 2017, Ian spent the previous five years in the award-winning maritime intelligence company, Dryad Maritime, initially as Director of Intelligence and latterly as the Chief Operating Officer. The company helped shipping sector clients to mitigate the risks of maritime piracy, crime and other threats.
In addition to his day job, Ian is the President of the London Chapter of the Propeller Club of the United States and Chairman of the Solent Marine & Maritime Steering Group, a regional based in Portsmouth. These activities, alongside being a self-confessed maritime enthusiast and ship spotter, allow him to engage with a wide network of national and international maritime professionals and charities and is involved in regional maritime sector growth.