Roger Armson: Founder & Chairman and Company Secretary, Armada Technologies Ltd :

Experience: Commercial and operations director, ports & shipping companies.

  • Armada Technologies Ltd, formerly
  • Director & Chairman of the Board: Larne Harbour Ltd & Port of Cairnryan Ltd
  • Consultant and small business operator
  • Operations Director: Stena Line, DFDS, Norfolkline (Maersk), Norse Merchant Ferries
  • Business Development Director: Antrak International (CMA CGM)
  • Operations Director: OT Africa Line (CMA CGM)
  • Navigating Officer onboard general cargo & tanker vessels trading world wide


  • MBA, Kingston University
  • Certificate of Competency, Deck Officer, unlimited

Alex Routledge:  Founder & CEO, Armada Technologies Ltd

Experience: Technical entrepreneur and product leader

  • Naval Architect, Royal Dutch Shell: Design, engineering & construction of maritime assets
  • Technical Superintendent, Qatar Gas: LNG Fleet Management
  • Project Engineer, Full scale installation & performance verification of Air Lubrication system


  • MBA Candidate, Said Business School, Oxford
  • Master of Engineering (Honors) Naval Architecture, Newcastle University
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Technology Newcastle University

Johann van der Merwe: Finance Director, Armada Technologies Ltd

Experience: Finance sector.

Consultant at RAND Strategy Advisors.

Experienced consultant with investment banking experience with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry.

Chartered Financial Analyst.


  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) (Hons.), focused on Investment Management from University of Johannesburg.
  • Currently undertaking fulltime MBA at Oxford SAID University.¬†

Mike Delisle: Marine Manager, Armada Technologies Ltd

Experience:  Marine Engineer and Technical Manager

  • Marine Engineer and Chief Engineer on a variety of Merchant ships
  • Fleet Technical Superintendent (Shore) at companies such as V Ships, Maersk, DFDS, & Stena Line

Education: Qualified Chief Engineer