Daria is a qualified naval architect and chartered engineer with more than 10 years of experience covering ship design, marine consultancy, R&D, and project management.
In the past, she represented the UK MCA at IMO. Since 2005 she acts as an independent expert for European Commission. Her PhD followed by an industrial-led research project in the area of ship design have earned her the prestigious RINA-LR Ship Safety Award.
Daria’s core activity is design; in addition she provides such services as casualty investigation and expert witness. In parallel with engineering career, Daria studied yacht design at the Royal College of Art and, at Navalmartin, she is in charge of all creative projects.
Daria’s hobbies are submarines and racing classic yachts. She is helming S/Y St Christopher this season.