Dr Ralph Rayner, Chairman

Dr Ralph Rayner


Ralph is our Non-Executive Chairman, a diverse role than encompasses global strategic development, monitoring of the Board’s performance against agreed goals and objectives and representing Sonardyne’s interests in discussions with key customers and business partners.

Ralph has worked for Sonardyne for nearly ten years, initially as a Non-Executive Director from 2006, before taking up his current role in 2014. 

Outside of his commitments to Sonardyne, Ralph is a Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and is responsible for industry advocacy and outreach for the US Integrated Ocean Observing System at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Ralph plays an active part in a number of professional bodies concerned with marine technology and is a fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, the Society for Underwater Technology, the Marine Technology Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He serves on the editorial boards of International Ocean Systems and the journal of Underwater Technology and is editor in chief of the Journal of Operational Oceanography.