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Giuseppe Saieva

Head of Cadet Education

Warsash Maritime School


Giuseppe spent most of his childhood living in Nigeria and he has since travelled extensively around the world. He joined P&O Cruises in Southampton and was responsible for all the pre and post cruise tours, plus the ship turnaround operations. He then worked for Menzies Aviation who are a large global ground handler.

Giuseppe was regional general manager for Africa with the commercial and operational responsibilities for six airports in West Africa. He was then seconded to work on a management project team to manage a start-up operation at Gatwick airport for Easyjet.

In 2007, he was appointed as an operations project manager at DP World Southampton, working on a range of projects to improve terminal efficiency. After being made redundant as a consequence of the economic downturn he joined Solent University as a part-time lecturer in the business school before finally joining the maritime team.

Further information

Industry experience

  • Change management consultant, DP World Southampton, May – Sept 2009.
  • General projects manager, DP World Southampton, Aug 2007 – May 2009.
  • Project start-up manager – Gatwick Airport, Menzies Aviation Plc, Feb – July 2007.
  • Regional general manager – Africa, Menzies Aviation Plc, April 2006 - Feb 2007
  • Operations executive, P&O Cruises, Sept 1999-April 2006.
  • UK operations manager, Sunbeam Tours, 1998-1999.
  • Product manager, American Connections, 1996-1998.
  • Reservation consultant, Getaway Vacations, 1994-1995.

Teaching experience

  • August 2014 to date: Solent University, course leader – shipping & maritime business.
  • December 2013 to July 2014: Southampton Solent University, senior lecturer – shipping & maritime business.
  • September 2012 to December 2013: Southampton Solent University, lecturer - maritime operations.
  • October 2010 to September 2012: Southampton Solent University, associate lecturer - FBSE.

Research interests

Giuseppe's research interests include strategic management, supply chain management, operations management, logistics and transportation, port operations, human resource management within the maritime industry, and marketing.


  • 2015 - Chartered Member, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
  • 2013 - PGCLT(HE), Southampton Solent University.
  • 2013 - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • 2012 - Prince2 Foundation, APMG - International.
  • 2008 - First place in Global Safety Excellence Team Award, DP World Southampton.
  • 2007 - Certificate of training – risk assessment, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
  • 2007 - Certificate in Incident Cause Analysis Method, DP World Southampton.
  • 2004 - MBA, Kingston University.
  • 1996 - BA (Hons) Tourism Studies, Bournemouth University.