Anthony H Gould, FRGS
Anthony has a distinguished career history as CEO and President of international public listed companies across the UK, USA, Asia, and Australia, including transportation, shipping and cargo handling companies. In early 2014 he acquired a substantial holding in Galileo Maritime Academy and has been responsible for the company's expansion and development as a world class maritime academy. An experienced trans-ocean yachtsman and navigator, Anthony was the Chairman of the Cruising Association (UK) and a long standing member of The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. He has owned several sailing and power yachts and has been a regular contributor to maritime publications.
Yacht Haven Marina
The family behind Yacht Haven Marina, which is the largest superyacht facility in Asia, and several other commercial port and ship yard facilities, shares our vision for the future of maritime training in the Asia Pacific and providing a unique standard of excellence in the region. That vision is fast becoming a reality as Galileo's facilities at Yacht Haven are quite outstanding and together we are creating a “university campus” style for the Galileo Maritime Academy buildings and specialist schools such as marine engineering, survival craft and rescue boats, advanced fire fighting, in-water survival and security.
Bill is a multi-ticketed professional mariner who arrived in Thailand in 1987 as crew on the famous racer-cruiser "Stormvogel". He joined Amanresorts at Amanpuri as founder of Amancruises, a major Asian superyacht charter operation. Over a 21 year period he managed more than 60 vessels and trained their crew. He founded pioneering boat building and marine maintenance operations in Phuket and is currently working with the Malaysian Government's Sovereign Fund, Khazanah Nasional, where he plans and develops luxury yachting facilities, marinas and integrated tourism projects for Johor Bahru and Langkawi. Billo' is a Thai citizen with his permanent home in Phuket. He is the co-author of The Southeast Asia Pilot.
Captain Bob Yapp
A keen sailor from early childhood, Bob joined the Royal Navy at Dartmouth College (UK) and went on to specialise in aviation as a Fleet Air Arm pilot. On leaving the Royal Navy after 12 years he moved to Hong Kong, joining Cathay Pacific Airways for 25 years. Bob moved on to the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department as a Flight Operations Inspector with regulatory oversight for the safety and standards of Hong Kong airlines. He will shortly be taking over as Manager, Line Operations for Hong Kong airlines. Throughout his flying career Bob continued his love for sailing, owning and building three yachts which he has raced in Hong Kong, the China Sea Race, The King's Cup and Phuket Race week.
Kanlaya studied law at Ramkhamhaeng University and assists with Galileo’s legal affairs. As a qualified beautician and stylist, she is a consultant instructor at Galileo for courses involving personal presentation and grooming.