Michael Humphries

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Mike Humphries

Michael qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer in 1974 and since that time his professional career has been mainly as a structural engineer with a special interest in timber structures. He holds degrees from the universities of Liverpool, London and California and has worked with major consultancies including Brian Colquhoun & Partners, Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners, Ove Arup & Partners, the Environment Agency and NGOs.

Following an academic career with the University of Westminster, in 1989 he bought a 1904 built Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter which he re-built with the assistance of ‘Sam’ Samuels, and which he subsequently operated commercially as skipper for 12 years, mostly sailing in the Hebrides. He is currently a volunteer with the Clydebuilt Association/Friends of the Glenlee based at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, and is treasurer for the Balfron Award Group in Stirlingshire, responsible for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.