Keith Ingram JP – editor
Keith ran away to sea at the age of 15 at a time when a willing pair of hands and a strong back were sought after on any crew. He would have scoffed if anyone had told him he would one day become an award winning journalist and the editor of respected maritime publications. But sure enough, today Keith puts his passion for the industry back into the community by working as a maritime consultant and publishing the bi-monthly Professional Skipper and New Zealand Aquaculture magazines as well as the annual New Zealand Workboat Review. Keith is one of the maritime industry’s strongest advocates and Past President and Life Member of the New Zealand Marine Transport Association. He is also a marine assessor for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission and maritime advisor to the Courts of New Zealand. As a Past President of the NZ Recreational Fishing Council, he has continued his work as a national representative on the National Rock Lobster and the SNA1 snapper strategic management groups. In his spare time Keith enjoys fishing and boating, he is a past Commodore of the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club and continues to support his community as an Honorary Fisheries Officer and Justice of the Peace.
Contact Keith: 0274 584 747
Office: +64 (09) 533 4336
Vivienne Ingram – manager
Co-director and business manager as well as anchor and homeport for Keith Ingram throughout their marriage of 44 years. Vivienne manages the business, looking after the administration and financial side. The company draws its name VIP Publications Limited from “Vivienne Ingram Publishing,” from the days when she produced the Spirit of Adventure magazine.
Contact Vivienne: 09 5334336
Murray Earl – advertising manager
Murray Earl is a man with many strings to his bow. He is an experienced sports administrator (rugby, thoroughbred horse racing and rowing), previously a senior TV advertising executive, and worked with VIP Publications and its magazines for a time in the 2000s.
Murray is a resident of Auckland’s Half Moon Bay and enjoys the amenities that the area offers. He keeps fit by regularly traversing the local walkways. Murray is a keen follower of most sports, tends his vege garden year round, and hangs out for the odd day fishing. Murray’s knowledge of the marine industry makes him a valued member of the Professional Skipper magazine/Workboats/Aquaculture crew.
Contact Murray: 027 255 8081
Peter Aranyi – sub editor
Wellington-raised Aucklander Peter Aranyi came to Professional Skipper from a background in engineering, radio, publishing, training and journalism, including a stint in the Parliamentary press gallery. He’s the author, co-author or editor of eight specialist books for the property sector. As a freelance wordsmith and book designer he has numerous publications to his credit. Peter and his family are coastal people who cherish all the marine environment has to offer.
Contact Peter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Walker – designer
“I’ve been doing this sort of thing for way too long to mention,” says Rachel. “Let’s just say, I’ve got experience!” Rachel has worked in the realms of both publishing and advertising agencies during her illustrious career, although predominantly in publishing for the past decade. Rachel says being part of the Professional Skipper team is like being adopted into a generous and loyal family, it’s had its dramas, but is totally worth it!
Chris started life in Auckland in 1957 and joined the Royal New Zealand Navy at the tender age of 16 where he was placed in the tough seamanship hands of an instructor named Keith Ingram. This began his fascination and total love for ships and sea, later to include photography and history. After a stint in the RNZN and three OEs, Chris moved to Southland and has since been self employed in shipping, provodoring and photography.