John Wyborn started his career at sea in the Royal Navy where he was involved in training new recruits. 

On leaving the service he co-founded Bluewater after working in superyachts for two years. 

He is also on the board of the Maritime Skills Alliance and the Merchant Navy Training Board in London. 

Currently he is a past chairman of the International Association of Maritime Institutions and chairs the MYBA Competency and Qualifications Committee.