Our Team

Universal Marine Systems (UMS) is a young and dynamic Australian organisation created and capitalised by a Board of Directors & shareholders who between them have 90 years of experience within the Marine and Construction Sector.Universal is also proud to have its operational project management team led by the highly experienced and respected Mr Peter Stanley, a previous managing director of a world renowned local pontoon manufacturer. 



Peter Stanley - General Manager

Peter was a founding Director of Walcon Marine Australia, which operated for a period of over 10 years under his management prior to him selling his interest back in 2011.  Peter was historically on the Board of Directors for the BIA of WA & a past director of MIAA. Peter has been involved in the marine industry for over 14 years.

Peter is responsible for the complete management of Universal Marina Systems including sales, costing, and production. Management of the installation programme is directed through the on-site Project Supervisor.


Karen Cleveland - contract & Financial Administrator

Karen has been with UMS since its inception and brought with her over 20 years of contract and finance management experience predominantly from within the UK Construction Sector.  Karen is responsible for structuring and managing the company’s finances and management systems. 

On a day to day basis this involves working closely with all areas of the business from initial tendering, through to contract negotiation with both the client and supply chain. Equally importantly, Karen works with our Production Department to ensure we continue to monitor quality and performance against a series of robust auditable systems and procedures.  


Henry Beevor - Engineering 

Henry also joined UMS at inception as a undergraduate mechanical engineering student.  Over the last 4 years Henry has successfully completed his Engineering Studies graduating with a 1st class honours degree and subsequently taking up a full-time position with UMS.  Henry has been responsible for evolving the UMS product applying great innovative advancements to already proven structurally sound principles. 

Routinely he balances our drive for continual product improvement with the design and planning of our client’s requirements in the most efficient and economically viable way; ensuring compliance with all relevant Australian Standards and best engineering practice. 


Josh Stanley - Supervisor

Josh joined UMS in early 2017 and has been involved in the marina construction industry for almost 10 years. His experience ranges from fabrication and assembly to Project Supervision and Management roles including the Sydney and Sanctuary Cove International boat shows, along with other major projects.

Josh is responsible for the daily management of production and our assembly team. He coordinates the production and delivery of the floating marina system and ensures that production is quality controlled and completed efficiently.


Workshop & Installation Team

Our assembly and installation team is a combination of dedicated members working together to deliver the best possible product on the market to our customers.