IYT's founders represent 20 years of seafaring and yachting leadership and experience. This expertise has been adopted and endorsed by the world's leading regulatory authorities (MCA, USCG, The Marshall Islands, PADI), representing the gold standard for professional and recreational marine training and accreditation.

IYT Advisory Board of Directors

Martin Cronin

Before moving to the private sector, as a Defense and Security Consultant, Martin was British Consul-General in Vancouver, Canada. He has had over twenty years of experience in international diplomacy with the British Government, including postings in Yemen, Jordan, Sweden, Pakistan, Iraq and Canada. His areas of expertise include counter-terrorism, conflict resolution, security policy, the Government-Corporate interface and international trade and investment.

Mark Pigott

Mark’s 35-year career in marketing communications & brand strategy includes working with major worldwide advertising firms. He has counseled many of Canada’s leading private sector brand and not for profit organizations. His experience draws from virtually every marketing strategy, media channel, research and performance based model over the last three decades. The Advertising Industry honored Mark with a lifetime achievement award in 1999 for his many contributions. In 2000, Mark founded Brand Insights Group TM, a unique, strategic consulting discipline, specializing in guiding firms to higher levels of strategic alignment, employee engagement, brand enhancement and financial outcomes.

Founding Directors

Mark Fry

CEO & Managing Director
Mark is a twenty year veteran Superyacht Captain and is the founder of International Yacht Training which operates in 46 countries across the globe. Mark is also a freelance writer for numerous nautical publications and is a guest speaker at numerous maritime conferences worldwide. He sits on the MCA Yacht Qualifications panel and has been a consultant for many different governments establishing safety regulations and certification qualifications for their mariners. He is a highly successful entrepreneur who has a proven track record with the skills set and the experience required to build small companies into international corporations. He is highly motivated with exceptional organizational skills, vision and the ability to succeed.

Jennifer Dunning Fry

Director of Training
Jennifer has 17 years experience in the apparel industry including product management, marketing and product licensing. These roles required liaising with university athletic departments, MLB and NFL Properties requiring extensive domestic and global travel. Jennifer developed International Yacht Training and IYT Worldwide's operations, administration and finance processes.

Management Team

Kathleen McDicken

CPA, CGA Financial Controller
Kathleen is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in finance and business operations in a variety of industries. She spent 13 years at a creative marketing agency, performing a dual role as Controller and Print Production Manager. She has acquired a wealth of experience in financial reporting, strategic planning, process and project management, customer and vendor relations, and human resources.

Bruce Chapman

Australia Operations
Bruce was a member of the International Board Sailing Association (IBSA) including the Olympic class, an international sailing judge for eight years, sat on international sailing juries including the Singapore Yachting Association and the Secretary of the Board Sailing Association of Singapore, as well as the National Coach for the Singapore windsurfing team. In 2000, he was the recipient of the "Australian Sports Medal" for contributions to sport.