A consultancy firm has appointed a new sales director.

BMT Reliability Consultants, based in Fareham, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has taken on Dan Oakley as sales director.

Mr Oakley has more than 20 years’ experience specialising in systems engineering, primarily in the defence and aerospace domain.

He was previously employed as business manager for a global defence prime contractor.

In this role Mr Oakley was responsible for identifying, pursuing, negotiating and winning a number of key strategic contracts for complex projects on overseas submarine programmes.

Mr Oakley, who has a BSc in mathematics and an MSc in Fluid Power Systems, will take responsibility for developing customer relationships and supporting the company’s continuing expansion and development.